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It's not Karate . . . It's Life

"If you can change the way you see the world, the world will be different. This is a lot easier than changing the world." - O'Sensei Richard Kim

About White Tiger

We believe in whole body wellness, and our classes reflect this. Our goal is to provide self-defense training and physical conditioning in a focused and disciplined environment, while ensuring our training strategy is applicable to the age group we are training.

Our Style Gōjū-ryū 剛柔流, (Japanese for "hard-soft style") is one of the main traditional Okinawan styles of karate, featuring a combination of hard and soft techniques. Go which means hard, refers to closed hand techniques such as punching and kicks and linear movements; Ju which means soft refers to circular techniques for blocking and controlling the opponent, including locks, grappling, takedowns and throws.

Major emphasis is given to breathing correctly with deep breathing from the stomach (hara). Goju-Ryu combines hard striking attacks with softer open hand circular techniques.