Lesson Tag: Tradition

The Kneeling Bow

  The following diagram will take you through the kneeling bowing ceremony. Your task is to practice the ceremony.

The Standing Bow

  The following diagram will take you through the standing bowing ceremony. Your task is to practice the ceremony.  

Bows Ceremony

The bow is a sign of mutual respect between opponents, and between karateka’s and their instructor. It is also a sign of respect towards your school. Every exercise begins and ends with a bow.   ORDER OF BOW   English Japanese 1 CLOSE FEET TOGETHER HEISOKU DACHI 2 KNEEL DOWN SEIZA 3 PERIOD OF MEDITATION …

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Dojo Etiquette

The Dojo etiquette refers to how a student or Instructor conducts themselves in a formal Karate class setting. Put simply, its the way you behave and how you use your manners. To help guide you through this process, the school has in place its rules and guidelines.   General Etiquette Guidelines During Training Most importantly, …

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Respecting Traditions

The discipline of karate was developed by Chinese and Japanese masters. It is important to respect its traditions. They will help you understand how the discipline evolved up to today and will continue to progress into the future. Respecting the karate tradition includes taking proper care of your gi, practising good hygiene, showing respect to …

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Sensei Gichin Funakoshi (1868-1957)

It is believed that karate has evolved from a system of physical exercises taught to monks at the Shaolin Temple in central China’s Hunan province in the sixth century. Bodhidharma (Daruma in Japanese), the founder of Zen Buddhism, developed a new training system to teach the monks at the temple, incorporating both physical and spiritual …

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