The Kodenkan Center encompasses many unique martial arts programs. We are small diverse groups of martial artists who love to share what we learned on the mat with emphasis on the application of our principles to our personal lives. Our disciplines include Jujitsu, Kokoro Aikido, Judo and Karate to name a few. We share our experiences through teaching youth and adults utilizing our guiding principles. All the instructors are volunteers who work other jobs besides their teaching responsibilities. Our passion, as our groups come together to train every week, is to teach our martial disciplines and traditions and to influence our fellow practitioners positively.
We are dedicated to our students, parents, and friends. We believe that the martial arts have enriched our lives and we want to give back what we learned from our teachers over the years. Our focus is on perfection of character, respect to oneself and others, leading a healthy lifestyle, improve focus and stillness, emphasize self-control and concentration and being kind to others.
Our dojo is the refuge where we escape from the stress of life. When we enter the dojo, we feel like we are in a sanctuary that helps us focus and revive our strength. At the Dojo we find the stillness that helps us center. We emphasize our health; we focus on developing self-control. We concentrate on citizenship, respect, and kindness. As part of our training we learn that the best fight is no fight.
The Kodenkan Center closed its doors in early March to help fight the COVID-19 that is afflicting the country. This closure put a tremendous strain in the Dojo’s finances. Being small, we do not have reserves to face a financial crisis like this. And there has not been any income for the last 2 months. We have continued to pay our rent and utilities with student donations. As the dojo is closed, we face the distinct possibility that we will end up with obligations we can not meet.
Our martial arts members are giving to the community and continuing traditions and building character, physical abilities, and improving all who join the efforts to better themselves -- the donations would not just be a benefit for us personally, but for the community.
We invite any / all to join us upon re-opening.
How you can help us covering rent and utilities? Please, if you can, donate, and help us to stay open.
Watch us in action in this demonstration for our 50th Anniversary
- Reyes Keeme-Sayre
- Mark Gettings
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