Introduction to Sensei Taira fundamental connecting drills
September 20th 7-9pm
Sensei Taira Masaji Seminar is coming to Glasco Karate!
Please see our event page on Facebook to obtain the registration/waiver form to attend. All attendees of the event will be added to our private group for seminar announcements
Welcome to Glasco Karate
Please explore our web site to discover more about us and our excellent teaching programs for adults
, right here in Saugerties.
About Our Dojo
Glasco Karate is an officially recognized branch (shibu) dojo of the Okinawan Goju-Ryu Kenkyukai (research society) under the tutelage of Sensei Masaji Taira. We are one of only a few dojos in the United States to hold this title, and it is a great honor. The Kenkyukai has branch dojos all over the world. Our students have the opportunity to travel and learn Goju-Ryu from some of the finest instructors on the planet.
We pride ourselves on being a traditional karate school, not a "belt factory". All promotions are earned, and each student progresses at his/her own pace. We specialize in teaching Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate Do. We do not mix styles, and do not buy into the "popular martial art of the moment."
Students are welcome to attend as few or as many classes as their schedule permits. We require no contracts, but offer discounts for students who are ready to make a longer-term commitment. We also offer discounts for additional family members. We're here to make a commitment to YOU!
Why Glasco Karate?
- Our karate curriculum is suitable for all ages 5 and up, building strength, technique and confidence.
- We have an excellent children's program, but we are not a "karate-based day care". We teach real techniques for real life based on kata (forms), bunkai (analysis of the forms, performed with two people) and kiso kumite (fighting drills and counter attacks) in a safe environment.
- We emphasize courtesy, respect and good manners, and relate these attributes to life at home and at school.
- We do not promote on a regular schedule, like most martial arts schools. Each student progresses at his or her own pace.
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