About Pine Wave
Shihan Myrick started the Outland martial Arts Club in November 2006, which operated at the Cleaver Family YMCA in Kansas City, MO for eight years. The program enjoyed abundant success and popularity. Recently, the club was relocated and renamed Pine Wave Martial Arts in honor of the traditional Shotokan style of Karate-Do.
Shotokan is a traditional Japanese style of Karate-Do developed by Gichin Funakoshi and his son Gigo from a variety of martial arts. It consists of Kihon (Basics), Kata( Forms), Bunkai (Practical Application), and Kumite (Sparring/Fighting). The Chung Do Kwan System, very similar to Tang Soo Do, was derived from Shotokan as its senior pioneers (Namely Won Kuk Lee and Yong Taek Chung among others) trained directly with Master Funakoshi for a period of time. "Shoto", meaning "Pine Waves" was Master Funakoshi's pen name and symbolized the movement of pine needles when the wind blows through them. "Kan" translates as "house or hall". Shotokan was the name that Funakoshi's students gave his school although he never associated a style with his teachings.
120 W 72nd St
Kansas City, MO