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WHAT IS KARATE?

Master Funakoshi said, "There is no first attack in Karate." It is for defense, not offence or for obtaining skills to harm others. Karate-do is not a sport with the aim of scoring points and getting trophies. It is a path of inner peace and strength.

 

Control is at the heart of Karate-do.  We study how to control the Mind and the Spirit through arduous training of the Body. The goal of Budo is to become the best version of yourself you can.

 

Karate-do has three major parts; Kihon, Kata and Kumite. Kihon are Basic techniques such as strike, blocks and body movement.  Kata are the preformed movements done in a certain order to show possible combat applications.      Kata includes Bunkai, which is the use of Kata techniques against other people. Kumite has tow parts; Kihon Kumite and Juyu Kumite. Kihon Kumite the attacks are predetermined so to be safer and provide a bridge to Juyu Kumite, free sparing.   With free sparing students can use any Karate attack or defense they want.

 

JKA Karate-do uses, “Tsun Kime,” to “Decide the striking point.” Strikes are focused to end about one inch from the target. This allows the Karateka,  karate practitioner, to develop powerful strikes while reducing the chance of physical damage.     

 

Karate-do at Aiki Budo Center for Adults and Children.

 

Although Budo training is very serious, classes are fun and interesting. We stress Cooperation more than Competition. ABC Karate-do continues the JKA teaching style the balances Kihon, Kata and Kumite to craft a well rounded Katateka. Physically you will increase your strength, speed and flexibility through our challenging classes.  ABC’s curriculum gives students a clear path for improvement. You will learn not just What to do but the where, when, and most importantly why you should use what you have learned.

 

True Budo training is done 24 hours a day, “The world is your dojo.” Practicing Karate-do at ABC helps you Mentally to obtain better  focus and a calmer spirit to help you handle challenges both in and out of the dojo. Budo practice can be beneficial at work, home and school.

 

 Because one cannot understand the complexities of Japanese Budo without studying the culture it came from, Lortie Sensei uses the traditional Japanese terms and technique names and explains the meaning behind them. Although Budo can be deadly, we try to practice as safely as possible and keep respect for our partners at all times.

 

All students must memorize the Dojo Kun, the precepts.