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Way of japaN

Shotokan Karate-do

Class Schedule

Beginner

Mondays - Thursdays

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Judo

Mondays

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Intermediate

Mondays  & Wednesdays

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Kobudo

Wednesdays

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Advanced

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

A one-week trial period is available to all new students! You can visit us in-person to inquire about this offer.

Note: Belt Exams can happen in any class at any moment - always be at your best!

Belt Exams can also have set days, which would be announced.

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ABOUT THE DOJO

Way of Japan started in 1971, when Abe Belardo and a handful of students set up a small Delano dojo in a Catholic church’s auxiliary room. Since that time, Sensei Belardo has promoted countless black belts, trained world class kickboxers, promoted hundreds of tournaments and kickboxing shows, and is a respected boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, and kickboxing judge.

 

Currently, Way of Japan is providing beginner, intermediate and advanced classes in Shotokan Karate affiliated with Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation.

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About
  • What are the prices at Way of Japan?
    You'll need to go to the Way of Japan Dojo in person to get our pricing.
  • Do I have to be in good shape before I start?
    No, you will get into shape as you train. We have a series of exercises that you will learn as you progress through the ranking system which will enable you to perform the self defense techniques.
  • I am 31 years old, am I too old to start martial arts?
    No, you are not too old to begin martial arts training. Shotokan regularly has students start from adolecense through their 50's and older. Shotokan is a practical and effective martial art that does not incorporate gymnastics.
  • I am very busy with my work schedule, how much time do I need to devote to classes?
    You can devote just 45 minutes for one day of the week, or go for up to 3 hours for four days per week. You decide how many classes you want to attend - though your tuition will not change whichever plan you take.
  • Do I have to register my hands when I become a black belt?
    No, that is an urban myth. Martial Artists are not required to register their hands.
  • How long does it take to get a black belt?
    In Shotokan Karate, it takes approximately 5 years to reach student black belt.

PRINCIPLES OF OUR DOJO

Seek perfection of character.

Be faithful in your studies.

Endeavor to excel.

Respect others.

Refrain from violent behavior.

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meet the staff
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Sensei Abe Belardo

Chief Instructor

6th Dan (SKIF)

4th Dan (Uquidokan)

1st Dan (Goju Ryu)

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Hesnor Herrera

Judo Instructor

3rd Kyu (Judo)

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Sensei Jason Hanby

Head Instructor

5th Dan (SKIF)

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Demetrius "D" Bailey

Instructor

3rd Dan (WOJ)
Shodan (SKIF)

CONTACT US

(661) 834-5871  |  wayofjapan2001@yahoo.com

4400 Ashe Road, Suite 218 Bakersfield, California 93313

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