OLYMPIC KARATE DOJO IN SAN ANTONIO TEXAS

WELCOME FRIENDS!!!
Thank you for visiting The San Antonio Olympic Karate Dojo at The Amazing Grace Church. We are family oriented and truly committed to teaching Martial Arts, in a friendly, effective, realistic, and motivating environment. Come develop muscle strength and your core, build confidence and self-esteem, improve your stability and facilitate powerful movements as you learn precise techniques.

MASTER AND CHAMPIONS:


 
NEW SCHEDULE:
Boys and girls 3 years old - 11 years old: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:00pm -6:20pm
12 years old- Adults: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:30pm -8:00pm
 

OUR DOJO IS CURRENTLY ENROLLING:

Sensei David Crosby's Farewell (05/09/13)
"OKD" Belt Testing (05/11/13)
The 3rd "OKD" State Karate Tournament (April 27, 2013)
The 2nd "OKD" State Karate Tournament(October 27, 2012)



OUR MASTER AND HIS CHAMPIONS:


The 12th International Karate Shotokan Tournament! (September 15, 2012)
Master and his Competition Team obtained 10 medals in Kata and Kumite (Photos)

Master Al obtained FIRST PLACE in Kumite (Video)
 Master Al competing in Kata (Video)
 BELT TEST (September 1st, 2012) (Photos)

OUR CHILDREN DURING PRACTICE:

Karate Demonstration 10/02/12 at The Villages of Westcreek, San Antonio, TX. (Video)










KARATE DEMONSTRATION MAY 2011 (Pictures):

KARATE DEMONSTRATION MAY 2011 (Video)


BELT TEST DECEMBER 2011

VISION
Martial Arts School Olympic Karate Dojo will be a statewide model of excellence for challenging practitioners, in a learner-centered sporting/academy friendly environment, to become Karate champions, with an advanced knowledge of Shotokan Karate, Martial Arts, and develop the strengths in the mind and body Improving vitality and quality of life.

MISSION
Olympic Karate Dojo is an innovative, supportive Martial Arts School that inspires students by:
  • Teaching powerful techniques including self-defense, Shotokan, kumite, katas, kihon, tournaments training, etc.
  • Providing extraordinary access to students to advance in the Martial Arts, building strengths in their body, mind, and spirit. Developing self confidence in all students and practitioners.
  • Engaging local, state, national, and international karate communities to promote tournaments and championships, promoting the teaching of karate as an art, sport, and mind-body building experience.
WHO ARE WE?

Shotokan Caligraphy
We are a non-profit organization that is most interested in teaching children and adults self-defense, in a safe, respectful, fun, and positive environment. Our Instructor have several years of experience working with children and adults, empowering students to develop effective and usable martial arts techniques which empower them to achieve their own success, self-confidence, discipline, as martial arts followers.
We proudly announce that we have developed an appropriate and practical curriculum for children and adults of all ages, who are interested in learning Martial Arts, as a lifestyle.

We teach traditional Shotokan karate, which is a style of karate, developed by Martial Arts Master Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957) and his son Gigo (Yoshitaka) Funakoshi (1906–1945)
SHIHAN AL AND HIS CHAMPIONS:

OUR LITTLE CHAMPS IN TRAINING:


SHIHAN "AL" SHOTOKAN KARATE NATIONAL CHAMPION PERFORMING IN KUMITE AND KATA:

video

OUR STAFF:
Master Al Machail
Chief Instructor:
Master Al Machail
  • 6th Degree Black Belt
  • National Champion
  • Member of the National Team
  • International Competitor
  • Several years of experience.
  • Head of the Sports Department at The Villages of Westcreek
  • Active Community Service Leader

Master Al:

CONTACT:
1. Phone: (210) 291-8013
2. Emails: olympickarate10@aol.com, OlympicKarate@gmail.com
3. Karate’s chat, on the right side of this blog.

BELT TEST SCHEDULE 2012
(For details please click in the right bottom corner of the chart below.)


THE FOUNDER OF KARATE SHOTOKAN:
MASTER GICHIN FUNAKOSHI



DOJO OPERATION HOURS:
Schedule
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Evenings

Adolescent Class
 3-11 years old from 5:00 to 6:20 pm

Adults Class
12 and adults from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

COST INFORMATION:
$70/month 
3 or more persons in a family:

Discount of $10 for 3 or more people of the same family.
Parents with at least one child in Karate and want to join adults’ class pay ONLY $50 per month.
 
TESTIMONIALS:

- "We really appreciate what you are doing for our son, he is improving his self-confidence, and he is learning to love karate.
Thanks a lot!"
Seleny.

- "My child indicates that this Martial Arts Center is “Much More Challenging,” than the one he used to be. Sensei Al, is a wonderful instructor."
David.

- "I should have enrolled my child at The Olympic Karate Dojo, instead of taking her to another club in the neighborhood. I regret that I and my daughter wasted time in the other place; however, we are now satisfied that she is finally in a real karate place!!"
 Anonymous

LOCATIONS:
Main Dojo:
The Amazing Grace Church:
12525 Potranco Rd
San Antonio, TX 78253
Phone: 210-679-8761

Utah Dojo:
3963 W. Cedar Wood Lane,
South Jordan, UT. 84095
Phone: 210-464-8982

Del Rio Dojo:
Main Street,
Del Rio, TX.



LEARNING SHOTOKAN KARATE:

- SHOTOKAN BASICS:
Karate Stances Dachi Kata

Karate stances are common to all types of Karate and Karate forms. They are far more than the dramatic combat postures they appear to be. They keep the body balanced and stable and allow attacks and defences to be made with maximum effect.
The 4 main Karate Stances of Shotokan are;

Back stance Kokutsu Dachi
Front stance Zenkutsu Dachi
Side stance Kiba Dachi
Front short stance Neko Dachi (Cat stance)

Basic Karate moves become masterful techniques when the position of the feet, knees and hips all come together to create the right base. The move itself will determine which of the Karate stances is best for the situation.






Neko Dachi (Cat Stance)

 Hachiji Dachi 



Uchi Hachiji Dachi
- SHOTOKAN KICKS:
1. MAE GERI (Front kick)
2. Yoko Geri Keagi (Fast Side Kick)
3. Yoko Geri Kekomi (Side kick)

4. Mawashi Geri (Circular kick)
5. Ushiro Geri (Back Kick)
6. Ushiro Mawashi Geri (Circular Back Kick)
- SHOTOKAN KATAS:

1. BASIC KATAS

Heian Shodan:
     
Heian Nidan:
                                
Heian Sandan:
                                               Heian Yondan:
                                           Heian Godan:
                                             2. ADVANCED KATAS

Tekki Shodan # 1:


Tekki Nidan # 2:
Tekki Sandan # 3:
Bassai Dai:
                                    

Additional information about our school:


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