The art we practice is an amalgamation of many martial arts. It is the product of Gordon Doversola, who in his native Hawaii was exposed to Jujitsu, Okinawan Karate, and Chinese boxing. Like many in his time, he synthesized these arts into something new and more powerful than them individually.
In many ways, Okinawa-Te is the origininal "Mixed"-martial art. It is organized around simple practical principles of self-defense, and most certainly is not a "Sport" martial art. We take the work martial, i.e. having to do with war, seriously.
Okinawa-Te is a practical art that can be practiced by anyone at any age. It has both hard and soft elements as well as grappling and weapons training, making it a well rounded system of self-defense as well as a way to maintain physical health.