|Joseki wall at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate with kamidana at front of the dojo.|
He then goes on to quote the great Okinawan karate grandmaster and founder of Goju-Ryu karate, Chojun Miyagi (1888-1953) as saying "Karate is the ability to train your body to the point whereby you can overcome an opponent with one technique without the need of weapons." Miyagi was known for tearing bark from trees with his fingers and puncturing gas cans with his big toe.
|Members of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai from Arizona and Utah train together at the Arizona Hombu |
in Mesa, Arizona.
|Kata training at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate|
|Kata training at the University of Wyoming Shorin-Ryu Karate clinic|
Try our traditional Okinawan karate and kobudo classes on the border of Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa Arizona - just east of Tempe and Phoenix. You will see a difference that a Hall-of-Fame karate instructor can do for your martial arts.
|Kobudo - the art of ancient weapons, is part of karate. Karate and Kobudo are traditionally taught together.|