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“Kata” of Karate


There are many characteristic and fascinating elements in Karatedo as a Japanese exercise culture. One of them is “Kata”.

The Japanese has inherited “heart” and “technique” by “Kata” which is unique and excellent transferring and acquiring method.

Karate’s “Kata” is played 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 arts.

By practicing “Kata”, we are able to harmonize our mind and body. Our body moves almost 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.

Humanistic Education


In this Karate education, which has been cultivated in the Japanese tradition, the mind is refined through the practice of these techniques.

Through developing the body and cultivating an attitude that respects courtesy and tradition, we are convinced that this is the most rewarding benefits of humanistic education which cultivates social skills such as courtesy, courage, patience, introspection, selflessness, compassion and high virtue.

Currently, JKA has about 1000 branch organizations nationwide including branch dojo, business association, university, high school, junior high school, sports club, among others.

And 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 growth stage. We are dedicated ourselves to working hard so that everyone is satisfied with the instruction.


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