New Orleans Shotokan Academy believes in the practice of Martial Arts for the improvement of one's life. Our practice provides a way to relieve stress, and, through it, we improve our physical strength and flexibility. We also work on fine tuning our reflexes, and on breathing and relaxation. Self-defense is the ultimate reason for practicing, for as we learn we also become better at protecting ourselves. Finally, we build frienships along the way, and these stay with us forever. We hope you will join us and become a part of our community.