"Since my grandson started studying with Kyoshi Pritchett, he's more self-assured and confident!"
"I feel strong, centered, and focused when I'm practicing karate."
"I like knowing that my 14-year-old daughter can defend herself."
"As a middle-aged mom, I thought I would feel silly taking karate. But I found that I feel stronger and better than I have in years! Plus, my kids actually think it's kind of cool that their mom takes karate with them."
Renshi - Kathy Bowlin
Head Instructor, School Owner - 4th Dan
Kathy began her study of martial arts in 1999 under the direction of Hanshi Jerry Piddington founder of
American Open Style Karate. She began training in karate as a means of regaining her strength and endurance after a serious illness.
She went on to compete in the Super Grands World Games in 2003 and 2004 as part of the Sport Karate International League Under Black Belt division of the National Black Belt League. She won the Adult Forms Divisions both years becoming a Sport Karate International League Amateur Champion.
Kathy holds the rank of Black Belt 4th Dan and has been a senior instructor at Sun and Moon since 2008. She is an AKANA Certified Instructor and specializes in forms. Kathy also holds the rank of Brown Belt in Kosho Ryu Karate and has studied Filipino Martial Arts.
Sensei - Bryan Bachek
Instructor - 2nd Dan
Sensei Bachek began studying American Open Style Karate at the age of 16 as a way to learn to deal with his anger issues and get along with others.
He trained with Shihan Joseph Harrington, Hanshi Jerry Piddington and in later years Kyoshi Dave Pritchett. He holds the rank of Sensei 2nd Dan.
Bryan is passionate about karate and enjoys teaching all students. He hopes to own his own dojo someday.
Kyoshi Dave Prichett, 8 th Dan in American Open Style, 3 rd Dan in Progressive System of Martial Arts, Head
Master of American Open Progressive Martial Arts.
Shihan Joseph Harrington, 6 th Dan in American Open Style, Inductee Karate Hall of Fame 2015, Martial
Arts Kata Historian-Master of the Year Award.
Guro Jason Kotsios, Certified Instructor Filipino Martial Arts.
About Our Dojo
American Open Style Karate
Sun & Moon Martial Arts provides instruction in American Open Style Karate, founded by grand master Jerry Piddington. We are certified by the American Karate Academies National Association (AKANA), and the rank of each student is registered through AKANA annually.
The dojo was founded in 2007 by Kyoshi Dave Pritchett. Kyoshi Pritchett holds an 8th degree black belt in American Open Style Karate, and a 3rd degree black belt in the Philippine Martial Arts. In 2018 Kyoshi Pritchett transferred ownership to Renshi Kathy Bowlin.
We emphasize that we teach self defense and forms, NOT fighting, and we have strict requirements for the conduct of all students, both inside AND outside the dojo. Our teaching methods concentrate on the development of the mind body and sprit, which encompasses both mental and physical devotion to improving ones self.
Our teaching style recognizes the different pace at which students learn, and we accommodate those differences. Testing for belt ranking occurs every four months, and is offered to each student the black belt instructors feel is prepared to pass the test. We encourage students to participate in tournaments, but there is no requirement to do so. There is no special treatment given to students that do participate, nor will any student be held back for not participating. The most serious students may also take private lessons, as desired. For the benefit of all students, all our techniques required to earn a black belt have been produced on DVD's, and are available for purchase.
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm Tues Thurs
Students learn karate basics including basic stances, blocks, kicks, punches, basic self-defense and beginning forms.
Our students learn in a safe, fun and positive environment using games and drills to develop balance and coordination. We promote discipline, confidence, respect and self-esteem which are the building blocks of strong character.
Accepting new students ages 6 and up.
Intermediate & Advanced
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm Tues Thurs
Intermediate and advanced students build on the basics, learning more complex forms, sparring, and advanced self-defense techniques including kali/empty hand techniques.
Weapons training is introduced at this level includes: bo staff, nunchucks, escrima stick fighting, and
Filipino knife techniques.
American Open Style Karate
SUN & MOON
42 Alta Vista Rd Eagle Point, Oregon 97524