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Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It means “empty hand” in Japanese and is primarily a striking art, using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes to defend against and counterattack opponents.

The training is often divided into kihon (basic techniques), kata (sequence of movements) and kumite (sparring/fighting). Karate has many different styles.

We teach Wado Ryu Karate, which is a traditional style that focuses on dodging or controlling the opponent’s attack for self-protection rather than using physical strength alone.