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 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.