THE STYLE OF KARATE
Okinawan Shorin-Ryu is the style of Karate being taught at the Murray's Okinawan Karate studio. Shorin-Ryu is a combative style of Karate that emphasizes natural body movement and flows. This style of Karate is so adaptable that it can handle the techniques of the boxer and the street fighter, and can be utilized for competition in tournaments.
The program teaches the skills necessary to develop coordination, balance, attitude, good sportsmanship, competitiveness, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-defense and motor skills within the student.
The primary method of instruction is via demonstration and utilization of movements shown by the instructor. Training aids such as kicking shields and striking pads/bags are used to develop focus, control, speed, and power of the technique demonstrated.
All Karate classes have no more than 30 students. This gives a good student-to-instructor ratio and permits more time to be dedicated to each individual student.
Children 7 years and up and adults may enroll in classes throughout the calendar year. All students begin with the basic fundamentals of Karate and continue without interruption during the course of enrollment.