Suibukan of Indiana, LLC
3612 Mishawaka Ave - South Bend, IN 46615 - 574.288.2258





Fees / Signup


Suibukan of Indiana does not sell belts. We study and teach karate as a lifetime commitment, so we do our best to make it as financially accessible as possible:

  • We charge a modest $70.00 per month for instruction in one discipline, and $30.00 per month per additional discipline. Groups and families receive a 10% discount, as do police and fire personnel.
  • A uniform (gi) is required. They are $55.00 + tax and include school patches.
  • O'Sensei Yamashita visits us twice a year, his seminars are typically $100.00, students are strongly encouraged to attend.
  • Students have the opportunity to test for their next rank through the year, and testing fees begin at $25.00.
  • Sparring gear and protective equipment is eventually required, prices vary.
  • Additional disciplines, like weapons, require additional purchases, prices vary.

We welcome new students to visit our dojo during any class times to observe, ask questions, and participate in 3 free classes. If it is right for you, your journey through "the way of the empty hand" begins today! Before your first trial class, please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out a waiver.

We are the 3rd generation of Midwest Karate Academy, a martial arts school in South Bend, IN. It was founded by Hanshi Tadashi Yamashita and Sensei James Ninios over 50 years ago. Kyoshi Jerry Wroblewski ran it for over 40 of those years. Today, Shihan Kris Gravender and Shidoin Brian Bengtsson continue its legacy and tradition as Suibukan of Indiana, an homage to Osensei Yamashita's organization.

Suibukan of Indiana is an affiliate martial arts school of Yamashita International Budo Association