Welcome to Isshinryu karate in Santa Monica

About Us

Qualified Instructors-Sensei Mike Lavin

Excited to pass on my years of knowledge and training. I have trained with many 10th degree black belts in Isshinryu karate along with incorporating many other styles including Jui-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and MMA. 

Modern Studio

 WE ARE A TRADITIONAL ISSHIN RYU KARATE DOJO BUT WE TRAIN IN JUI JITSU, GRAPPLING, CARDIO, WEAPONS, AND MUAY THAI. WE  ALSO CROSSOVER TO MMA STYLE FIGHTING AND TECHNIQUES. WE SPAR AND LEARN SEVERAL KATAS ALONG WITH BUNKAI (APPLICATION OF KATA). I AM SURE YOU WILL FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. DO NOT LET FEAR STOP YOU. 

Our Philosophy


MEDITATION

MEDITATION OR ZAZEN IS PERFORMED AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF EVERY CLASS TO CLEAR THE MIND AND ACHIEVE A CALM, FOCUSED STATE. JUST AS PRACTICING KARATE WILL STRENGTHEN AND DISCIPLINE YOUR BODY, PRACTICING MEDITATION WILL STRENGTHEN AND DISCIPLINE YOUR MIND. AND JUST AS A STRONG BODY WITHOUT AN EQUALLY STRONG MIND IS LIMITED, KARATE IS INCOMPLETE WITHOUT MEDITATION. WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL HAS A WELL-DEVELOPED BODY AND A CLEAR MIND WORKING AS ONE, THEIR ACTIONS FLOW HONESTLY, POWERFULLY, AND APPROPRIATELY. 

Classes

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Santa Monica karate, kickboxing, and fitness

2202 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405, United States

(310) 866-2589

Hours

Wednesday 6-715pm

Friday 6-8pm

Saturday 730-8am weapons 8-930am regular training 

Sunday 6-8pm

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