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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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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]