Karate is an excellent way to develop self-confidence, reflexes, improved mind/body coordination, focus, and overall conditioning. Students learn the beautiful forms (or Katas) that contain the knowledge, philosophy, and techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years.
In addition to the Katas, students practice a variety of self-defense techniques and traditional Okinawan weapons, including bo, short bo, kama, tonfa, and sai. The class emphasizes safety, personal development, friendship, and is open to both adults and children (7 years and older - younger by permission).
The class is taught by Al Lee who has been teaching Traditional Okinawan Karate more than 30 years. He holds a 6th degree black belt and is a continuing student of Sensei Takao Nakaya who resides in Dallas, TX (Sensei means “teacher” in Japanese) . Sensei Nakaya is a karate master who studied under Chozo Nakama - one of the last of the original Okinawan masters. Sensei Nakaya's mission is to preserve the traditional Okinawan forms (katas). To that end, we practice the katas of Naha, Shuri, and Tomari. Sensei Nakaya is also the author of "Karate-do History and Philosphy.”
Come join us at our beautiful new dojo at the DAYA Foundation, Monday evenings from 5:45-6:45PM.