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Welcome to Shuseki Shihan Leighton Barker's Dojo
Vanderbilt YMCA, NYC

A superior program of aerobic exercise, self-defense, and traditional martial arts discipline, KENSHIKAI KARATE is designed for men and women of all ages. A traditional form of karate, Kenshikai is derived from the Japanese martial arts, Kyokushinkai and Seido karate. Vanderbilt YMCA's chief instructor is Shuseki Shihan Leighton Barker, a 7th degree Black Belt, who studied under Seido Karate Grandmaster Tadashi Nakamura for over 25 years.

KENSHIKAI KARATE provides a complete program in physical conditioning. Our exercises are safe, effective and tailored to individual needs. Kenshikai Karate develops flexibility, coordination, power, stamina and builds strength in virtually every muscle group in the body. Our goal is that each day when you leave class, you are a little better mentally and physically than when you came. We provide you with the program, supervision, and environment that will allow you to realize your full potential.

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