Instructor: Tracy Hopkins
Shorin-Ryu Okinawan Karate
Karate is a unique art - Although there are many fighting methods in practice around the world they differ from karate technically and philosophically. The practice of karate is never complete!
Karate developed in the Ryuku Islands over the last several hundred years. The Okinawan bushido (Warriors) we often under circumstances of which weapons were not available and they were often forced to face armed opponents empty handed. To meet this challenge karate was developed.
Okinawa - The main island of the Ryuku chains is located in the midway between Japan and China for centuries it served as the convenient stop over for ships traveling between those two countries.
Karate like that of architecture of misc is something that has been created by the efforts of thousands of people over the course of centuries.