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About SENSEI Andrea Jackson: Andrea began studying karate AT the AGE of 10 and fell in love with the ART immediately. SHE has been practicing karate for 23 years. And teaching for most of that time. SHE is certified AS an Okinawan certified karate instructor. SHE has Also taught children in a variety of settings. Including public schools. Summer camps. Recreation programs. And various athletic programs. SENSEI andrea's formal education includes an undergraduate degree from Stanford university in east asian studies. Graduate COURSEWORK AT the Stanford school of education in youth development. And a professional degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine. SHE is committed to helping ALL of HER students find success in karate and LIFE. About uechi RYU karate: uechi RYU karate originated in china in the 19TH and 20TH centuries. KANBUN uechi. An Okinawan. Studied the style and brought it back to Okinawa. Where HE taught only a handful of students in secret. Later. When it became acceptable to openly teach karate. ONE of HIS students. Seiyu SHINJO. Began teaching to the public. Which included military servicemen and women. MY SENSEI. Alan Dollar. Studied with Seiyu SHINJO and continued to train and teach in america. Seiyu SHINJO'S SON. KIYOHIDE SHINJO. WHO is known AS a karate legend throughout japan. Is currently the head of OUR karate organization. Uechi RYU is a combination of soft influences from chinese arts similar to kung FU and harder martial arts style. Like those seen in Mainland japan. It is known for the incredible self defense skills and physical toughness that it develops in those WHO study it.

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Traditional karate classes for children. Teens. And adults. Ages 4 and UP. Students learn self defense. Life skills. And have FUN and make friends. Visitors are welcome to watch. Call to TRY a free class. Uechi RYU karate is one of the most authentic. Unchanged martial arts in existence today. Unlike other modern and mixed styles. Whose goal is sport and competition. Uechi RYU karate is designed to BE effective in real combat situations. Students learn the traditional values of hard work. Respect. And self control. Leadership is a built in part of karate training. Even young students are expected to help their dojo and fellow students. Responsibility increases with rank. Advanced students CAN take the leadership and teaching program. Dragon arts karate offers additional classes and programs to develop community and reward hard work with FUN. We have additional events in and OUT of the area with affiliated schools. AS an Independent member of the KENYUKAI north america association. We have karate Family throughout the world.
Located at 1149 NE Division, at the crossing of Burnside, Division, and 242nd/Hogan Ave in Gresham. Directions: From I-84: Take the 238th Exit in Gresham. Head South and continue on 238th/Hogan/242nd. Make a Right on Division St. Dragon Arts Karate i
Downtown Gresham
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