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Traditional Okinawan Karate in Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler Arizona

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Traditional martial arts are different from sport martial arts and MMA. The purpose of traditional martial arts is self-improvement, self-confidence, learning to respect martial arts, karate instructors, students, and in particular, to pay homage to our God. Traditional martial arts also focus on self-defense, traditions, lineage and developing positive affirmations. A positive characteristic about learning these attributes is a person can gain good health while learning a valuable art.  Remember the 1984 movie ‘The Karate Kid’. There were  two opposing philosophies depicted in the movie: (1) sport (Cobra Kai) karate & (2) traditional Okinawa Karate (Miyagi Ryu). We hope most sport karate schools are not as aggressive as the Cobra Kai, but it should give you a general idea of the differences. At the Arizona Hombu Dojo –  TRADITIONAL Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate is taught – just like Mr. Miyagi's karate. 
"No such thing as bad student. Only bad teacher." -Mr. Miyagi
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