About

Ryukyu Karate / Ryukyu Te is a research group and dojo that studies the “Te” (Hand or Self-defense Techniques) of the classical Okinawan Karate Kata. Through the study of Kata and traditional training methods, Ryukyu Karate / Te provides a platform for instructors and students throughout the world. The techniques are practical and immediately applicable to real-life situations. The research society and Kata training program are open to instructors as a resource. This is true combat Karate. Traditional Ryukyu Karate / Te is not sport karate. Ryukyu Karate / Te is a very effective self defense martial art. The techniques of Ryukyu Karate / Te cause serious injury or even death.

Instructor memberships are available upon request.

Okinawan Karate Kata: Kata is a series of individual techniques performed in a set sequence that incorporates strikes, kicks, footwork and grappling techniques for self-defense.Not all schools of karate see the importance of Kata technical training. Most schools spend countless hours on perfecting the performance of each kata. Hidden in the kata are self-defense techniques called Tuite, Okinawa-Te or Ryukyu-Te. Tuite is introduced at various levels of training. Advanced Tuite techniques are a part of every kata. Even though excellent Kata performance is recommended, understanding the secret meaning of each movement of the kata is of greater importance.

Related website:   Aikite.org — is a health and wellness system for all ages that is based off of martial art movements. Aikite practice develops Powerful Mushin!