MCCS Okinawa is proud to bring to you a wide range of martial art classes. Okinawa is famous for being the birthplace of Karate, so why not join us during your time here and start your journey on mastering one of these many variations of these martial art forms? Descriptions for these various art forms are located below.
If you would like to participate in a martial arts class, please come into the facility and meet with the instructor before the class. Current class schedules are located below, and as a PDF download located in this page's Download section. After receiving instructor approval to join, you can register at the front counter of the fitness center.
Instructors: Ivan & Arine Sakamoto , Elton Cruz, Joe Davis, Emerson Azuma,
This type of martial art builds harmony with others and shows how to control the attack. It focuses on the idea that balance is essential to all things. The technique of this class will teach students to defend themselves with little power. Aiki Ju-Jutsu can be recognized by the subtle flowing throws, joint-locks, and extremely effective control of an opponent’s center of gravity. The class also teaches kata and weapons.
Youth welcome with instructor approval; must have adult supervision.
MUGAI RYU IAIDO
Mugai Ryu is a 340-year-old Koryu martial arts school founded by Tsuji Gettan Sukemochi in 1680. Iaido is the sword art of drawing, cutting and re-sheathing the Katana. It places a great emphasis on the correctness of form, precision and efficiency of movement and mental focus. Practice is conducted performing kata or set forms that teach how to respond to attacks made by opponents in various positions and situations. The ideal is to be able to deal with an attack at any time, no matter what you are doing.
This class is only open to adults.
Martial Arts Program
OCONUS Base Phone: 81-98-970-3141
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|Monday||7:30AM - 4:30PM|
|Tuesday||7:30AM - 4:30PM|
|Wednesday||7:30AM - 4:30PM|
|Thursday||7:30AM - 4:30PM|
|Friday||7:30AM - 4:30PM|