The Art of Karate
Karate, meaning “empty hand” in Japanese, is the name given to the Martial Arts which evolved on the island of Okinawa and made its way to the Japanese mainland.
While karate remains an excellent method of weaponless self-defense, today the main benefit is physical, mental, and moral growth, and strong character development. Founded on the principle of mind and body unity, karate training includes precise, sustained mental and physical conditioning to develop excellent coordination, keen reflexes, and command of mind and body.
Isshinryu karate was founded by Master Tatsuo Shimabuku over a period of many years and officially named on January 15, 1956. Master Shimabuku took the best techniques from the styles of Shorin-ryu and Goju-ryu karate as well as some of his own techniques to create an excellent and now very popular style of karate known as Isshinryu.
Judo, which means gentle way, was founded by Dr. Jigoro Kano in the 1880’s. It was the first art to reach outside of the Orient and begin to be introduced to the rest of the world. Judo uses a push-pull mentality to use your opponents weight and momentum against them without much striking.
The Martial Arts are intended to be discipline of mind and body., and the development of a positive character. The principles of karate are good for all age groups, and each age group has certain benefits that makes karate special for them.
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