WHO ARE WE?
The Bear and The Wave
Two guys on a mission to bring karate back to relevancy.
We're black belts in Shorin-Ryu but we like to represent Okinawan Karate as a whole. That can mean something to you or nothing at all. What it does mean is that we train everything and we train hard. Kata. Throws. Submissions. Strikes. Ground Combatives. Hard Body Conditioning. You get the picture. We've developed a scientific approach to combat based on traditional katas that stem back hundreds of years. We don't claim to invent anything, we're just rediscovering what's been forgotten.
WHAT WE REPRESENT
The art of karate has rapidly lost its effectiveness throughout time and this community is an effort to restore and preserve the integrity of this life's passion for generations to come.
This is Aaron Emilio Garcia, aka "Kuma." Favorite Street Fighter character? Ryu, of course. You can find him as a playable character in Tekken, he's the bear. Aaron's style is defined by large gross motor movements, freakish strength, and primal instincts. He'll finish the fight quickly then go back to stealing picnic baskets from unsuspecting campers.
And here is Michael Nguyen, aka "Tsunami." If he's not asleep in front of his computer, you can find him awake in front of his computer. His style is defined as trying to relive a past life of being a washing machine: fluid movements in a constant flow.
The more society tries to invent new fads and new styles, the more we feel the need to look back and realize it's all been done before. Our goal is to travel the world and change the definition of Karate one dojo at a time. This is our journey, you're welcome to tag along and become part of this Karate Culture!