American Karate-Do System (AKS) blends two major components:
Traditional - AKS utilizes traditional Okinawan
Isshinryu Katas and basic techniques. The emphasis in traditional
Karate-do is to teach proper body mechanics for power and
balance, to condition the body for health and resilience,
and to provide an effective platform of techniques for street
confrontations. Traditional training is characterized by a
retracted hand position on the hip to train throws and pulls,
large stances, and is designed for overwhelming odds such
as multiple opponents or a weapon attack.
self-defense component of AKS is taught within the framework
of an appropriate use of force continuum and is based on
Kenpo Karate, Modern Arnis,
awareness, and the basic strikes of Isshinryu. At
the J. R.
Roy Martial Arts Studio, our concentration is on awareness,
detection, nonviolent diffusion and as a last resort,
yet highly effective self-defense techniques.
Modern - All basic techniques and two person drills
lead to free-sparring, a safe form of kickboxing practiced
with a partner. Kickboxing is characterized by a stance similar
to boxing, and features the punches, evasions, and blocks
of boxing with the kicks and off-balancing techniques found
in Martial Arts. It is performed most often against one opponent
in a highly supervised setting.
at the J. R. Roy Martial Arts Studio allows light, controlled
contact to the front of the body, and no contact to the groin,
legs, throat and back. Controlled non-contact techniques are
allowed to the head. The sparring aspect of AKS offers a high
quality, interesting, safe, and fun cardiovascular workout.
It is ideal for the person looking for a well-rounded exercise
program, a program that features the additional benefit of
effective self-defense training.
here for a list of all past and present American Karate-Do
Black Belts in the direct J.R. Roy Martial Arts Studio Lineage.
is taught in a relaxed, nonviolent and noncompetitive environment.
All ages and levels of ability welcomed.