Until further notice, classes are temporarily cancelled in light of recent pandemic events. Check our Facebook page for updates.
ABQ Okinawan Karate 沖縄空手
Available for anyone age 7+. Build confidence, self-respect, and respect for others – and get physically fit while doing so! We will learn & practice traditional Okinawan karate here in ABQ on a weekly basis.
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We teach aspects of Okinawan martial arts to strengthen the body and mind, based on the TOKAR system.
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ABQ Okinawan Karate utilizes several weapons traditional to Okinawan karate in our katas.
The need to apply self defense techniques can occur when you least expect it.
Kata is a systematically organized series of defensive and offensive techniques performed in a sequence against one or more imaginary opponents.
Sensei Michael Sheyahshe achieved the rank of Shodan (1st degree/dan black belt) 2011 & was awarded the rank of Nidan (2nd degree/dan black belt) in 2013.
Our lineage extends from Chinese and Okinawan Masters. ABQ Okinawan Karate teaches TOKAR, which takes its katas from Naha-Te, one of the original styles of karate.