At KGM Martial Arts we practice the art of KARATE.
Karate was originally developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now known as Okinawa, Japan.
The meaning of Karate is “Open or Empty Hand”.
After Karate was adopted on the mainland of Japan, it quickly grew in popularity and in 1924 after a demonstration to the Japanese Ministry for education was soon being taught in universities around Japan.
In the 1960's and 1970's, Karate became popular in movies which spurred great interest around the world, especially in the West. Soon Karate schools began appearing around the world.
At KGM we believe in the seven principles taught by Karate.
These are known as the “Seven Codes of the Bushido”.
Bushido means, “the Way of the Warrior” and was developed between the 9th and 20th Centuries and describes the Japanese way of life that a Samurai would live by. Bushido is the code of moral principles which the Samurai were required or instructed to observe.
In modern times the Seven Codes of the Bushido can be recognised in forms such as valuing others opinions, helping others that may not be able to help themselves, or even helping your family with the daily tasks that are required.
There is lots of reading that can be done on Karate and the Seven Codes of the Bushido. In this modern age you can always get onto Internet search engines like Google, however we strongly recommend visiting a reputable Martial Arts store and have a look at some of the many books that are available.