At HiYa Karate, we believe in "Training for Life!"
We are a family owned, operated, and integrated Martial Arts Center. The basis of our philosophy is rooted from Tang Soo Do ("Way of the Empty Hand"). Tang Soo Do is a composite style Martial Art that incorporates both hard and soft components of what most people refer to as Tae Kwon Do. The term, Tang Soo Do, is used to denote an older, traditional form of Korean Martial Art. Tang Soo Do has its origins linked to the ancient Korean Tae Kwon, Chinese Shaolin & Tai Chi and Japanese Shoto Kan Karate styles.
AAU (Amateur Athletic Union)
Tournament participation with AAU is an encouraged and an intregal part of HiYa Karate. HiYa has been participating with AAU since 2008. The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest non-profit volunteer sports organizations in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. The AAU is divided into 56 distinct Districts, which annually sanction 34 sports programs, 250 national championships, and over 30,000 age division events. The AAU events have over 500,000 participants and over 50,000 volunteers.
Our Principles and Creed are emphasized and throughout training. Students will engage in informative sessions that will educate them on socially challenging topics such as peer pressures.
We teach the foundation upon which traditional karate was formed: stances, blocking, striking, and kicking.
These forms are basic techniques brought together into patterns that teach students strategy, timing and balance while improving their comprehension and memorization skills.
Predetermined self-defense techniques are taught in a controlled environment. These serve to develop instinctual reflexive responses to both known and unknown situations.
While wearing protective gear, students practice controlled sparring techniques. Safety is a paramount at all times.
During special "Breaking Classes" and belt tests we build confidence in our students. Board breaking improves focus and concentration and diminishes psychological barriers that some students may face.
I am a Martial Artist:
I will be respectful to my country, my family, my friends and myself.
I will be dedicated to my training and self-defense.
I will make my choices with honor and integrity.
I will strive to bring out the best in myself and others.
-HiYa! Student Creed