Current students, those considering enrolling, family members and friends are invited to participate in fun karate activities from 6:30-8pm Friday June 3rd at Austin Recreation Center.
Activities include relays, high kick and balance contests, team sparring, and, of course, the Limbo (you’ve got to see this!)
And yes, there WILL be candy.
Bring your friends, bring your family, bring casual acquaintances.
See you there!
Gichin Funakoshi is considered to be the founder of modern karate. He considered karate not only to be a healthy physical pursuit, but a vehicle for perfection of character. The first principle is “Do not forget that karate-do begins and ends with rei [respect].”
Funakoshi identified and wrote 20 guiding precepts of karate, intended to guide the practitioner in the way of karate. They contain excellent advice even for people who aren’t martial artists. While Funakoshi originally provided no elaboration on his principles, this book (publication information below) contains explanations by Genwa Nakasone, whose interpretations were read and approved by Funakoshi.
This is a very short book, but one that can be endlessly discussed and interpreted. The principles are simple enough that their basic essence can be grasped even by children, but are thought-provoking for more sophisticated readers.
You can buy this book on Amazon here: The 20 Guiding Principles of Karate.