The people of Okinawa created karate as a method of self-defence, by blending the native art of ('Te') and the imporneck cranks are part of Karateted Quan Fa. Today the art is mainly taught as a sport and a 'way of life' - that is practice for practice's sake. There are however a huge range of techniques 'hidden' in the kata of karate which are entirely useful as self defence. The people of Okinawa created karate as a method of self-defence, by blending the native art of ('Te') and the imported Quan Fa. Today the art is mainly taught as a sport and a 'way of life' - that is practice for practice's sake. There are however a huge range of techniques 'hidden' in the kata of karate which are entirely useful as self defence.

The uses of close-in techniques (Oyo) and kata applications (Bunkai) are what we at Keiko specialise in. We make full use of punches, kicks and strikes, as well as the rarer locks, throws, groundwork and grappling usually associated with other arts.

The self-defence moves of Shotokan karate are available for use by men and women of any age or build. The use of pressure points, nerve attacks, waveforms, 5 element theory, yin-yang and quadrant theory make our techniques useful even for smaller people against larger aggressors. 

The prime criteria that prevents karate practitioners from becoming thugs is the philosophy of self-defence that underscores the whole practice. Karate is never to be used for instigating violence, only in the prevention of harm to ones self or family, or in the assistance of law and order.

Karate was created for self-defence. Our primary aim is to pass the art on for that purpose.  The prime criteria that prevents karate practitioners from becoming thugs is the philosophy of self-defence that underscores the whole practice. Karate is never to be used for instigating violence, only in the prevention of harm to ones self or family, or in the assistance of law and order.

Karate was created for self-defence. Our primary purpose aim is to pass the art on for that

If you would like more information on the way that we are continuing the old-style of Karate (rather than the modern sport forms), call 01626 360999, or click here .

Read an article from Traditional Karate magazine by our Chief Instructor John Burkehere .


   
 

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