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One Strike offers old school karate tradition. Located in the heart of the Village of Blasdell, serving the community as well as the surrounding areas.
Specially Designed for kids ages 5-8 years
Isshin-Ryu Young Dragons
Two programs offered, Mighty Mite Young Dragons for ages 5-6 and Young Dragons for ages 7-8. Young Dragons classes run 2 or 3 days each week. The programs are designed to teach children the skills they need to help them gain more focus, confidence and ultimately have more success in all they do; all while having fun. Students have a great time participating in a fun and structured class where they develop skills that boost their self-discipline, esteem, while they learn ways to defend themselves.
Kids aged 9+ and Adults
At One Strike, we proudly follow and pass down the timeless and effective karate and self-defense techniques of Isshin-Ryu developed by Tatsuo Shimabuku, as it was passed down to Angi Uezu.
Our goal is to help build strong, self-disciplined, independent empowered individuals who have the ability to defend themselves and others. Our classes and activities also help to cultivate a sense responsibility, comradery and that of being part of a Team.
We offer a variety of group and individual workshops
We offer Girls ; Pre-Teen and Teen empowerment programs; as well as Women's Self-Defense and Empowerment programs.
In these programs participants not only learn valuable self-defense techniques, but equally focus on situations that are often encountered various age groups. We also offer corporate and other group action - reaction classes that can be designed specially for any group.
Basics are Fundamental
At One Strike Buffalo Isshin Ryu Karate and Kobudo we are proud to teach and practice traditional Isshin Ryu Karate as Master Tatsuo Shimabuku taught it to Master Angi Uezu. Master Uezu was inducted into the Isshin Ryu Karate Hall of Fame in 1997.
Master Uezu has said on many occasion, "I always look straight ahead and ignore the comments that could distract me from practicing good Isshin-Ryu".
Master Uezu follows his Master’s beliefs in that one must be a gentleman or lady at all times and never worry about the negative influences that can harm oneself. Through all of this Master Uezu never struck out at his detractors, to do so would have taken a way from everything he believed in. If others didn’t like what he had to offer that was okay, he respected them for their beliefs and willingness to follow their chosen path. He truly believes that you must remain focused and have a big heart to accept others for what they believe.
Master Uezu says Karate is the tool that helps reach people reach their goals by training them to be strong mentally and physically. Isshin-Ryu means "The One Heart Way", as Master Shimabuku truly believed karate should be used for bettering oneself.
Excerpt from the Hall of Fame web-page Angi Uezu profile: