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103 W Spring St
Palestine, Texas 75801
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - Colosed
Sunday - Closed
Karate Instruction in Palestine, Texas.
Arguably the most well-known martial art in the world, Shorin Ryu Matsumura Karate is a striking based fighting style that does include grappling, throwing, and joint manipulation in its training. Relying on keen focus and a good stance with a firm center of gravity/balance, Karate teaches you how to strike and kick correctly but more importantly than that, you must understand the reasoning and possible results associated with your strike or kick.
Karate is far more than just a style of fighting. It is a way to understand oneself and the world. The word Karate can be understood in English originally as “China Hand” and later changed to mean “empty hand.” Empty hand refers to a practitioner’s ability to fight empty handed or without weapons. Empty hand has also been interpreted as containing Okinawan Zen principles. In this regard, the empty hand refers to a person holding onto nothing except the perfection of one’s self and art of the style. By being like a quiet valley where every sound can be heard a person can remove the selfishness and wickedness within themselves and become an exemplary and spiritually fulfilled individual.
In this sense karate is a martial arts that not only develops the proper techniques for a warrior to survive but also is a path to understand one’s self and inner being. In fact, the founder of Shorin Ryu Karate, Soken Matsumura knew the practitioners he taught would have to use their training to protect the Okinawan King at least once in their lives. But outside of this the only exception for the use of force is where you must defend yourself or your loved ones to avoid personal harm, injury or death all other situations should be resolved nonviolently.
At Shorin-ryu Karate Academy, we endeavor to not only impart the techniques of Karate, but also its philosophy. True strength is not the ability to cause harm, but the ability to remain calm and resolute in the face of adversity.
Together with the Academy, the people of Palestine learn:
If you live in the greater Jacksonville area and are interested in taking a class with us then please feel free to contact us through phone or email. We look forward to training with you.
As an established martial arts instruction team in Palestine, Shorin-ryu Karate Academy has helped countless residents learn a pertinent information on karate and self-defense classes.