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IDAHO MARTIAL ARTS
"Fitness with a Purpose"
"WHAT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE TODAY WILL SOON BECOME YOUR WARM-UP"
Idaho Martial Arts is a private school for the instruction of tradition Japanese Karate Do. The style taught is called Washin Ryu and was developed by Hidy Ochiai. Washin Ryu is most similar to the popular Japanese style Shotokan as they share similar Kata and Kihon. Empty-hand techniques are stressed in the development of an integrated self-defense style by including elements of jiujitsu and aikido. Training is also offered for all students in the use of the HanBo or 3 foot staff in addition to other weapons for more advanced students.
Our Lifeskill Curriculum is incorporated into our Traditional Japanese Karate Program to teach the student vital skills in becoming a better person. As martial artists we strive to be the best version of ourselves. To train hard and to train smart to be better than the person we were the day before.
Protocol is strict, and IMA prides itself in being on the most formal schools in the greater Boise area. All students are addressed by their surname, no first names are used in the Dojo. This simple technique demonstrates respect that is to be used every day.
Emphasis is placed on dedication, technique and mental development in addition to physical ability. Our instructors understand that each student has strengths that lie in different areas and thus need individualized training ensure the student grows to be a well-rounded Karate ka.
We have been with IMA for 2 years and it's been a great experience! My son isn't interested in playing sports, so this is perfect for him. While he receives the interaction and exercise a typical sports team offers, he's able to work as a single person. The Sensei is professional and VERY patient with the students. We highly recommend IMA to anyone looking for the benefits a sport offers, while having the ability to work on yourself. *Tami Parks
Sensei Steinwald is very good with kids and you can tell she has a lot of experience teaching karate. She keeps the class moving, fun, and creative for kids. She runs a happy and safe dojo for all the students. She is a skilled instructor that I trust with my son. *J. Lopez
Idaho Martial Arts has been an incredible experience for our son. It has taught him many wonderful life lessons including leadership, discipline, focus and dedication. He’s been a part of this dojo since he was three, took a couple years off and is now going full steam working towards his junior black belt. He started the tournament team a few months ago and joined the Shogun class and his skills and abilities have improved exponentially. This dojo is wonderfully positive and supportive - great cameradie amongst the students. Sensei Steinwald is an amazing teacher and mentor and her instructors are excellent as well. *Susan Robertson
We started with one kid in Idaho Martial Arts about 6 years ago, and now we have 4 kids attending the dojo. Eva is SOOOO good with the kids. She knows how to teach them discipline and dedication while also making it fun. We LOVE what our kids get out of their experience there. They are growing into better people because of it. *Aaron King
I highly recommend this dojo! My son trained here for 9 years and considers it his second family. The things he learned, both physical and mental, are priceless. Ms. Steinwald is great with all ages, from little mini ninjas to grown adults.
If you're looking for a place to teach your child not only karate but confidence, discipline and pride then Idaho Martial Arts is for you. My son has been attending since he was 6 1/2( he is now 16) and now he is one belt away from his black belt. He is also an instructor and mentor for the younger students. Steinwald Sensei treats every student with respect and makes IMA the best dojo in Eagle. You can't lose by taking your child here or taking a class yourself.
I've been a teacher of martial arts for 25 years and have visited many different martial arts schools in the Pacific Northwest. Of all these years one of the most important characteristics you should look for in a martial arts school is the personality and quality of the teachers. Of course what they are teaching is important too, but whether you are an adult or a youth, if the instructor you are training under is un-friendly and/or inexperienced, your time with that school may be discouraging. This is definitely not the case with Idaho Martial Arts. They are teaching real Okinawan Karate in a very positive and enjoyable atmosphere that both Adult and Youth will enjoy. So as a teacher for many years and having visited many different schools over the years, I would highly recommend training at the Idaho Martial Arts school in Eagle, Idaho