Founded in 1997, the Kosho Kai Karate Dojo is a private club offering traditional karate classes for adults and children ages five and up. In addition to our traditional program, we offer Mini-Tigers classes for children ages three to five (not yet in kindergarten), women's self-defense, Kobudo (Okinawan weapons), and Koshiki (combatives).
Okinawan Seito Matsumura Shorin-ryu is an old village style of karate taught as a highly aesthetic art form steeped in cultural tradition and extremely effective for personal protection. Shuri-ryu is a stylized sport form of karate that is very athletic and competition oriented. The Kosho Kai Dojo curriculum includes both of these styles of karate in their unaltered forms. This dual approach to presenting karate results in a well rounded program which offers the best in fitness, self-defense, sport, authentic tradition, and fun.
Karate, the Japanese word applied in the early twentieth century to the Okinawan art of self-protection, has developed along three separate lines in accordance with the wants and needs of its practitioners.Those three branches of development are classical art, combat sport, and civil self-protection.Frank and Patricia Fink have collectively dedicated over sixty years to the study of this fascinating art.Their personal journeys have taken them through many phases, affording them the opportunity to thoroughly investigate the aesthetic, combative, competitive, and self-development aspects of karate.Together, they have developed a diverse and flexible curriculum that offers adult and youth students the ability to tailor their karate experience based on their individual goals.