Syracuse Martial Arts Kenkyukai is an official Shibu-dojo (authorized representative) of the world-reknowned Okinawa Goju-ryu Karate-do Kenkyukai Dojo in Okinawa, Japan and has been a leader in martial arts instruction in the Syracuse area for several years.
Sport Karate takes basic traditional principles and combines them with modern scientific sport methods to achieve competitive success. Being a member of the USA National Karate Federation, we compete and train under the guidance of the USA Olympic Committee. Our team medals at local, national, and international competitions. Join us and achieve success in the exciting sport of Olympic-style karate!
We practice Okinawa Goju Ryu karate, a traditional Okinawan style and are the Shibu dojo, official representative of Masaji Taira Sensei. Major emphasis is given to learning kata (traditional karate forms), breathing correctly, practicing methods that include body strengthening and conditioning.
"Students of the SMAK Dojo will receive the latest developments in sport-karate as they benefit from instructors’ experiences on the U.S. National Team." - Eric H.
"Joining Syracuse Martial Arts Kenkyukai has easily been one of the best decisions I have made in this lifetime. Not only am I surrounded by amazing people, I am keeping fit and learning a discipline that I plan to practice as long as I am able to."" - Stacey M.
"I cannot overstate the value of the kettlebell workout. As a 65 year old I can guarantee that the health benefits of kettle bell weight training are excellent. Weight training should be part of any workout routine. Kettle bell training has made a great difference in my life. Give it a try!" - Peter s.
"I cannot express the benefits that SMAK Dojo and Sensei Sergey have provided for my son.only has it kept him in great shape, but it has given him discipline, opportunities to travel and compete with people from all over the world, and be a part of a very strong dojo community. The changes in my son have been remarkable, allowing him to develop and bring out the very best in himself." - Andy M.