Shoto-Kaï is a Japanese style of Karate that emphasizes physical flexibility and spiritual aspects of the art. Shigeru Egami, the principal student and successor of Master Funakoshi, developed this style. Master Egami felt that many modern Karate practitioners focused too much on competition and physical fitness. Shoto-Kaï places great emphasis on efficiency through the practice of natural and fluid movement, complete spiritual connection with one's opponent, and meditation. It revives aspects of the art often neglected during the ``boom years'' of Karate in the West (1950s-1970s). This group is for adults (18+) only.