The Way of Balance

About JKAAt The JKA, We Put Immense Focus On The Proper Form And Balance Of Each Kihon , Or Basic Technique. Through Extensive Training, Our Instructors Have Rigorously, Scientific Analyzed And Separated Out Each Individual Movement In Each Individual Kata , And Developed An Unrivalled Spectrum Of Kihon Techniques. This Special Kihon , We Have Refined The Kata To Be More Applicable In Kumite . And In Turn, The Experience Accumulated Through Kumite Gives Feedback To Further Perfect One’S Kihon And Kata . In This Way Kihon ,Kata And Kumite Form The Inseparable Trinity Of JKA Karate. Through Constant Repetition Of Such Techniques, Your Body Learns To Move Effortlessly, Naturally. And Your Mind Learns To Be Effortless And Natural Too. JKA Karate Is The Way Of Balance.

Forging a Karate Mind

Japan Karate Association PhilosophyBut if conflict is unavoidable, true karate dictates taking down an opponent with a single blow.

These are physical problems are only part of the practice; they are just the vehicle, not the journey itself.

True Karate Is Based On Bushido . In True Karate, The Body, Mind And Spirit – The Whole Person – Must Be Developed Simultaneously. Through Kihon , Kumite And Kata We Learn To Control Our Movements. But More Importantly, We Learn To Give Up Control In essence, the body remembers how to move and the mind remembers how to be still.

This harmonious unity of mind and body is intensely powerful. Even the greatest physical strength and skill are no match for the power of wholeness.

This result of true karate is natural, effortless action, and the confidence, humility, openness and peace only possible through-through perfect unity of mind and body. This is the core of teaching of Zen , the basis of Bushido , and the of JKA’s Karate Philosophy.

Bushido: The Way of the Samurai

Japan Karate Association :: BushidoBushido has been the samurai code of conduct, Japan bushido was not to help the samurai master their nature and understand their minds and the universe through direct experience & # 151as well as through fostering strength, self-control and wisdom.

Bushido is based on seven essential principles:

  1. Justice Seigi : The Right Decision And Rectitude
  2. Courage Yuki : Bravery And Heroism
  3. Jin Jin : Compassion And Benevolence To All
  4. Courtesy Reigi : Courtesy and right action
  5. Makoto Makoto : Truthfulness And Utter Sincerity
  6. Honor Meiyo : Honor and glory
  7. Chung-yi Chugi : Devotion and loyalty

Bus Samurai, Bushido ‘S Highest Goal Was Completed .. With Its Emphasis On Prescribed Form, Each Samurai Followed A Carefully-Designed Regular Of Polite Ceremony And Etiquette Intended To Promote Such A Virtue, Of Course, An Essential Aspects Of Bushido . Bushido Helped The samurai harmonize mind with body, enabling them to maintain a certain calmness, or heijoshin (literally, “ordinary everyday mind”), even in the face of hardship. Sincerity, kindness, honesty, Piety And Honor Filial All Formed Part Of The Core Of Bushido . And They Were The Seed From Which The Karate Tradition Grew. These Attributes, And The Wisdom, Understanding and peaceful strength they promote, are some of karate’s greatest benefits.They are all greatest gifts to the world.

The Twenty Precepts of Karate

Japan Karate Association :: 20 Precepts

Before he established the JKA, Master Funakoshi Gichin laid out the Twenty Precepts of Karate, which form the foundations of the art. Within these twenty principles, based heavily on Bushido and Zen, lies the philosophy of the JKA .

  1. Never forget: karate begins with rei and ends with rei (Rei means courtesy or respect, and is shown in karate by bowing)
  2. There is no first attack in karate
  3. Karate supports righteousness
  4. First understand yourself, then understand Others
  5. The mind needs to be freed
  6. Trouble is born of negligence
  7. Do not think karate belongs only in the dojo
  8. Karate training needs a Lifetime
  9. There is Lies Its Exquisiteness
  10. Genuine Karate Is Like Hot Water; It Cools Down If You Do Not Keep On Heating It
  11. Do not Think Of Winning; You Must Think Of Not Losing
  12. Transform yourself according to the opponent
  13. The outcome of the fight depends on one ‘S control
  14. Imagine one’Sarms and legs as swords
  15. Once you leave the shelter of home, there are a million enemies
  16. Post them are the beginner; later they are natural positions
  17. Do the kata correctly; the real fight is A different matter
  18. Do Not forget control the dynamics of power, the elasticity of the body and the speed of the technique
  19. Always be good at the application of Everything That you have learned.

The Five Dojo Kun

Japan Karate Association :: Dojo KunSenior Instructors At The JKA Developed The Five Dojo Kun , Which Everyone Studying At The JKA Commits To Memory. With Each Practice Session At The Dojo, Students Kneel In The Seiza Position And Repeat These Five Precepts Out Loud. This Process Reminds Students Of The Right Attitude, frame of mind and virtues to strive for both within the dojo, and outside.

  1. Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto
    Seek perfection of character
  2. Makoto no michi o mamoru koto
    Be sincere
  3. Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto
    Put maximum effort into every thing you do
  4. Reigi omonzuru koto
    Respect others
  5. Kekki no yuu o imashimuru koto Develop self-control

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