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Instructors at I.M.A. Karate Houston—a USANKF recognized dojo, bring years of skilled experience - including instructor Shihan Patrick Richoux, a 6th degree black belt with the IMA and World Karate Federation. The instructors at the center all have trained under the same accomplished sensei and teach kids and adults shotokan karate, one of the oldest styles of the martial art. The school’s curriculum tends to focus on kihon, kata, and kumite (basics, form, and sparring), but sometimes branches out into self-defense, tournament-specific training, and tying one's belt fashionably. One of the shotokan discipline's primary objectives is to build character, and classes focus on both this tenet as well as the sport's fundamentals.