Poteau’s Mid-America Karate is a Martial Arts School that focuses on the Goju Ryu.
The Dojo can be traced back to the early 1970’s. At that time, the Dojo was located in the old National Bank Building in downtown Poteau and was led under Sensei Alan McCoy. From there, it moved to the old armory near Carl Albert State College. From there, the Dojo was located in various places until a permanent Dojo was established on the north end of town. Today, Mid-America is a Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu Dojo.
An excerpt from their website states that “The goal of the Mid America Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-Do is to protect and teach traditional karate, to support and contribute to the local community & the International Okinawan Karate Do Federation by providing a place and opportunity for individuals to learn Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu, to allow students to become healthier, happier, less stressed, more confident, more perseverant and to excel in everyday life.”
Mid-America Karate in Poteau hosts a variety of people from all across the U.S. as well as sends students to other Dojo’s throughout North America. This helps broaden students’ experience in training and learning the art. If you are interested in becoming part of this great tradition in Poteau, visit their website or contact them.
28966 205th Ave