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Karate: beyond a martial art

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Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:30 am

Even someone who has no experience with the martial arts beyond seeing “The Karate Kid” knows there’s far more to the ancient discipline than its physicality.

Okinawa Karate Kobudo Kai is dedicated to inspiring and mentoring disadvantaged and at-risk youth to lead healthy and nondestructive lives through martial arts training. It gives boys and girls of all ages a chance to participate in the practice of Okinawan/Japanese traditional karate and kobudo.

Under the leadership of Sensei Serge Clark, the school promotes humility, self-control, integrity and courtesy inside and outside of the dojo. Grants, scholarships, fundraising and corporate sponsorships enable youth at Okinawa to participate in local, national and international competitions.

The school also supports and promotes the art and sport of karate in the community and beyond, by cooperating with and supporting other organizations and schools that serve and promote the tenets of karate.

Above is the competition team with Sempai Jonathan Fleurant at the far right.

Okinawa Karate Kobudo Kai is located at 1626 Dutch Broadway in Elmont, LI, just over the city line from Queens. It can be reached at (516) 837-0111 and more information is online at okinawankenpo.com.

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