Servant's Heart

Isshinryu Karate

4950 Sashabaw 

Clarkston, MI



Susan Ingermann



We are a traditional Okinawan karate school. Our style of Karate is called Isshinryu (Ish-shin-roo)

Isshinryu  is a Japanese  word  meaning, one heart method.  The founder  of Isshinryu was

Master Shimabuku (1908-1975). He developed the style to have straight punches and rapid

techniques. Because of this, the self defense moves are more natural than many other styles of karate.


Servant's Heart teaches basic punches and kicks, self defense, and karate forms called katas. We teach weapons for more advanced students which include, but is not limited to, bo, sai, nunchaku, and tekko. Woven into the system is improvement of oneself and developing balance in ones life. Skills such as self protection, coordination, agility, fitness, listening, following direction, learning to lead, and cooperation are enhanced. Attributes such as respect, self-confidence, self-control, faithfulness, and serving others are developed over time.

Servant's Heart Karate believes in having fun and building friendships. We host Friday Night Fun Nights throughout the year. They include things like BBQ'S, parents night out, laser tag, hay rides, and other social events. Having fun as a karate family is important to us.     


Servant's Heart Isshinryu Karate School is a nondenominational Christian based karate school. Christian values are part of our program. This being said, Servant's heart Isshinryu Karate School is open to all people. We do not discriminate based on religion, race, or disabilities.

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