Starting a martial art program can be confusing especially if you have never done anything like this before.
We practice traditional Shotokan Karate Do. What this means is that we follow the teachings of Gichin Funakoshi, also known as the father of karate, and Budo the way of the warrior. The focus is on becoming better human beings rather than excelling in competitions or becoming the ultimate MMA fighter. Karate Do is more than just learning to defend yourself, it is a way of life.
Karate is a martial art that originated in the Ryukyu Kingdom, now Okinawa. It evolved from the indigenous martial arts of the islands under the influence of Chinese boxing, especially Fujian White Crane System.
Zen originated in China during the Tang dynasty as Chan Buddhism. From China it spread, eventually making its way to Japan where it is known as Zen.