SHOTOKAN KARATE - RECREATIONAL


This club is dedicated to the development of its members through rigorous training of mind, body, and character in traditional Shotokan karate. (Shotokan Karate Club was founded in 1985.) Shotokan karate is a Japanese style of martial art that focuses on powerful movements and practical applications. To participate, it is not necessary to be athletically fit or limber. Through the methods used in Karate-do, both the benefits of physical and mental fitness are cultivated at a pace that is your own. Participants of a variety of backgrounds have been successful in this practice of karate-do. Our training is used for the development of good habits of self-discipline, self-confidence, self-analysis, and practical self-defense. Karate-do is a building of mind, body, and character together. Shotokan karate, along with other styles, finds its origin on the island of Okinawa. It was developed by Gichin Funakoshi, who devoted his life to the study of martial arts and the profession of education. Born in 1868, Funakoshi took his karate training to Japan and dedicated much of his life to its systemization. He is markedly known for persisting in the belief that the life of the karate-ka be one of humility and service for oneself and one's students. Funakoshi's style was named "Shotokan" after his pen name, and he is now considered the father of modern karate-do (the way of empty hand). All are welcome, and there is no cost to join.

Club President: TBA

Club is currently inactive...

Last Updated: 3/14/14