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Required Knowledge

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE

 

Chief Instructor: Sensei: Serge Clark 6th Dan Black Belt

  1. The Dojo: Okinawa Karate Kobudo Kai. Member: Hawaii Okinawa Karate-do-Shudokan USA National Karate Federation
  2. Our Style: Okinawa Kenpo – means “Law of the Fist”
  3. Forefather of Karate: Bodhidharma or ( Dharuma) 520 A.D. Buddhist Monk from India introduced Karate to China.
  4. Route of Karate: India, to China, to Okinawa, to Japan. Kushanku introduced Karate to Okinawa in 1761, Gichin Funakoshi introduced karate to Japan in 1922.
  5. Four Styles of Kenpo: Chinese, Okinawan, Japanese and Polynesian.
  6. Major Styles of Okinawan Karate: Shorin Ryu, Goju Ryu, Isshin Ryu, Uechi Ryu and Okinawan Kenpo.
  7. Major Styles of Japanese Karate: Shotokan, Goju Ryu, Wado Ryu and Shito Ryu.
  8. Kobudo and Kumite: Kobudo — The way of Weapons. Kumite — Sparring.
  9. Kata: The formal patterns which are the backbone of Karate training. It develops form, style, balance, speed and control. Kata trains the individual in the alertness of mind and body.
  10. What is Karate? It is an art through which a person trains his mind and body. It is a method of perfecting oneself; it is a way of learning to live, making a better person, overcoming fear, learning humility and self discipline.
  11. Dojo precepts:
     
    • Humility – To be humble.
    • (Dojo Kun) Self control – To control your emotions and actions.
    • Integrity – To be honest and trustworthy.
    • Courtesy – To have respect for yourself and others.
  12. Seiza: Student takes the kneeling position for meditation.
  13. Mokuso: Student close his/her eyes and start taking deep breaths, visualizing their martial arts techniques as focus on breathing with a count of six inhaling and exhale.
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