Okinawa Kenpo Karate

Okinawa Kenpo karate finds its lineage traced back to the Naha-te form of empty hand self defense trained in the early 1900’s on the island of Okinawa.  In 1953, Shigero Nakamura coined the name Okinawa Kenpo Karate for his version of Naha-te.  Hoover Martial Arts Center trains in Okinawa Kenpo as passed down from C. Bruce Heilman, Hanshi, direct student of Seikichi Odo, who in return was a direct student of Master Nakamura.  Training in the system focuses on the original 12 kata incorporated by Nakamura Sensei and 9 additional kata added by either Master Odo or Heilman, Hanshi.  Student training focuses on the basic kata technique, application, and advanced understanding of the defensive applications found within the technique.

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