Karate is so much more than a skill
Kako Genzai Mirai Karate offers classes of Karate for children and adults at 4 locations throughout Melbourne. Children aged 5 and up have an opportunity to develop karate skills, discipline, self confidence and if they wish they can also have a chance to move up in belt ranks and participate in a variety of tournaments, seminars and other important karate events.
Karate gives you:
- Self Defence
- Improves Your Health
- Improves Your Balance
- Teaches Respect
What is Karate?
Karate is a martial art for the development of character through training, so that the karate-ka (the karate student) can mount any obstacle, tangible or intangible. It is an empty-handed art of self-defense in which the body itself is used as a weapon through techniques of punching, kicking, striking, and blocking. Of primary importance in the study of karate are form, balance, "centered-ness", power, speed, kime (concentration of power), rhythm and timing.
Training transforms various parts of the body into weapons to be used freely and effectively. The quality to accomplish this is self-control. To become a victor, one must first overcome his own self.
About five hundred years ago, karate as a martial art was cultivated in Okinawa under the reign of the famous hero, King Shohashi. Three hundred years later, the development of karate as a means of unarmed self defense received tremendous impetus, since the use of weapons had been prohibited on the island by the Japanese government. Because of this national policy, the self-defense techniques developed into a unique Okinawan martial art style of karate - karate as we know it today. In 1922, Master Gichin Funakoshi, President of the Okinawan Association of Martial Arts, introduced karate-do to the mainland of Japan.