Why Kyokushin Karate

Kyokushin Karate is more than just a martial art for self-defence; it encompasses an entire system of well being for the individual, and teaches skills and attitudes that can last a lifetime.

Positives of the training include; discipline, respect, exercise regimen, confidence and a social atmosphere.

The classes are very structured and the accredited instruction available is world class.

Beginners are welcomed, and regardless of age, sex and physical capabilities, anyone can start training in karate and enjoy it.

If students enjoy competition, there are several tournaments of differing descriptions throughout the year.
There is a thorough syllabus for your advancement through grades and your progress and skill acquisition is monitored to allow people to learn at their own pace.

We teach Kyokushin as the completely holistic martial that it was designed to be. Modern karate has evolved into a long range kick, punch, block art to be used in arenas for competition or for demonstration. Karate was once so much more than that and we aim to include throws, locks, traps, grappling and escapes. Everything from basic technique, through to the top of the pyramid, being able to effectively protect yourself or loved ones is covered in our training.

 

Sosai Oyamas’ 11 Mottos

  • The Martial Arts way begins and ends with courtesy. Therefore, be properly and genuinely courteous at all times.
  • Following the Martial Way is like scaling a cliff - continue upwards without rest. It demands absolute and unfaltering devotion to the task at hand.
  • Strive to seize the initiative in all things, all the time guarding against actions stemming from selfish animosity or thoughtlessness.
  • Even for the Martial Artist, the place of money cannot be ignored. Yet one should be careful never to become attached to it.
  • The Martial Way is centred on posture. Strive to maintain correct posture at all times.
  • The Martial Way begins with one thousand days and is mastered after ten thousand days of training.
  • In the Martial Arts, introspection begets wisdom. Always see contemplation on your actions as an opportunity to improve.
  • The nature and purpose of the Martial Way is universal. All selfish desires should be roasted in the tempering fires of hard training.
  • The Martial Arts begin with a point and end in a circle. Straight lines stem from this principal.
  • The true essence of the Martial Way can only be realised through experience. Knowing this, learn never to fear its demand.
  • Always remember: in the Martial Arts, the rewards of a confident and grateful heart are truly abundant.

 

In the martial arts, introspection begets wisdom. Always see contemplation on your actions as an opportunity to improve
- Mas Oyama