Learn Shotokan Karate & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu At Syosset Martial Arts Center

Watch this short video to learn how our school can teach you self defense, help you lose weight and have fun at the same time! Syosset Martial Arts Center 34 Cold Spring Road, Syosset, NY 11791 Phone: (516) 364-6610, email: info(at)

Technique Demo: Sweeping (Ashai Barai)

A sweep can be defined as using your leg/foot to take out your opponent’s leg from under them. They have a variety of applications. For example, they can be used to take an opponent to the floor, or simply to disrupt an opponent’s balance to create an opening. They can attack either the opponents front or back leg and can come from the front, side or even rear of your opponent. In almo...[Read More]

Bullying Part 3: How to Tell if Your Child is a Victim of Bullying

There are many warning signs of bullying, some are more subtle than others, but they can all point to a case of bullying. As far as obvious signs, if you notice that your child frequently comes home with damaged belongings, torn clothes, or is missing property, this may indicate that they are the victim of bullying. Taking or damaging property is a way that children bully each other as well as phy...[Read More]

Technique Demo: Round Kick

One of the most popular kicks is the round kick, sometimes referred to as a roundhouse kick. In Karate, it can be delivered with either the front or rear leg. What makes this technique so popular is that it comes from the side, so it is not seen by the opponent until it is too late. For this reason it is sometimes referred to as a “blind” technique. Here is a good explanation of how th...[Read More]

Bullying Part 2: Preventing Bullying

Many children are victims of bullying. Most of them don’t know how to stop or prevent bullying which is why we as adults must step in to ensure that bullying does not occur. There are many different reasons why kids bully others, and bullying cases can very in severity. No matter how severe bullying is, it is never acceptable and should be handled quickly. If you think your child is at a ris...[Read More]

Bullying Part 1: Common Misconceptions About Bullying

There are many common misconceptions about bullying, for example, Thinking that bullying is a normal part of childhood and the victims should just toughen up. Thinking this way can have serious consequences for both victims and bullies. Bullying should not be tolerated and letting a bully continue picking on others just reinforces their behavior and sets them up to continue making poor choices for...[Read More]

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program

We are happy to announce a new program at our school. Cristian Buitron, an avid competitor who has won gold, silver or bronze medals in some of the biggest IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) tournaments in the world, such as Pan Americans, Rio Open, NY Open, and Boston Open. Classes will cover self defense, Gi & No gi techniques, and Mixed Martial Arts applications. The class...[Read More]

Shotokan Masters Seminar On Sat Feb 11

In conjuction with our annual America’s Cup Tournament, we are pleased to present a Masters Seminar at our Dojo.  There will be two sessions with three top instructors rotating in each.    Each session will be limited to 20 participants.  Please download the registration form here and submit it back to us to confirm your spot. Leslie Safar, 9th DAN AJKA-I Technical Director and Chief Instruc...[Read More]

America’s Cup – Shotokan Shobu Ippon-Sanbon Tournament

    Download application here… March 14, 2018 Dear Sensei/Competitors It is with great pleasure and pride that we invite you and your students to the 2018 America’s Cup Invitational Shotokan Championships, sponsored by the AJKA-I of New York And sanctioned by AJKA-I USA, to be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018. This event will utilize modified WSKA rules. The championships w...[Read More]

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