American okinawan Karate Academy

Isshinryu Karate Sandubrae

American Okinawan Karate Academy was founded by Grand Master Arnold R.  Sandubrae, Ku-Dan/Hanshi, in Palm Springs, California.  Hanshi Sandubrae  has given permission to his Grandson, Master Aaron R. Sandubrae Shihan,  to open American Okinawan Karate Academy LLC d.b.a. Isshinryu Karate  Sandubrae in Piedmont, Oklahoma.  A.O.K.A. is Oklahoma's only  Traditional Isshinryu Karate Dojo.  Sandubrae Shihan is proud to expand  the Sandubrae Karate Family and further the art of Isshinryu Karate.  He  will strive every day to walk the path laid before him by his  Sensei and Grandfather and honor the legacy of C.G.M. Tatsuo Shimabuku.  

    At A.O.K.A. we teach Traditional Isshinryu Karate and  Self-Defense.  Our goal at A.O.K.A. is to teach Self-Defense,  Self-Control, Respect, Honor, Discipline, Humility, Confidence and  Self-Esteem.  We view Karate as more than a fighting art.  To us it is a  way of life.  We strive to take the lessons we learn in class and apply  them to our lives in an effort to find balance.  As in Karate, balance  is key in life.  

   We are all here to improve our lives.  Each one of us enters the Dojo  for our own personal reasons, however, while we are in the Dojo we have a  common goal.  That is to help each other grow in Karate.  As you grow  in Karate you will notice it merging into every aspect of your life.  At  A.O.K.A. you earn your rank through hard work and perseverance.  You  must push yourself to do better every class.  By doing so you will  eventually achieve your goals.  Although everyone moves at his/her own  pace, they also have the help and support of Sensei  Sandubrae his Black  Belts and all the other students in the Dojo.  Remember, each of us  started in exactly the same place, as a white belt with the desire to  learn and grow.  We will make sure you learn something every class and  build on what you have learned in previous classes.  

   We are a Self-Defense Dojo and are committed to teaching effective and  practical self-defense techniques.  With that in mind we also place  an emphasis on Self-Control and Safety.   Remember we are here to Help  each other, Not to Hurt each other!  

   At this point Sandubrae Shihan would like to thank his Sensei,  Arnold  R. Sandubrae Hanshi for always believing in him.  With Hanshi  Sandubrae's guidance Shihan Sandubrae has  been able to achieve his goals in Karate.  Shihan Sandubrae now has the  opportunity to pass on what he has learned to others who have the  desire to learn.  



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We have a very large 4,300sqft modern training facility.  We have two separate training rooms.  The larger room has brand new EVA foam mats w/ 6 full size rings, mirrors, Makiwara, multiple standing heavy bags, BOB's, speed bag, fold out mats and locker room.  The other side of the building has EVA foam floors w/ 2 full size sparring rings, mirrors and 3 hanging heavy bags and a BOB standing bag along with a weight bench.
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