Contact
931.808.8230
McMinnville TN
2416 Smithville Highway, McMinnville TN
(Back of Building, enter off of Pike Hill Road)
Our Founder
Read about our founder, Sensei Mark Johnson, and his story about how he began on his Martial Arts path.

Click here for a printable PDF(50.1 Kb) of the Belt techniques and our Student Creed.

Belt rank structure

WHITE

YELLOW

ORANGE

BLUE

PURPLE

GREEN

BROWN

INTERMEDIATE RED (brown with a red stripe down the middle)

RED

RECOMMENDED BLACK (half red half black, black on top)

1ST DEGREE BLACK BELT

2ND DEGREE BLACK

3RD DEGREE BLACK

4TH DEGREE BLACK

5TH DEGREE BLACK

6TH DEGREE BLACK

7TH DEGREE BLACK

8TH DEGREE BLACK

9TH DEGREE BLACK

 

Fundamental Forms

The following are the names of the forms/katas that are learned at each belt level.

White Belt:                   Tae Dan One   

Yellow Belt:                 Pinan Nidan     

Orange Belt:                Tae Dan Two   

Blue Belt:                    Pinan Shodan 

Purple Belt                  Tae Dan Three

Green Belt:                  Pinan Sandan

Brown Belt:                 Pinan Yandan

Intermediate Red Belt:  Kusanku         

Red Belt:                   Bassai            

Recommended Black:   Created form of at least 50 moves

1st Degree Black:          Tae Dan Four

2nd Degree Black:         Chinto           

3rd Degree Black:          Sei San         

4th Degree Black:           Wanshu        

5th Degree Black:            Niseishi       

 

Basic Supplimentals

The following are also required at each belt level

White Belt:                  White belt one steps 1-3

Yellow Belt:                 Yellow belt one steps 1-3

Orange Belt:                 Self defense moves 1-4

Blue Belt:                      Sparring combination 1-3

Puple belt:                     Wrist releases 1 & 2

Green Belt:                    Gun Defense1-3

Brown Belt:                    Knife Defense 1-3

Intermediate Red Belt:    Combat defense #1

Red Belt:                         Combat defense 2 & 3

Recommended Black:      No Supplimental

1st Degree Black:            Essay of bunkai of one under black belt

                                           form

2nd Degree Black:           Essay of bunkai of two different forms 

                                          under second degree black belt

3rd Degree and above:     No required supplements

Form Meanings

Tae Dan:  “Harmonious blend”. Name of the group of 4 forms Tae Dan One, Tae Dan Two, Tae Dan Three, Tae Dan Four.

Pinan:  “Peace and tranquility.” Name of the group of 4 forms Pinan Nidan, Pinan Shodan, Pinan Sandan, Pinan Yondan.

Kusanku:  Sometimes called Kushanku “Viewing the Heavens” or “Sky Viewing”.

Bassai:   Sometimes called Passai “To penetrate the fortress”.

Chinto:  Fighting to the east.

Seisan:  Crescent moon.

Wanshu:  Flying swallow

Niseishi:  “24 steps”. This kata is effectively conducted in 3 directions, to the points of a triangle.








Class Hours

Tuesday and Thursday
Beginner class
6:00PM to 6:45PM

Advanced class
7:00PM to 8:00PM

Karate Style

Our Karate style is called:


Sho Gigei Karate


Sho Gigei means "Many Varied Arts"

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