Enter The Dojo
Karate Begins and Ends With Respect
If things look a little different, it's because the DOJO is being Redesigned over the next few days.
“The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants.”
The Shock Hit
When you get hit hard and fast, many times you can deal with it, the human body can take a hell of a lot of punishment. Take a look at the UFC. They batter each other, then batter each other some more.
But, every now and then you will see the same fighters crumble at a seemingly weak strike.
Niju Kun - The 20 Guiding Principles Of Karatedo
Master Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan karate, laid out the Twenty Precepts of Karate (Niju kun), which are there as a guide for all karateka to follow and adhere to. These principles form the foundations Shotokan karate. These twenty principles were based heavily on Bushido and Zen.
The principles allude to notions of respect, humility, compassion, patience, awareness and both an inward and outward calmness.