Martial Arts is a path many of us chose for life.
Open the gate to see where it leads you.
Hanshi Judan-10th Dan
Grand Master E. Dukes
into a Dukes’ Martial Arts Academy and you’ll instantly realize this is far more than a hobby or pastime. The
culture established here is a way of life! Dukes’ Martial Arts Specializes in the traditional instruction of Martial
Arts, Karate, Fitness, and self-defense. Each one focuses on creating skills to win and training sessions to maximize every
muscle and help you get in the best shape of your life.
The programs at Dukes’ Martial Arts are unsurpassed because
we have some of the most experienced instructors in the country. Their knowledge and hands-on experience allow you to get
to your martial arts and fitness goals safely and quickly.
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Weapons of Okinawan Karate - Japanese Terms
with a long history of both chinese and japanese suppression that also outlawed the possession of conventional weapons (such
as swords), developed a unique range of substitute weapons that became an integral part of Traditional Okinawan Shorin-Ryu
Karate. Many of these weapons were derived from farming tools.
There are five traditional Okinawan weapons, the
Bo, Kama, Nunchaku, Sai, and Tonfa. Many Okinawan Karate styles include these five weapons in their training to some degree.
Training with these five weapons helps to develop similar muscles as used in karate as well as hand-eye coordination and heightened
reflexes. Many of the striking and blocking techniques practiced in everyday Karate can be easily adapted to use when armed
with these weapons, making the transition to training with these weapons relatively easy and most beneficial to the karateka.
TRADITIONAL OKINAWAN KARATE WEAPONS
Bo 6 foot wooden staff
Kama Sickles used as a pair
Nunchaku Wooden sticks joined by a cord or chain
Sai Fork-like metal weapon used as a pair
Tonfa Wooden short stick with extra handle, used as a pair
Shinai Bamboo sword
Bokken Wooden sword
Traditional Okinawan Style of
Matsubayshi Shorin-Ryu Karate
Students come to Dukes Martial Arts Academy to study martial arts for different reason. While
Shorin Ryu Karate is know around the world as one of the most fowerful forms of martial arts with its dynamic kicking and
hand techniques, students easily learn at their own pace and ability level so they reach their own personal goals. We believe
that we are able to continue to successfully grow our schools because our students realize that our mission is to teach self-defense
while also fostering the personal development of each and every karate student. We offer programs for adults and children,
each fostering the development of integrity, self-control, confidence, perseverance, respect, loyalty and self-esteem. As
professional martial artists, we have dedicated our lives to the betterment of our sport - and operate this school with the
even more important goal of educating children and adults to become physically and emotionally strong.
years of training in martial arts and experience in working with children. Our instructors are specifically trained to teach
martial arts through motivation and encouragement.
Our instructors develop students'
desire to improve and grow so that the motivation to excel comes from within. To us, this is truly the best form of leadership.
We are martial artists who stand tall and live strong. That's what sets us - and our students - apart from the crowd.
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STOP THE BULLY NOW
Stop the Drugs Now
What is a kata?
Master Dukes program partners
with parents to help keep kids safe
and educate them in ways that will
help them cope with the problems
they face on a day to day basis.
We believe in the concept of building
inner strength and character to help
young people enjoy life to its fullest.
The Power of Martial Arts
is one of the keys to staying safe and "Stopping The Bully!"
Children who train in the martial arts learn powerful skills
to defend themselves, stand up to Bullies and stay safe in almost any situation. Knowledge truly is power! Give your children
the power, knowledge, skills and CONFIDENCE to stand up for themselves, stop the bully, resist peer pressure and BE
Physical Education Program for your kids
Record Your Activities and Get Your Credit Hours
Shorin-Ryu Karate :
/ Green Belt / Blue Belt / Purple Belt / Brown Belt / Black
5:00 p.m. Intermediate Training & Weapons
Mondays & Wednesdays / White Belt /
Yellow Belt / Orange Belt
Keeping kids focused and motivated is hard work
so Master Dukes go's out his way to make learning fun.We realize that to keep a child's interest, you must keep them involved
and at our school, there is no bench warmers everyone gets involved in every class we teach.
And our safe, supervised individualized training
builds winners by giving your child increased self-confidence and self-esteem.
Do you want the benefits martial arts training? an adult martial arts program
is a complete, head full body workout that combines punching, kicking, and self-defense. Our program emphasizes simple movements,
allowing people of all ages and fitness levels to get in great shape and learn real self-defense. We are pleased to offer
karate to all-adults men & woman.
Enrollment & Monthly Fee
+ $35.00 1st Month
total $115.00 includes
Family of two (2) Enrollment $80.00 which includes ONE FREE UNIFORM
for first person +
Second person $25.00
1st month fee
Uniform not included, but 1/2 off which is $20.00
Price on student
uniforms $40.00 Middleweight 7.25oz
Cotton/Polyester twill fabric means minimal wrinkles after washing
A total of $160.00 to join today
Family of two
$60.00 Monthly Fee
Each additional person $25.00 a month
DISCOUNT FOR THE HANDICAP
Teaching the Disabled
"We service the needs
of people that face a multiplicity of life and daily challenges."
Everyone from those with common attention deficits to
the blind to those bound to braces or wheelchairs; I don't see this as a chore, I don't see it as a problem; I see it as a
labor of love. Just call Master Dukes at (704) 796-8902 for discount
After School Program
Registration for NEW Classes
Belvedere Ave. Charlotte, N.C. 28205
Mondays & Wednesdays
6:00p.m. that's one Hour
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Ages 50 and up
With a little help, you too can be a
(This is not Karate)
You're Only Gonna Do One Program
Make It This One!
It's what you've been looking for all along
Now, think of
a time in the near future. A time when you realize that
in this program was the smartest thing you EVER DID!
See yourself in action!
Moving faster and hitting harder!
things you've never been told and shown stuff you've never seen!
This system is simple and easy to learn....
Easy to remember and above all... Highly effective!!!
So come workout with
Grand Master Dukes
Children love learning at our academy. During every
class, we establish a safe and encouraging environment. We build confidence and celebrate each and every accomplishment. Programs
are high-energy, fun and interactive.
Learning martial arts is a physical endeavor, involving
all muscle groups to help develop the student's inner core physical strength. Because of this, Shorin Ryu Karate and other
martial arts excellent tools in obesity prevention.
our emphasis encompasses more than just learning physical moves. It's about developing positive character and life improvement
skills in each and every student.
curriculum helps focus a child's growth in becoming polite, confident and mature individuals.