Karate is a Japanese martial art that utilizes lots of hand techniques. In Seito Shito-ryu Karate, you will learn stances, striking, blocking, kicking, self-defense, partner drills, sparring, and lots and lots of forms.
Shito-ryu Karate is one of the major styles of karate taught in Japan. It is a style that takes its techniques from two other styles of karate: Shotokan-ryu and Goju-ryu. Shotokan is a hard-and-fast style that emphasizes precision and perfection. Goju is a softer style that emphasizes breathing and circular, flowing movements. Goju resembles Kung-Fu and is descended from the White Crane lineage. Combine these two styles, and you get Shito-ryu. “Seito” means orthodox–there are several branches of Shito-ryu, and Seito is one of them.
Sensei Eastbury is a 3rd degree in Seito Shito-ryu. She and the other black belts have trained with both Shotokan and Goju masters to enhance their understanding of Seito Shito-ryu.