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Florida Okinawa Seidokan Karate

Old School Self-Protection
and Life Skills

COVID Notice:  

Our first concern is the safety of our students and follow CDC guidelines. 

All persons (parents, practitioners, and staff) will wear a mask on school facility property.   

Hand sanitizer is available to be used before, after, and during practice. 

According to CDC guidelines if any student parent has a temperature of 101 or higher they are asked to stay at home.  Live feed video is provided from the Melbourne school for those students choosing to stay at home and practice with the regular class.  By practicing these guidelines strictly we are being mindful of one another.  

(321) 248-2559

Two Locations

Nancy Hanson Recreation Center
7300 N Atlantic Ave. Cape Canaveral, FL 329202
Family Karate Program: 5pm - 6:30pm Mon/Wed

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Sensei's Ron Nix and
Donnie Hayhurst in Okinawa Japan

                                 Suntree Martial Arts
2955 Pineda Plaza Way, Melbourne, FL 32940
Family Karate Program: 5:30pm - 6:30pm Tue/Thu

What is Okinawa Seidokan Karate?  

A common misconception of Karate is it is just kick and punch and applied to sport Kids Martial Arts.  Many modern schools of martial arts have evolved to this minor role. 

This style is a Classical Okinawan Self Defense System comprised of take-downs, throws, joint locks, and weapons training.  Thought just the kick and punch portion of the art can be adapted  to sport, the entire art is rather brutal and very combative.

The student is trained for real life self-protection scenarios to counter an opponent's aggression with techniques complimenting the attackers movements to accomplish weapons captures, limb management, sealing off the opponents free weapons side, cutting the balance, folding their base, and an engagement ends either in submission, knockout, choke out, or dispatch throw. 

In short Okinawa Seidokan Karate is an ancient form of MMA instruction made available to the Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach, and Cape Canaveral communities. 
This art is well suited for multiple attacker self-defense and not for sport.  Youth are not trained in the full curriculum of Okinawa Seidokan techniques, as they are not suitable to children.  The complete art is taught in the Teen and Adult Class.  The Youth Karate Curriculum comprises about 1/3 of the Adult Curriculum and the techniques are of a nature to protect without causing serious harm to the opponent.  Regardless, self-control and restraint are the rule and using the techniques are stressed as a last resort to any conflict.  Progression is self-paced and the accomplishment of a Black Belt will take on the average 5 to 7 years.  The only guarantee of rank accomplishment in the Okinawa Seidokan System is continual hard work, sweat, and accomplished progression in the curriculum.  
Shigemitsu Tamaaie, 2nd Headmaster of Okinawa Seidokan

" The Secret to Seidokan Karate is to come to class."

-- Shigemitsu Tamaie,
Second Okinawa Seidokan Headmaster