Karate & Martial Art schools in Newport News, Virginia
Newport news is situated between Hampton and Williamsburg and offers a number of martial art schools. The school(s) with one of the deepest & richest histories & lineage are listed below.
These schools are members of the Shorin-ryu Shorinkan Karate association, this association teaches Shorin-ryu which dates backs to Shuri-te almost which was formalized nearly 400 years ago. Shuri-te however was built upon the indigenous Okinawan martial arts known as ToDe, or Chinese hand. The Okinawans blended ideas and concepts from Chinese Kungfu in to their fighting systems and developed a very unique, quick & strong martial art.
Sensei Noel Smith sometimes reminds his students “that our Karate isn’t pretty, it is just effective”, the sentaments of what Sensei Shugoro Nakazato once told him.
Martial art & Karate schools In Hampton, Va. visit
Axsom Martial arts11006 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA 23601
Axsom Martial Arts website