Inland Empire Martial Arts

Inland Empire Martial Arts

About Inland Empire Martial Arts

Welcome to Inland Empire Martial Arts. Shotokan is a traditional style of karate from Japan. The Japanese translation of karate is “empty hand.” The word “traditional” involves striving for personal excellence with a sound scientific basis for our technical practice.

What differentiates us

About Shotokan Karate

Shotokan Karate is a method of weaponless combat in which the opponents utilize the techniques of blocking, punching, striking, and kicking for the purpose of self–defense. Karate training consists of three parts:

Kihon (or fundamentals): Basic techniques of stances, blocks, punches, strikes, kicks and body–shifting skills are learned during this phase of practice. Kata (or formal exercises): These are formal exercises of martial arts that have been passed down from past generations. Kata consist of prearranged techniques of defense and counterattack executed against imaginary opponents. Their purpose is to develop precision movement and smooth transitions through the various techniques as well as to expand the student's familiarity with the almost infinite possibilities for their application. Kumite (or free–fighting): Sparring is an exercise mimicking actual combat. It is an opportunity for two students who wish to sharpen reflexive application of techniques by using correct distance and timing. Safety is stressed, in that all techniques are stopped just short of contact.

The Japanese word “Karate–Do” translates as “the way of empty–hand fighting.” The base word, “kara” reflects not only empty–hand or weaponless fighting, but also the state of the “empty mind” (mushin) which is sought after through disciplined training

How we were trained

Scott Haga:

Currently holds the rank of 4th degree black belt from the American JKA. Has been instructing children and adults for over 20 years. Certified Instructor and Examiner with the AJKA.

About the classes: students will learn basic Shotokan karate techniques, defensive blocking, kicking, striking, escapes and traditional karate forms. They will also learn and practice basic wrestling. Classes will center around teaching of respect, focus and physical fitness.

Why we love what we do

Our purpose is self-realization. Students improve in the areas of confidence, concentration, self-discipline, and fitness. Appreciation for others is highly valued; merely learning how to fight is not. Nobody sits on the bench in our classes. All students get the benefit of being on the best team without being required to spar or enter competition. These positive values can be instilled only if a commitment to practice is made and honored. We are a family of dedicated and committed students and parents, and we are looking to attract other families equally dedicated.

35215 Ave A,
Yucaipa, CA 92399
Business Hours:
By appointment only
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