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Ten No Kata

The names and movements for the basic Ten No Kata drill are described. TEN NO KATA Chudan Oi-Zuki Jodan Oi-Zuki Chudan Gyaku-Zuki Jodan Gyaku-Zuki Gedan-Barai, Chudan... More

Karate Terminalogy

KARATE TERMINOLOGY Counting Ichi (ee chee) 1 Ni (nee) 2 San (san) 3 Shi (shee) 4 Go (go) 5 Roku (ro kew) 6 Shichi (shee chee) 7 Hachi (ha chee) 8 Ku (koo) 9 Ju... More

What is Karate?

The literal translation of the word Karate means "empty hands." This refers to the fact that Karate originated as a system of unarmed self-defense using only the hands, feet,... More

Your First Day in the Dojo

You are about to undergo a unique experience, for Karate is more than physical combat. While it builds your body, it enriches your mind and deepens your spirit. As one writer... More

Your Uniform

Gi The gi is the name of the uniform traditionally worn by those engaged in Karate. Even more than a uniform, it is an instructional aid. By wearing a gi, beginners immediately... More

Dojo Rules

These are the basic rules of the Dojo: Always display good manners in the Dojo. Bow upon entering and leaving the training floor and Dojo entrance and say OSS! Strongly. Bow to... More


Kata is an important part of karate training. Each Kata consists of a series of blocks and counter attacks designed to ward off an imaginary opponent. In order to become... More

Taikyoku Shodan

Taikyoku Shodan: A Schematic Diagram Taikyoku Shodan is the first formal kata that must be learned in Shotokan Karate. The figure below is a diagram of the movements involved in... More

Information For Special Training

Student Passports All purple, brown, and black belt students who are 16 years of age or older, must have a student passport before they attend special training events. If you do... More


Kumite involves the utilization of blocks, kicks and punches in a sparring situation. Control and safety are of the utmost importance during kumite training. Students are taught... More