Okinawan Karate

Developing Spirit, Mind and Body

​​This class focuses on traditional Okinawan techniques which includes emphasis on formal exercise (kata).

A Typical Class

This class provides training in self-defense, basic kicking, blocking, punching techniques and situation awareness. "When to use your knowledge" is emphasized. 

Outcomes & Benefits

  • Improved reflexes
  • Improved coordination
  • Improved concentration
  • Improved balance
  • Increased performance in all physical activities
  • Increased strength and stamina
  • Increased flexibility
  • Improved weight control
  • Increased cardio endurance

Tips & Preparation

  • New to class? Arrive a little early so our instructor can give you some pointers.
  • This class requires you to be physically active and have freedom of movement

Equipment, Attire & What to Bring

  • Come to class dressed and ready to move your body
  • Loose-fitting, functional clothing made of breathable material to allow air flow
  • Proper gym shoes, comfortable fit, good stability
  • Water, towel
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