The Defensive Arts Dojo, located in Hamburg, NY, is dedicated to excellence with friendly but challenging training, and a high quality of teaching and learning that makes the martial arts school the place to train in the Southtowns and Western New York area. Rooted in the art of Isshinryu Karate, a style from Okinawa, the Defensive Arts Dojo practices the simple philosophy of black belt excellence, helping each of its students achieve their goals in a challenging yet friendly atmosphere. The school’s culture and style appeals to individuals and families and approaches the challenge of martial arts and fitness training seriously but without ego or competition. We pride ourselves on helping each student achieve their own “awesomeness”. We pride ourselves in offering our students a well-rounded martial arts experience.