COVID-19 Update

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.


RSVP on our Facebook events page, that lists the classes for the next few months – https://www.facebook.com/events/2938212599557451/.

Also, be sure to follow the main Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/AbqOkinawanKarate/ for current announcements, class times, & general info.


About AOK

We teach aspects of Okinawan martial arts to strengthen the body and mind, based on the TOKAR system.


FAQs – new!

Get more info from our frequently asked questions.



ABQ Okinawan Karate utilizes several weapons traditional to Okinawan karate in our katas.

fist-1561157_1920Self Defense

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.

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