The American Karate Academy of Akron

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Statement of Purpose

The American Karate Academy is an organization which has found a very inexpensive way to bring the world of advanced fitness back into the community. the main goal of this organization is to maintain an affordable program right in the heart of the community. We encourage education of our youth along with a strong sense of community pride and responsibility. This program is designed to promote discipline, confidence, and self control, while helping to improve the leadership skills of all our students. in return, we hope that the participants of  our programs will help us to rasie the standard in the community.

Heian Sandan


Heian Sandan is the third of the ‘Heian’ series, and again develops on the fundamental principles taught in the previous katas.

Among many students, this is the most unpopular of the Heian Kata, but an essential one all the same. Without training in this kata, with the spinning movements, the use of the foot and leg as a block, and strong attention to Kiba-Dachi, kata like Kanku Dai, Tekki and Bassai Sho would not be performed with as much grace and efficiency.

This kata introduces many new techniques, the most complex being the disengage of the arm followed by the spinning tetsui. Although very difficult to the beginning student, the principles this kata teach are vital. Just through studying this technique, you learn to control your centre of balance, you learn to spin quickly and efficiently and you learn to generate power through moving your body’s mass.

Although these concepts may at times be lost on the beginner, when it comes to studying the later kata, this introduction to these concepts builds the vital foundation for the rest of their kata study.


Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
4:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Membership:
Professional Karate Commission

Awards:
• Two-Time Hall of Famer 
  (Once for Instructor of the Year)
• Featured in World's Marital Arts
  Hall of Fame & Ohio Black Belt Hall of Fame