Kids

Karate For Kids

Having taught sports for quite a number of years I find that karate has no match as one of the best activities that children should participate in. The more reason is that, Karate provides the basis for a solid foundation for children to form their personality and attitudes. However, one Read more…

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Karate – A way of Life

The karate practitioner must first and foremost understand that karate is not about winning. It is about not losing, to anything. Although the outcome of both approaches towards the art might sound similar, one must understand that there are many circumstances in life where one will not be able to Read more…

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Translating the Dojo-Kun: the meaning behind the Japanese characters

一、人格 完成に 努める こと hitotsu, jinkaku kansei ni tsutomeru koto Exert yourself in the perfection of character 一、誠の道を守ること hitotsu, makoto no michi wo mamoru koto Be faithful and sincere 一、努力の精神を養うこと hitotsu, doryoku no seishin wo yashinau koto Cultivate the spirit of perseverance 一、礼儀を重んずること hitotsu, reigi wo omonzuru koto Respect propriety Read more…

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Rei

One of the first things anyone will notice when training karate is the custom of bowing, called the “REI”. The custom of bowing in karate is traced back to its origins, which includes both the fact that it originates in Japan and due to it being a martial art which Read more…

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