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North Port and Port Charlotte,  Florida



Welcome to our Website!

Since 1988, Karate Incorporated has been providing instruction in Karate and the martial arts in the U.S.A.
"Karate Incorporated a Not-for-Profit Karate School Chain is now the leader in southwest Florida providing state-of-the-art martial arts training for all ages."
We offer what we believe is the best martial arts in the world! Okinawa Shorin Ryu Karate and Funakoshi Shotokan these methods are exciting and powerful martial arts known for their dynamic hand techniques and powerful, explosive kicking arsenal. Although these martial art techniques are centuries old, our programs are always evolving to keep pace with the ever changing world.

We hope you enjoy our website and will stop by and visit us if you are in the area. This site is designed to give you information about our facility, our style of martial arts, our staff and provide you with information on how to contact us as well.

What is Karate?

"True karate is this: that in daily life one's mind and body be trained and developed in a spirit of humility, and that in critical times, one be devoted utterly to the cause of justice and peace."

-- Gichin Funakoshi

Karate translated either means "Chinese hand" or "Empty hand" depending on which Japanese or Chinese characters you use to write it.

Okinawa Karate styles tend to be hard and Aggressive. In defense they tend to be circular, and linear. Okinawa Karate styles tend to place more emphasis on rigorous physical conditioning than the Japanese styles. Japanese styles tend to have longer, more stylistic movements and to be lower in balance commitment. They also tend to be only linear in movement, offense, and defense.

Both tend to concentrate on discipline , and tend to emphasize kicks and punches, blocks, strikes, evasions, throws, joint manipulations and a strong offense as a good defense. Karate techniques consist basically of hand and foot techniques. Hand techniques are divided into defensive or offensive moves. Foot techniques are divided into kicking techniques; snap and thrust kicks. Other important elements of Karate include stances, posture, body shifting, hip rotation, and breathing.


Training differs widely but most of the Karate styles emphasize a fairly equal measure of basic technique training (kihon), sparring (kumite), and forms (kata). Forms are stylized patterns of attacks and defenses done in sequence for training purposes.

An art of self-defense Karate has in recent decades been proliferated worldwide. It is one of the most widely practiced of the Asian martial arts, with a large following in the U.S., Japan and Europe.



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