Welcome to King Lam’s Tamashii Karate and Tai
We are located at 8132 Willow St. in the
Uptown area of New Orleans near Tulane University. We have
been proudly serving the New Orleans community since 1983.
Tamashii is the Japanese word for Spirit or Heart. It’s
our goal to improve your mind, body, and spirit by way of
the martial arts so you can excel in all endeavors of life.
Chen Style Tai Chi is the origin of all
other forms of Tai Chi. It is a Chinese art for health, meditation
and self defense which dates back hundreds of years. The movements
are graceful, the tempo is slow and the benefits are endless.
It is the only form of movement exercise in which a person
should not use outward strength or force in their movements.
Improvement depends on inner awareness not outer strength
or force in their movements. Tai Chi develops both the mind
and the body. It embodies a philosophy that not only promotes
health, but also can be applied to every aspect of daily life.
Our basic program is Shotokan Karate.
It is a traditional Japanese martial art with emphasis on
building strong body mechanics and body motion. We blend in
Chinese Kenpo self defense techniques and Jeet Kune Do concepts
to add a modern approach to our personal safety classes. The
weapon system we teach is the Filipino art of Kali or stick
fighting and knife techniques. Men and women enjoy taking
the classes because it’s a great way to get in shape,
tone muscles and burn fat while learning to defend themselves
in any situation. One of the things our students tell us they
appreciate most about our school is how we prepare them for
nearly any life-threatening situation. That’s because
everything that we teach in our self-defense program is reality
Our Children’s program offers
basic values that every parent wants their child to have such
as proper respect, positive attitude, courage, motivation,
achievement, perseverance, humility and responsibility. Children
love our Karate program because it’s fun and it helps
them work toward goals, builds self-esteem, and teaches self
discipline that they can use in school and in their daily
life. Our highly trained instructors teach your children in
a safe, supervised atmosphere that makes learning fun. Try
our program and give your child the advantage of a lifetime.