Kata training the heart of Karate

http://obikarateschool.com/social/blog/view/187/kata-training-is-the-heart-of-karate

The heart of Karate is the kata. In Shorin-ryu under the Shorinkan association there are 15 kata.  These kata teach all aspects of fighting, they are the encyclopedia of karate.  Kata trains the body to be Quick, there is a distinction between "fast" and "quick". It also develops strength and balance.

There is are only a handful of schools in Ohio who can effectively teach Kata.

When seeking a martial art school if they don't teach kata ask why.  Those who don't teach generally dismiss it as punching air or call it dance, these 'martial artist' have never taken the time to learn what it means to study martial arts.  
In Bryan Ohio you have Sensei Steven Franz who has the knowledge and expertise to teach you what true martial arts are all about.

Visit his dojo's website 

Ohio, USA Shorinkan Karate Dojo

Ohio, USA Shorinkan Karate Dojo

Ohio Shorin-ryu Shorinkan karate news, events and information