Salt City Karate provides a time tested curriculum for men, women, teens and children of all ages, experience and fitness levels.
We pride ourselves in our dedication to teach each and every student how to develop a high level of martial arts expertise, physical fitness and self-defense skills.
Karate (空手) (English /kəˈrɑːtiː/; Japanese pronunciation: [kaɽate]; Okinawan pronunciation: IPA: [kaɽati]) is a martial art developed on the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (called te (手?), literally “hand”; tii in Okinawan) under the influence of Chinese martial arts, particularly Fujian White Crane.
Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands, and palm-heel strikes.
Historically and in some modern styles grappling, throws, joint locks, restraints, and vital point strikes are also taught. A karate practitioner is called a karateka (空手家).
Martial Arts School
The phrase “Martial Arts” is used for various fighting methods that evolved from ancient Asian combat skills. The present-day forms have a wide range of applications.
These forms are practiced for physical fitness, recreation, self-defense, law-enforcement tactics, competitive sports, and positive self-development.
The teaching methods, selection of technique, style, procedures of play or practice, and underlying concepts vary according to the form and instructor.
Even in a single specialized branch of Martial Arts, differences in style, techniques, attitudes, and objectives exist.
Despite expressed adherence to ancient tradition in the Martial Arts, adaptation to new situations and different cultures is common.