Benefits of Karate

It is more than a sport it's a live style...

SELF DEFENSE

Unlike self-defence courses that show a person a set of logical defences against a potential attacker, karate training sets out to develop appropriate instinctive habits in its participants. This gives them the ability to act accordingly under stress

Fitness And Vitality

The techniques practised involve the use of every muscle and bone in the body making it an excellent all-over body workout. Also serves to develop balance, agility, coordination and flexibility. Many students who have never been good at sports often become highly competent after practising karate.

Instilling Values

Karate promotes respect and courtesy. It teaches a student to become more disciplined, more patient within themselves, and encourages humility above ego. The dojo environment does not tolerate foul language or negative social behaviour. It is a place where each participant can be their very best selves.

Character Development

In most sports, you win or you lose. As karate is an individual activity there is no losing, nor is there any pressure of ‘letting the team down’. As such, a student may focus on developing at his or her own pace. And seeing themselves getting better, more skilled, stronger and more coordinated, their self-confidence grows.

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What is Goju Ryu?

Goju Ryu, Japanese for "hard-soft style,"

Is one of the main traditional Okinawan styles of karate, featuring a combination of hard and soft techniques. Both principles, hard and soft, come from the famous martial arts book used by Okinawan masters during the 19th and 20th centuries, the Bubishi Gō, which means hard, refers to closed hand techniques or straight linear attacks; jū, which means soft, refers to open hand techniques and circular movements. Gōjū-ryū incorporates both circular and linear movements into its curriculum, combining hard striking attacks such as kicks and close hand punches with softer open hand circular techniques for attacking, blocking, and controlling the opponent, including locks, grappling, takedowns and throws. MORE ABOUT GOJU RYU

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