The Shotokan Karate Club offers a traditional Japanese style of martial arts. Shotokan Karate skills including kata (forms), kumite (sparring) and kihon (basic fundamentals) are taught.
Increasing and expanding agility, strengthening the body as a whole, increasing flexibility, furthering endurance capabilities, and evolving other components of karate are stressed. This is an excellent self-defense style.
The UWF Shotokan Karate Club is a member of the Japan Karate Association and South Atlantic Karate Association.
This style of martial arts is deeply rooted in the University systems of North and South America. Shotokan Karate is offered at the University of Florida, Florida State, University of South Florida, University of South Alabama, and many, many other Universities in the region, across the country, and around the world.
The United States is divided into 13 geographic regions including Northwest Florida's membership in the South Atlantic Karate Association, SAKA, headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Rank advancement is available each semester.
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