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Individuals learn silkisondan-style karate, combat hapkido, or self-defense techniques during one-hour classes
The ability to karate chop through wood is a good skill to have if you’re going for your black belt or ever have to fight your way out of a lumberyard. Strike a cord with this voucher.
Each month of membership includes access to all of the academy’s martial-arts classes. Each option includes a uniform and belt.
Sensei Rusty Burke teaches Silkisondan Karate, a style he learned directly from Master Thinh Nguyen, the founder of the system. Silkisondan integrates elements of tae kwon do, aikido, judo, and kung fu, which Rusty teaches in adult-, kid-, and women-specific classes, as well as in whole-family sessions, in a studio that has newly expanded and doubled its size. Rusty is a combat veteran of the first Persian Gulf War, so he not only goes by "Sensei Burke" but by "Sergeant Burke." He folds his martial-arts experience—evidenced by multiple black belts and hundreds of broken planks of wood—into the discipline and skills he learned as a marine.