Texas – Okinawan Shuri-te Karate
(A Martial Art Style/Self Defense System Developed on Okinawa)


Welcome to the official site for the Okinawan Shuti-te Karate-Kan, Texas Branch.   Mr. Bill Mueller- 7th Dan was given the oversight  of the Texas Branch in 1994, by the Okinawan Shuri-te Karate-Kan Association Chief, Nakamura, Ankichi (9th Dan).

What is Okinawan Shuri-te? (Karate)

Simply stated, Okinawa is the birth place of Karate and Shuri is the Capital of Okinawa. Shuri is where the Okinawan King and Castle were located. (Te) simply means hands. Literally speaking, Shuri-te means the “Hands of Shuri”.

Okinawan Samurai, unlike the Samurai of Japan, carried no sword. These weaponless warriors developed their art to an extremely high degree. This martial art, now known as karate, is what the Samurai in Okinawa used to defend themselves, as well as their King.

Traditional karate waza (techniques) have been systematically handed down from generation to generation primarily through empty-handed forms known as kata. The study of kata requires the student to train the left side of the body as well as the right, and to develop and coordinate muscles which are rarely used except by a proficient martial artist.

Although karate was influenced by the Chinese Martial Arts, the Okinawans already had their own system of self-defense.  Many instructors from Okinawa spent decades perfecting their art in China. Conversely because commerce with Okinawa was dependent on the trade-winds, many Chinese Martial Artists spent months at a time on Okinawa.

Karate is a Japanese word meaning (empty hand) given to an Okinawan art of self-defense, which was primarily taught amongst the Samurai class.  The Samurai were charged with protecting their country and King, and therefore were trained with life and death intensity.

Some of the benefits practitioners of modern karate train for encompass:

Self-Defense/Protection of Loved Ones


Increased Speed

Flexibility and Agility


Coordination and Balance

Strength Development

This site is owned by 7th dan Bill Mueller and is dedicated to the preservation of traditional martial arts, my esteemed Sensei (9th dan) Nakamura, Ankichi and my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Mr. Bill Mueller, 7th dan (7th degree Black Belt) Instructor in Bedford, Texas, teaches group and private lessons and offers seminars and hands-on workshops.

For Info Call: 817-999-4901 or  E-Mail: bill@OkinawanShuri-teKarate.com

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