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Authentic Martial Arts
4 - 6 year olds
Okinawan Martial Arts Club
Family of Black Belts
The Bennett family teaches a traditional Okinawan martial art known as Uechi Ryu. We are members of the Kokusai Kyokai branch within Uechi Ryu, of which Master James Thompson (Kyudan, Hanshi) is president. We teach 8 kata, three of which are the original Chinese kata Uechi Ryu was modeled after; Sanchin, Seisan, and Sanseirui. Our classes are highly structured and concentrate on focusing the mind, body conditioning, and technique.
Sensei Allen and Amanda Bennett have been teaching Uechi Ryu in Colorado since 1996. Originally teaching at a private dojo in Erie, they took over a Uechi Ryu club from the previous instructor at the Frederick Carbon Valley Rec Center in 2002. In 2009, Bennetts Karate was established commercially in Erie and now runs schools in Frederick, Erie, and Westminster Colorado all taught by the Bennett family and their instructors. The Bennett family still travels to Okinawa and trains with masters of both Uechi Ryu and Kobudo in order to provide students with the most accurate and authentic instruction.