Shotokan Karate developed and originated in Okinawa and was introduced to Japan in 1921. Shotokan is one of the four major styles of karate in the world. In addition to Shotokan karate, we teach Kobudo, the art of Okinawan weapons as well as Samurai sword techniques, also known as Batto-do. Currently, we teach under the guidance of Master Fumio Demura, the real Mr. Miyagi from the Karate Kid movies. Demura Sensei is a Master of Shotokan and its sister style, Shito-Ryu.
Cortland Karate Center
Cortland Karate Center was established over 23 years ago. Many of the students who are now black belts in rank have been here from almost the beginning. We teach in a friendly environment and all senior karate-ka assist and help beginners progress correctly.
Visitors are always welcome and anyone interested may try a few sessions for free.