Our style of Karate is a traditional Japanese martial art known as Shorinji-Ryu Karate-do, as taught by O'Sensei Richard Kim. If you would like to learn more about O'Sensei Kim and the Zen Bei Butoku-Kai International, please follow the link to the left for our organization's website. Thank you!
attended these programs regularly for as long as he has been teaching in order to educate himself for the betterment of his students, and will continue these programs for that same reason. He believes learning never stops, even at the highest of black belt levels. Slicker makes it his goal to lead by example, and to teach his students to do the same.
For Sensei Slicker the martial arts are not just about combat training; the importance of the martial arts is in personal development, goal achievement, and a healthy lifestyle. He credits the martial arts, his current instructors, and the numerous people he has had the good fortune to train with over the years for the person he has become, as well as the attitude and outlook on life he has attained. It is this which Slicker tries to ingrain and pass on to each and every one of his students, in hopes that one day they will pass it down to theirs.
Sensei Slicker knows that each student is unique in their own way, and no two people learn or can be taught in the same way. This is why he has dedicated himself to giving each of his students the individual attention they need, while keeping the equally important group aspect to all of his classes. It is, and has always been, his goal to make sure that everyone who enters his school learns, trains hard, and has fun. He is confident that his experience and enthusiasm will help achieve this goal.
Our doors opened in January of 2012, the resultt of nearly 20 years of training in the martial arts. Japanese Karate and Kobudo (weaponry) are the two main arts that are taught here at Traditional Karate Dojo, but because of influences such as Tai Chi, Aikido, and Modern Arnis the classes are not limited to just those teachings. It’s our belief that no one should limit himself to just one way of thinking, because each martial art has its strengths and weaknesses. No one martial art is better than another, but each should strive to instill the morals and respect that the martial arts teach in class and in life.
With this said, we hope you enjoy this exciting new step in your life and take full advantage of what the martial arts have to offer! Remember that progress in the martial arts is attained through your own effort and hard work. It is important to set goals for yourself as well as to have realistic expectations of when you may reach them. While we are opening the door for you, it is up to you to decide how you come out on the other side. With that we encourage you strive to be your best, but enjoy where you are and the relationships and experiences that come along the way. Good luck and enjoy!!
The head instructor at Traditional Karate Dojo is Sensei Brandon Slicker. Sensei Slicker has been practicing the Martial Arts almost all of his life and teaching for more than half of it. Slicker has taught in a functioning school with a student base of over 300 and has modeled his school on their success. Slicker has also taught at three YMCAs, developing their Karate program into a successful and important offering for these establishments.
With black belt ranks in both Shorinji-Ryu Karate-Do and Kobudo, Sensei Slicker has also had the opportunity to study other Martial Arts. He has achieved black belt ranks in Aikido and Tai Chi, and has attained ranks in Modern Arnis and Aiki-jujitsu. Although Slicker has many other martial arts influences, he prefers to stay true to Traditional Japanese Karate-Do.
Over the years, he has completed several instructor training programs and martial arts school director training programs. Slicker has