Yes, we have been redesigned!
Please keep in mind that during this time, we may discover issues that allow people into areas they are not to be in. For this reason, I need cooperation from you, the community. I need you to inform me of any access you are not to have. Don't post it for all the world to see because someone with malicious intent could take it down. Second, report to me behavior of anyone that is posting or accessing areas they are not intended to be. You can let us know by using the contact us form.
Over the next few days, I will be checking and rechecking the various areas for proper security and until I give the "all clear", do not post information that you do not want public. I don't want you to be at-risk.
UPDATE 5/27/15: We have regained access but development is behind by four days. As such, we are making to site live as planned but will continue making corrections on installed features only until we have all proper functionality as planned before adding any features. Please watch this space for future updates.
Early Beginnings to Modern Times
The image above represents our history. Starting from the left, Sokon "Bushi" Matsumura was the bodyguard and chief retainer of the last king of Okinawa, King Sho Tai. He was also the founder of Shuri-Te that evolves into Shorin-Ryu under Grandmaster "Ankoh" Yasutsue Itosu in 1905. A large number of styles of karate can trace their roots back to Bushi Matsumura. There are many legends and stories concerning him, many of which state that he spent years training at the Shaolin Temple in China. Logic tells us that this could not have been the case. However, it is possible that Matsumura had
Welcome to the All Okinawan Ozark Mountain Karate Association's (AOOMKA) official website. Our association is over twenty years old and was founded by Soke Tom Hunnicutt in the Ozark Mountains of North Central Arkansas. As the name reflects, it was originally started for Okinawan style martial arts schools in the area. Shortly after it started, other styles started looking to it for guidance and membership. So, our membership now spans a wide range of martial arts (not just Okinawan) and an area far beyond the Ozark Mountains.
If you are looking for a martial arts home, the AOOMKA is unlike most martial arts associations. We are one that strives for genuine brotherhood. We work with one another to develop our perspective arts and promote their histories and legacies. Most importantly, we make every effort to keep the politics to a minimum.