Welcome to Davis School of Martial ArtsLocated in Springfield , Oh
Our school is a Traditional Martial Arts School, where you will learn the History, Terminology and Etiquette of a Traditional Dojo.
Knowledgeable and Certified Teachers are available to help the student learn what true martial arts is all about.
- We teach only traditional martial arts
- We are the only school in the area that specializes in traditional Okinawan Kobudo (Weapons)
- We teach children 5yrs old & up in the Karate art
- We have separate Adult and Children's classes
- We have Olympic size weight sets for working out
- A dozen or so kicking/punching bags, speed bags & Makiwara board.
- Foam Mats covering most of the floor.
- And of course a good environment to train in.
The Arts We Teach
The Karate we teach here is Traditional Pangai-noon Karate Jutsu. This style is very different from the Shotokan or Tae Kwon Do styles that you see a lot. Pangai-noon meaning, "Half Hard, Half Soft", uses circular blocks rather than forced blocks to deflect and control attacks with greater ease. Goju-Ryu and Uechi-Ryu are very similar styles of Karate to Pangai-noon. You will see a lot of the same Katas in those styles that you will see in Pangai-noon. We emphasize on body conditioning for the adult students. Getting our Mind, Body and Spirit to work as one.
One of the arts we teach, Aiki-Jutsu, ties into our Aikido training. A lot of Aikido's principles, movements and techniques come from Aiki-Jutsu. A good way to tell the difference between the two is Aikido is a defensive art and Aiki-Jutsu is more offensive. Of course they are both used for self defense but this is the easiest way to describe difference between the two. A lot of the same techniques you'll find in both arts but, the more straight forward and aggressive ones you will find in the Aiki-Jutsu training. To get a well rounded education of self defense we incorporate both arts into our training. The good principles, centeredness and grace of Aikido and mix it with some of the devastating throws of Aiki-Jutsu.
One of the arts we teach here is Aikido.We are now forming children's classes Monday and Wednesdays starting at 5:45pm for an hour each day. One of the most beautiful forms of BUDO is Aikido, a Japanese martial arts form based on a philosophy of nonviolence and harmony. Developed from the ancient traditions and skills of the Japanese samurai, Aikido is characterized not only by its philosophy of nonviolence, but also by the nonviolent style of training: physical strength is kept to a minimum, while suppleness, dynamics, flexibility and inner strength are all promoted.
Davis school of Martial Arts is the only school in the area to offer Traditional Okinawa Kobudo. We currently teach 6 of the 12 traditional Okinawan weapons.