August 27, 2016
NEW LOCATION & NEW NAME
We are very happy to announce our move to TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE CENTER located at 3748 Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis 55406. With the move we are also changing our name from Movement Arts Center to Shotokan Karate Dojo. The change reflects the focus of the organization: using Traditional Shotokan Karate to teach self defense and good health to children, teens and adults in Minneapolis and the surrounding area.
Some of the features of the new location include:
- Parking lot adjacent to the building for free off street parking
- Sprung wood floor
- Lots of room for visitors to observe classes
SHOTOKAN KARATE MINNEAPOLIS DOJO
Shotokan Karate is a traditional martial art that was developed in Okinawa and introduced to Japan in 1920 by its founder, Master Gichin Funakoshi. Karate is a very effective method of self defense, but most people enjoy the art because the movements improve muscle tone and stamina, increase flexibility, balance, and coordination as well as develop a keen awareness of correct posture and breathing.
Because Shotokan Karate is taught in a non-contact format everyone can participate without fear of injury. Students learn how to create maximum power in their punches, kicks and blocks by using training equipment such as focus pads and kicking bags. In this traditional method of practice, individuals progress at their own pace in a non-competitive environment. Shotokan is suitable for all ages and fitness levels and the classes are taught in a structured format by professional instructors.