Karate originated in the East and was developed as a martial art for use in combat. The word “ KARATE” derives from Japanese, meaning “empty hand” implying ‘empty of all evil intention.
What does karate offer?
Not only is karate a excellent form of self-defense, it also offers the devotee an opportunity to adopt a healthy and balanced mind and spirit. As sport and martial art it encourages self-discipline and is the pathway to developing the powers of concentration and awareness. While karate training is very disciplined, the interactive nature of the sport offers a platform for participants to learn and practice life skills such as humility, mutual respect, sincerity and positive attitude. These, together with integrity – a code of behavior that includes self-control – form the maxims on which karate is based. Character, effort, etiquette, sincerity and self-control.
Karate is practiced in a dojo, which means ‘the place of the way’ and refers to the place of learning.
Basic dojo rules
Sensei is the term used to address the instructor of a class, a position earned through years of hard training and deserving of acknowledgement and respect. Before individual interaction with a Sensei and before commencing a training session, it is customary for the pupil or class to bow to the Sensei.
What to wear? You train barefooted, wearing a karate gi (long, white training pants and a loose fitting jacket) The white (beginner) belt will be included as part of the first suit you buy, you will need a different colour as you reach the next level.
Hervormde Church Hall
c/o Scwichard & Caledon Street
Monday 17.00-17.45 hrs
Wednesday 17.00-17.45 hrs
Monday 17.45-18.45 hrs
Wednesday 17.45-18.45 hrs
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