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Rising Sun Martial Arts Academy

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Character Building for Young People

     Our Student Creed is based on the quote by Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, known as the Father of American Taekwondo ,              “A balanced education consists of knowledge in the mind, honesty in the heart, and strength in the body…a true human being is     an educator not by words alone but by being an example.”

Study Traditional Tae Kwon Do

At Rising Sun Martial Arts Academy, we offer training in traditional Tae Kwon Do or Korean Karate. Structured to build the body, mind, and spirit; learn this versatile fighting art that focuses on dynamic kicking in a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere.

Our focus is on the overall well-being of the individual. Students will gain strength, endurance, flexibility, and focus, along with the self-confidence that they can handle themselves safely in a threatening situation. We offer training for both children and teens of all levels of experience in this dynamic style of Martial Arts.


  • Courtesy
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Self Control
  • Indomitable Spirit 

Chanbara: The Way of the Modern Japanese Samurai

Chanbara can be loosely interpreted from Japanese as  "sword fight". Chanbara soft sword training allows you to practice Japanese-style sword fighting without danger of injury.

It demands discipline, timing, and accuracy. It compliments all Martial Arts techniques and styles. Become more physically fit, enhance reflex and reactive abilities, and gain focus.

Have a much greater awareness of your surroundings, allowing for a safer more secure life experience. Students can refine their stroke, stance, breathing, balance rhythm, and speed and gain overall strength and confidence.

Chanbara is so popular in Japan that it is offered through the Japanese Department of Education. Rising Sun Martial Arts Academy offers this popular training as part of our Kids, Tween and Teen program as an option for learning traditional swordsmanship in a safe and fun environment

                  A Virtuous Heart

            My Way in the Martial Arts

• I am upright and true to myself and others

• I am kind and thoughtful in sharing

• I am strong in spirit, showing courage and wisdom in action

• I strive for excellence within myself, seeking to be the best that I can be

• I maintain a calm spirit and do not strike out in anger and fear

• I assist my family, my friends and the world in becoming more Peaceful and Loving

• I create Goodness and live in Peace and Joy

                                                      Jim Risinger (an affirmation) 

Student Code of Conduct

I will follow the guiding principles of the Student Creed, the Tenets, and “A Virtuous Heart”

• I will show an attitude of respect toward all Instructors and others with status senior to my own
• I will never misuse my Martial Art training
• I will be a champion of those who are unable to stand up for themselves
• I will work to build a more Peaceful World