Karate "Empty Hand"
Modern day Karate was originated
in Okinawa and introduced to Japan
by Gichin Funakoshi in the early
part of the 20th century.
In 1952 Mas Oyama introduces karate
on a 32 state tour in the US of A.
IN 1956 Ed Parker "Father of American
Kenpo Karate" establishes 1st west
coast kenpo school in California.
In the early 70's Bill Gray of Houston
started the American Society of Karate
and continues today with several schools
throughout the area.
S.A.K.’s goal is to bring to the area kids
a chance to learn self discipline, and
self confidence at the lowest costs possible.
Our junior classes start as white belts and
can achieve the rank of 4th degree red belt.
We believe a student should only attain the
title of black belt when they are more mature
mentally and at the age of least 17 years old.
We offer adult classes from the ages of 13
and up. The adult classes are more demanding,
you are introduced to hand to hand self defense,
and defenses against weapons along with the
traditional kicks, strikes and punches and forms
accustomed to karate.
I started with Mr. Gray in 1988.
With the A.S.K organization I have atteended
many seminars and camps with prominent
instuctors which taught different styles
of ways to defend oneself. I last ranked
up to 4th degree black in 2015 in A.S.K.
We are also part of Bill Wallace Superfoot System.
My family and I moved to the Lufkin area
in 2000. My son and daughter are active
in the arts and help out with the classes
now being conducted in the area.
To learn more, come by and see the class and talk with us.
We would love to meet you face to face.