Why the Samurai ?
The samurai is world renowned warrior disciplined, focused and confident. The samurai follows a strict code of ethics, the Bushido, the Way of the Warrior.
South Florida Samurai Martial Arts lives by the Bushido, as a business, as a lifestyle.
The Seven Virtues of the Bushido
Integrity, Respect, Courage,
Honesty/Sincerity and Loyalty/Duty.
South Florida Samurai students must to learn to control of themselves and their emotions; through the study of Karate and the Bushido. A famous philosopher Lao Tzu said,
Mastering Others is Strength,
Mastering Yourself is True Power.
The Samurai is a master of the sword but he is also a master of empty hand combat known as karate.
The style of karate taught at South Florida Samurai is an Okinawan style of karate called Matsubayashi-Ryu, also known as Shorin-Ryu, translates as Pine Forest Style.
The Okinawan Islands were controlled by China and Japan and during this time possessions of weapons were strictly controlled and denied to many.
The Okinawan farmers developed this style of fighting to defend themselves against anyone who tried to harm them or their family.
They developed and learned karate, karate translated means “empty hand”.
The Okinawan’s were resourceful they also developed ways to use farming tools for self-defense; the bo/staff, nunchaku and the tonfu, which is use by law enforcement now.
This is resourcefulness of our philosophy here at SFS
We learn to defend ourselves without having to use a weapon but if need to use a “weapon” we can use what we have on hand;
more on that when you begin to study our self-defense methods.
Karate becomes part of you and can never be taken away.
You won’t leave it in the basket at the airport, you won’t forget to pack it in your suitcase and it has many uses besides self-defense !