Now Enrolling for Spring Session 

6 WEEK Program + Uniform 

Special Pricing through May 3.

Click on the link to our Okinawa GoJu Ryu Karate & Kobudo page for details


A short message from Shihan Rusty McMains

Welcome, and thank you for visiting with us. I want to personally applaud you for taking the time to research something that can greatly impact your life today and for years to come. There is no better decision than an educated decision. The information included in our site is intended to help you make an educated decision without any bells and whistles to lure you in. 

Our site, like our classes, is designed with your benefit in mind. We are in the true sense of the word a karate "school". Rather than simply repeating a technique 100 times in class, you will learn the inner workings of the technique so you, the student, are empowered with the confidence to practice and develop at your own pace. Through confidence you will improve other positive traits including self-respect, self-motivation, self-reliance, self-discipline, compassion and more ... all while improving your mental and physical quality of life. 

We invite you to watch a class, talk with others parents and students and even try a couple of classes on us.

We also invite you to view some of our training videos available our YouTube channel .

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Mission Statement

When thinking through the best options for Karate classes and life-protection, come to the . With more than 47 years of experience, we are the ONLY Karate Dojo in the Houston metro area that offers instruction in Okinawan Karate and 2 styles of OKinawan Kobudo (Warrior Weapons Arts).

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Okinawa Karate Center class information

Class Info

Many martial arts schools offer special introductory classes with a free uniform. It is generally not the classes that steers the new customer to join but the the emotional connection from wearing the uniform.

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Okinawa Karate Center benefits


No matter what kind of martial arts style you are interested in, many of them share the same physical benefits you find in commonly played sports. At the  in Houston, Texas.

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Resource Pages

We want to take this opportunity to personally welcome you to our "online dojo". This site is not just intended to provide information for new students

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Success Stories

  • Before telling you about how amazing this place is, let me tell you a little bit about my history with Karate.

    This is my third Karate dojo. I started in a good Shotokan dojo in the Katy area and left to start Goju-Ryu under what seemed to be a good dojo. Unfortunately, I got to a point in which I felt I wasn't learning new concepts/principles, I was stuck doing repetitive kata and I felt like I should've stayed practicing Shotokan. To make matters worse, the dojo markets itself as an Okinawan dojo but in reality, it's just a sports karate club.

    I decided to contact Sensei McMains and it has turned out to be one of the best choices I've made in my life. Rusty Sensei teaches a martial art that in reality is actually a martial science. Everything, and I mean everything, has a purpose. He'll explain why a stance is compromised and not structurally correct while receiving physical feedback. Kata is studied with combat applications in mind, it's not a flashy dance to win tournaments. You are learning a life protecting martial science. When you go to a class it feels like you're playing chess while doing Karate.

    The environment in Okinawa Karate Center UchinaaDiKan is very amicable. Students enjoy helping each other and there's so many things you can learn from white and yellow belts. Yes, this dojo is that good!

    I wish I had known about this dojo when I started Karate. My motivation to train and give 300% when I'm not in the dojo is back. Sensei McMains has taken me outside the matrix, unplugged me and given me purpose, belief and a set of tools that will not fail me if Agent Smith comes around. You'll be pushed, you'll be treated fairly and you'll immediately belong to a Karate family.

    Domo arigato gozaimashita!

  • I just wanted to let you know how happy we are to have found your dojo. Lauren really is learning a lot in the class and I am inspired by your dedication and joy you bring to teaching the students.

  • This is not Cobra Kai or any of the stuff you see on tv. THIS IS NOT A COMMERCIAL SCHOOL this is real Okinawan learn the history of the art as well as application...not how to win trophies. Every day you attend you get better. -Charles-

  • I've been a student for two years, and have learned more than I imagined, not just about karate, but about my overall fitness, posture, and body awareness. Highly detailed instruction!

  • This is a true Okinawan Karate school focused on teaching the students correctly at their own pace as opposed to a typical martial arts school that is focused on cash flow and pushing students thru their belt ranks at a pre-designated pace. The classes are small enough to provide each student with hands on training and the theory / reason behind each movement.

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