Q: What is Karate?
A: Karate is a traditional Okinawna martial art that is translated into English as "Empty Hand"
Q: What is Shorin-Ryu Karate?
A: Shorin-Ryu is a style of karate developed from the Shuri-te lineage of Okinawan Karate. Shorin-Ryu is characterized by natural stances, natural breathing and quick strikes.
The word "Shorin" is the japanese pronouncation of "Shaolin", the namesake of the famous Buddhist monks and kung-fu from China.
Q: What is the difference between Okinawan Karate and Japanese Karate?
A: Okinawna Karate is true karate. Okinawan Karate was developed as a military fighting art with roots dating back to Okinawa's trade route with China in the 1300's. Japanese Karate was developed in the early 1900's by a group of Okinawan Karate Instructors who were sent to introduce Karate to the Japanese civilians and school children.
Q: Is it true that traditional karate is not practical/effecive in the modern world?
A: FALSE. The blocks, punches, kicks, throws, pressure points and joint locking techniques of karate have been passed down and refined over centuries. These techniques are just as effective in modern hand-to-hand combat of the 21st century as they were on the battlefields of Okinawan in the 1600's.
Q: Am I too old/young to begin karate?
A: You are never too old or young to begin your martial arts journey. Our Grandmaster, Shugoro Nakazato, is over 90 years young!
Q: Where is your Karate School located?
A: We are located at 17730 CR 143 (Veterans Rd.) Suite C. Our dojo is approximately 1 mile south of the intersection of Veterans Rd. 7 Bailey Rd., just before the corner of CR 143 and CR 100. We are on the west side of the street in a 2 story warehouse facility with a banner that says "Mixed Martial Arts" facing the street.