Metro Karate & Jiu Jitsu
Shotokan Karate International Federation (S.K.I.F.)
Metro Martial Arts (formerly Metro Karate Academy) is located in Chanhassen, Minnesota and has been in operation since 1992. We currently offer high quality martial arts instruction in the Southwestern metro area. We offer classes with a strong emphasis on the core values of the martial arts – self-discipline, self-confidence and self-control. Based on traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate training, combined with the current needs of our members, we provide a proven system for success and advancement.
We are an officially accredited dojo of the Shotokan Karate International Federation (SKIF) that is led by the world-famous karate master Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa, 10th Degree Black Belt. Soke Kanazawa’s organization currently includes about 2 million members in over 100 different countries around the world.
Metro Martial Arts Shotokan Karate-Do and its instructors are officially licensed by the Shotokan Karate International Federation (SKIF) so you can be sure that we provide only the highest quality instruction in our programs.
In addition to the basic punching, kicking, and blocking techniques used in Kumite or sparring, your training will include Kata which involves performing a prescribed series of karate moves designed to fend off opponents. There are twenty-six different Kata to learn but you will be practicing only the first five or so in your first two years of training.
A good deal of your karate training will involve working with partners in class. The object of working with a partner is to learn and practice the applications of basic karate techniques. Since both partners stand to learn something from each and every exercise, it is essential to work with your partner rather than against him/her. Challenge both yourself and your partner but at the same time, be sure to exercise control.