About Karate

History

Karate (Kara = empty Te = hand) can be defined as an unarmed form of self defense. The origins of Karate occurred for nearly 1500 years ago. The origins of karate are believed to have been an Indian prince and Buddhist monk named Daruma. He exercised the Indian art of war Kali prayar. Daruma wandered over the Himalaya mountains, from India to China to proselytize about their learning. He established himself in a temple called Shaolin (temple Shores in Japanese).

Daruma developed here a method to develop physical and mental strength. He trained the monks in this system.

In parallel on the island of Okinawa between China and Japan, a local form of martial system developed, known as Te. From these forms karate was developed in Okinawa. In the early 1900's, Karate began to be taught in Japan by migrants from Okinawa. Karate therefore became a much more stable organisation and started to spread over the world. This was a big change from previous times where Karate was only trained in closed societies in Okinawa.

Today

We practice a traditional style of karate with the modern application for all people, regardless of age and gender. We are all different individuals and have different conditions. In Karate training there is something for everyone. You train based on your own, with your own goals. Whether it is to exercise and feel good, or to compete.

Motion

Karate training is a fun and effective form of exercise. In karate we train the whole body physics, balance and coordination. You do not need to be fit to start karate, but you will be if you exercise regularly.

Self-Defense

Traditional karate is an ancient fighting system that includes punches and kicks as well as throws, locks, balance excavation, etc. Today, there are few clubs who train the many parts that karate once contained. In our style you will find all the parts that contained in traditional karate. Training gives a sense of what is possible, but also what is not possible.

Competition

Karate contains contest forms: Kumite = fighting against opponents within established rules. Kata = individual performance of the Kata (set forms of motion)