Katy Karate-dō Dojo
We believe that Karate is not simply a self-defense skill, but a way for self-improvement in health, discipline and attitude
We offer programs for the whole family, both children and adults. Practitioners of all levels are welcomed and join our growing family.
We practice Shotokan Karate-do as taught by Master Gichin Funakoshi, transmitted through his many disciples around the world
We believe that one who enters our dojo healthy, should exit the dojo healthier. Karate is a lifelong pursuit for their practitioner
What is Shotokan Karate-do?
Karate is a martial art originating from the Okinawa, an island in south Japan. The ancient art is brought to mainland Japan and the modern world by a few masters. One of these masters was Gichin Funakoshi whom some called the father of modern Karate. Shotokan was the name of the first Dojo which Funakoshi built and later was used to identify the style of karate that Funakoshi taught
Funakoshi`s many disciples brought Karate to different corners of the world. They also enhanced the style with their talents and thoughts while remaining rooted to what their master taught them. Shotokan is often characterized by its linear, fast, strong movements and deep stances. Shotokan is considered as one of the many traditional forms of Karate.
While beginners mainly do strong and sometimes rigid movements, advance practitioners move on to more fluid combination of punches and kicks that also incorporates throws and sweeps that requires greater control to prevent serious injury to both the defender and attacker.
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Latest Dojo News
Dear Katy Dojo Members, Katy Dojo is proud to offer 6 sections of Japanese lessons in winter 2017 as following dates: Dates: Jan 14, Jan 21, Feb 4, Feb 18, Mar 4, Mar 18. Time: 11:15AM – 12:15PM Day: Saturdays Cost: $60($10×6 lessons) by Jan 12, 2017 or $12.00 each lesson Payment: cash or check payable to Siamak Tavakoli Payment due: 2 days before the Read more about Japanese Class at Katy Dojo[…]
Katy Dojo proudly offers Shotokan Karate-Do as a Katy ISD Community Education class. For the past 27 years, Katy ISD has operated a community education program that has grown to include almost 3000 participants per semester. The purpose of Community Education is to provide the general public with learning opportunities. These opportunities include self-improvement, enrichment, Read more about Katy Dojo Karate offers Katy ISD Community Education class[…]
!!!Please fill out this Registration Form!!! Date: Saturday, December 03, 2016 Time: Registration/Warm-up:2:30PM-3:00PM Tournament start: 3:00 PM -6:30 PM Location: Katy Dojo LLC 20527 FM1093 Suite C1 Richmond, Texas 77407 Events: Individual/ Team Shotokan Karate-Do KATA (form) Qualifying rounds: Heian 1-5 Katas Final: Open kata Kumite (sparring) 10-7KYU (beginners): Gohon Kumite 6Kyu to DAN (Interm. Read more about Katy Dojo 6th Kids Tournament[…]
The next Dojo Parents meeting is tentatively scheduled in January 2017. The meeting started with few acknowledgments for Aldo’s contribution in building the dojo website, makiwara and the nafudakake. Mrs. Nishikawa did all the kanji writing for the nafudakake and Mrs. Sunaryo did the English lettering. White and Yellow belts will have their pictures put Read more about Dojo Parents Meeting, October 29th 2016[…]
Katy Dojo also offers Wing Chun classes on Tuesdays and Fridays 7:00 to 8:30PM. For more information, please see http://www.wingchunkaty.com/
Katy Dojo will offer a new class in self-defense utilising the Kadochnikov Systema. The class will be taught by Mr. Denis Nemchenko from Russia. Training will be on weekends starting from September 10, 2016 Saturdays: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sundays: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM The class is suitable for all participants age 7 to Read more about KADOCHNIKOV SYSTEMA Self Defense class[…]
The dojo will hold monthly belt testing on the last Saturday of each month. Students will be granted permission to do the testing by Sensei or through a recommendation from any of the Assistant Instructors. Students will still need to wait for the minimum time between testings unless an exception were provided. Belt testing requirements are Read more about Monthly Belt Testing[…]
In the advanced class, we learned various techniques for receiving and counter attacking a jo-dan Oizuki attack in a yakusoku jiyu ippon kumite setting. The description below assumes defender has left foot forward in zenkutsu-dachi Taisabaki back leg to the right: Tate Shuto – gyakuzuki Taisabaki front leg to the left: Right-hand Age-Uke, Right-leg Mawashi-geri, Gyaku-zuki Front foot Read more about Receiving Techniques for Jo-dan Oizuki attack[…]
Our dojo now has built a brand new nafudakake, or hanging name plates. We will begin writing down student names in this coming fall season. All students of good standing will have their name on the dojo wall. The Nafudakake is built using German Beech, in relation to how Sensei Tavakoli spent much of his Read more about Nafudakake[…]