"I come to you with only Karate, empty hands.
I have no weapons...
But should I be forced to defend myself, my principles or my honor...
Should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong...
Then here are my weapons, Karate, my empty hands."
- Ed Parker
The University of Miami Karate Club is a representation of the Japanese martial art of Shotokan Karate, one of the most classic, distinguished, and respected styles in what is becoming an otherwise overly commercialized arena of karate schools. In our regularly scheduled classes, we offer training in this traditional style and additional opportunities for special training camps, tournaments, and ranking examinations throughout the year from some of the most qualified instructors in the country.