Our Mission

We are a professional martial arts school, established in Topeka in 1995, formerly known as Midwest Martial Arts. Our primary objective is making a positive impact on people’s lives through the philosophy and practice of the traditional karate-do. While sharing one of the purest forms of self-defense, we strive to build a bridge between the past and the present, through incorporating some of the traditional core values that are in danger of becoming extinct today. Through training of the body, mind and spirit, we hope to help individuals gain a better understanding of self and the world; become the best version of themselves, and as a result contribute to a healthier society as a whole. We see karate not only as a form of physical self-defense, but also as a catalyst to building character.

The philosophy of our teaching is best described in the words of an eminent Okinawan scholar Teijunsoku:

“No matter how you may excel in the art of te,
And in your scholastic endeavors,
Nothing is more important than your behavior
And your humanity as observed in daily life”.