About Us

Welcome to Okinawa Te Karate!  Our goal is to instill self-confidence, honesty, courage and character in our students.  We develop self-defense skills, strength and coordination.

Who trains here? Doctors, Teachers, Housewives, Firefighters, Office Workers, Dancers, Soccer Players, Students and people like YOU!

Okinawa-Te is a comprehensive combat martial art system, founded by Grand Master Gordon A. Doversola Okinawa Te Karate was developed with the idea of balance at its core and has developed many elite practitioners that range from military, law enforcement, security professionals, fight scene coordinators, actors, stuntmen, and professional athletes.

We are considered by many to be the original mixed martial art and is a highly respected system with a long and acclaimed history in Lancaster.  As Lancaster’s longest running established martial arts program, Okinawa Te Karate includes techniques such as dynamic hand strikes, kicks, proper footwork, joint locks and submissions, throws, take downs, take down defenses, break falls, escapes and counters to all holds and ground fighting defense. This includes defense against knives and clubs as well as offensive weapon techniques for advanced students, and much more.

Kids LOVE Karate! Our martial arts program helps children develop in areas parents appreciate most:

  • Attention Span
  • Respect for Others
  • Self-esteem
  • Honesty
  • Coordination
  • Pride in Achievement

Why Parents Love Martial Arts – Training for Their Kids
Karate builds their children’s self-esteem and teaches them to respect themselves and others. It teaches them to work toward goals, have self-control and defend themselves in any situation. Independent studies have shown that martial arts students have better grades and get in less trouble than their peers. Our instructors keep the kids interested and involved while they are learning in a safe, supervised, and positive environment. Great for those who attend home school!

New Beginner Class – Ages 7-14
Wednesdays 2:00pm-3:00pm
$55.00 mo.

Receive a free introductory class on your first visit.


 The Dojo needs YOUR help!

This Go Fund Me account was started to raise donations for renovations to our new dojo. Okinawa-Te has recently moved from the location that we have been at for over 30 years! We are Lancaster’s longest running established martial arts program. Our new place is desperately in need of repairs. Everyone that knows or has ever spoken with Sensei is well aware that he is such a humble person and would never come out directly to ask for monetary donations! That’s why we are here! To help him out the way he has helped out us & the community for all these years. In 2001, Okinawa-Te founded Kick For Change, the organization that helps at-risk youth. Through Kick For Change, Sensei would like to help out an additional 10 kids that would not be able to attend on their own, due to the cost of training. Let’s help out to reach these goals! No donation is too small or too big! Please share so that the word gets out!! Thank you.