The Rochester NY area is home to many different karate and martial arts schools; picking the right one is important. Harp Dojo, The Martial Arts Center of Rochester stands apart from the majority of schools out there.
We are a traditional school that is based on the use of effective techniques without harm to our training partners. Respect plays a huge role in what we do. Class begins with students bowing onto the training area and to their Sensei. Each lesson opens and closes with a brief meditation to prepare our minds for class.
Our uniforms are the classical style. You will find that black and white are our primary color scheme. T-shirts and shorts are not permitted for adults and teen classes. Aiki-Ju-Do and Ken-Jutsu students are encouraged to wear a hakima, a wide legged, pleated pant, favored by Samurai.
At Harp Dojo ranking is based on personal achievement along with specified requirements. Our Not-For-Profit status allows us to do away with commercialization and keeps the focus on our students. If you are looking for the best karate school in Rochester, we have what you need.