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Shotokan Karate is a traditional Japanese martial art developed by Master Gichin Funakoshi.  It remains the most widely practiced form of Karate, boasting a powerful system of fighting crafted through centuries of refinement.
Shotokan Karate emphasizes blocking, striking, and breaking techniques, turning the arms and legs into powerful weapons.  As a traditional martial art, Shotokan Karate practitioners train as the masters did before them.  Technique, control, and discipline transform students into exceptional martial arts practitioners.

Though Shotokan Karate teaches impressive fighting technique, the purpose of training is for self defense, wellness of body, and personal strength.  In Master Funakoshi's own words, "The ultimate aim of the art of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of the participant."


Perro Shotokan Karate continues the ancient tradition of martial arts excellence with an eye towards the future.

21st century training demands an understanding of our modern surroundings, technology, and way of life.  In addition to the traditional study of Kihon (basic techniques), Kata (memorized movement sequences), and Kumite (sparring), Perro Shotokan Karate teaches 21st Century necessities including, but not limited to:  Defense Against Modern Weapons, Fighting Multiple Opponents, Training For Modern Surroundings, and Mental Training For Everyday Life.

Perro Shotokan Karate also recognizes the "art" in martial art, and has developed specialized training courses for performers in television and film looking to expand their resume with expertise in stunt fighting.  These film-specific courses begin with a practical foundation, but are designed for the performer looking for scene-specific techniques for television and film.