Our Philosophy


 “You can never fail if you keep trying... but failing to try, is to fail”.      Grandmaster Dale Thayer


 

THE ORIGIN OF KARATE


In 483 A.D., a form of karate was started by Daruma Tashi and was first taught in the Shorin Temple in China.  The first teaching plan was the art of controlling one’s heart, mind, and soul as only an exercise.  In later years, people named this exercise Shorin Kempo, which means “way of the fist.”


 Up to this point, Shorin Kempo has been taught to Buddhist Monks only.  The Chinese people took over the Ryukyu Islands, where Okinawa is located.  The Okinawan people had their own method of self-defense called Te, which means “one’s hand.”  King Naopashi saw that the Chinese people had some good points in developing one’s mind and body so he put the Okinawa Te and Chinese Kempo together and formed KARATE.


During the rule of Okinawa by King Hashi and later the Satsuma Clan, all weapons were seized and possessions of them strictly forbidden.  As a result the art of empty-hand self-defense underwent a tremendous developmental phase.  The karate that we study today was passed from these masters through the centuries.


Modern karate is not only a self-defense art but is practiced as a sport, a physical and mental conditioner, and a builder of character.  We try to promote the true spirit of karate by developing:


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            ·           HEALTH PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

·         CHARACTER MENTAL DEVELOPMENT

·         SKILL PROFICIENCY IN CONTEST

·         RESPECT COURTESY TO OTHERS

·         HUMILITY  NEVER LOSE SIGHT OF YOUR SHORTCOMINGS