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Balance. Strength. Control. These are the skills that Sensei Ruiz teaches during his karate lessons at Charlotte Shukokai Karate. Shukokai is a form of shito-ryu karate, a traditional okinawan style that incorporates quick movements and surprisingly hard strikes with a double hip twist. Combining his own 20 years of experience studying under Sensei Heriberto Sepulveda in New York and his experience as a martial-arts instructor and middle-school science teacher, Ruiz leads traditional-style classes for students of all levels.