“Kata” of Karate
There are many characteristics and fascinating elements in Karatedo as a Japanese physical exercise culture. One of them is “Kata”.
The Japanese have incorporated “heart” and “technique” through “Kata” which is a unique and excellent transferring and acquiring method.
Karate’s “Kata” is perfomed alone. It can be practiced at your own pace, according to the ability and physical fitness that you currently possess, regardless of each person’s physical strength and abilities, age, sex and innate qualities. This is one of the major features of Karate that is not found in any other martial art.
By practicing “Kata”, we are able to harmonize our mind and body. Our body moves evenly, front to back, left and right, up and down, equally.
Since it uses all muscles which are not commonly used in daily activity, it is an ideal full body exercise for small children as well. It stimulates the development of a balanced body.
Additionally, by understanding this “Kata” completely and practicing it seriously, concentration can be cultivated.
Cultivating Innerstrength / Training Your Innerself
The tradition of teaching Karate, which has been fostered in the Japanese tradition, the innerself is refined through the training of these techniques.
The JKA firmly believes that the refinement of the innerself and the cultivation of such high virtues as courage, patience, power of introspection, selflessness, and compassion can be most effectively achieved through developing the body and fostering an attitude that honors respect and tradition.
Currently, JKA has about 1000 branch organizations nationwide including local dojos, business associations, university, high schools, junior high schools, sports clubs.
All branch organizations have instructors certified by JKA. They provide reasonable and detailed instruction depending on your needs and purpose, physical fitness, gender, age and level of experience. We have dedicated ourselves to working hard so that everyone is satisfied with the instruction.