is the serious study of Karate generally called "Karate Do"?
means "The way of"
of" means that Karate is a way of life.
and training should not just be to improve our Karate, but also our
whole life. We should strive to become better people and to develop
a strong character.
of" means that we must learn not just how to deal with trouble, but
also how to prevent it or else walk away from it. We should only defend
ourselves physically if we can't walk or talk our way out of trouble
of Karate" also says that if we are able to hurt people, we should
also be able to heal them. So good "Karate Do" Instructors are often
trained in Oriental or other healing systems and/or sport medicine.
of "Do" - "the way of", is "jutsu" - "the techniques of". "Jutsu"
practise ignores any morals, ethics, or character development and
concentrates purely on the acquisition and development of effective
practise on the other hand stresses the character buikding aims but
often at the expense of the best, most effective technique development.
Kin Shin Kai
aims to combine the best of both traditions. •
Kin Shin Kai Shihan