Local Martial Artist Now Certified in Traditional Shotokan Karate-Do

Master Rudolph A. Muhammad, of Overland Park, Kan., recently received certification in Traditional Shotokan Karate-Do from the International MartialArts Association (IMA), located in Louisville, Colo. After an intense examination, he was awarded a 6th degree Blackbelt and is now an ambassador of the IMA. He has also been appointed the position of “Shihan” by Hanshi Cyrus Madani, IMA’s President and Chief Instructor. Muhammad, who has practiced martial arts for more than 40 years, is ranked in different martial arts styles including Gojuru Karate, Sho Lum Te and Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do.

Muhammad is the founder and owner of Integrity Martial Arts Academy, located at 11130 Holmes Road in Kansas City, Mo. The multicultural academy teaches the principles and techniques of traditional martial arts, adheres to a patriotic spirit and is committed in raising the standard of martial arts training in the Kansas City area.

According to Muhammad, this new certification is part of the evolution of the academy and will benefit local students. “We are proud to provide a mixture of different traditional styles and adding Shotokan Karate-Do gives us a closer training relationship with the original School of Karate.” Muhammad says area students will now have the opportunity to learn from IMA instructors and compete with students from all over the world—strengthening their martial arts skills.

“We share a common belief in the same traditions associated with martial arts including respect for yourself and others, being a positive contributor to society, character development and mutual friendship,” he said. “It’s a win win for everyone.”

Integrity Martial Arts Academy provides a quality traditional martial arts environment where students advance technically, physically and spiritually. The program is designed to help youth and adults develop character, discipline and self-defense skills in a friendly, clean and safe environment. The Academy offers month to month pricing plans and no contracts.

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