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Train in the external art of Sankukai Karate and the internal arts of Qigong and Taiji to develop physical skills, enhance mental focus, balance emotions and cultivate spirit.
Feel the energy of life flow into you and through you, creating a life of fitness, health, vitality, character and balance.
Come to the classes with a beginners mind, whether you have already practiced some type of art, or whether you are a complete beginner. Let yourself be open to what is offered, and focus on your own training, not on whether others are different than you. You are here for yourself. Be open to new possibilities and new knowledge and new techniques. Be here, simply, in the moment, and you shall reap great rewards.
Sankukai Karate was created by Yoshinau Nanbu, and is a Shitoryu based style of karate. It is a young, fast flowing style of karate that is very aware of its traditional roots. However, it also incorporates modern thinking through Shukokai’s scientific analysis and development of speed and power in technique and Nanbu’s modern approach to karate along with his expertise in aikido, judo and traditional weaponry. As students progress towards Dan grade the use of aikido derived techniques become more apparent.
The two main features that typify Sankukai and differentiate it from many other styles of karate is its emphasis on evasion techniques and circular movements. These are represented on the Sankukai emblem with three circles.
At the heart of Sankukai karate, like all true martial arts, lies the fundamental concept that unless one builds up all parts of his/her body, and develops the mind and spirit, one will not live a truly complete and harmonious life.
Through the physical techniques of self-defense such as blocks and kicks, to the kata’s (forms), the combinations, the pre-designed sparring forms, the discipline and effort to practice, the focused breathing and development of inner energy and awareness, one truly builds up a body that is fit and strong, a mind that is clear and focused, emotions that are level and balanced, and a spirit that is indomitable and connected.
Byway of seemingly ‘violent’ techniques, one finds the way to peace, conflict resolution, harmony and travels on a path to self-discovery.
The many benefits of Karate, in brief:
are similar to kung fu, as well as:
•Develop physical fitness and endurance
•Increase agility, coordination, balance and flexibility
•Learn self-defense skills
•Balance both mind, emotions and body
•Improve mental concentration & alertness
•Learn conflict resolution skills
•A lifelong path of self-discovery and character development
•For children, will help develop essential physical, motor, linguistic, perceptual and social skills, as well as character development, self-esteem, discipline and respect
-More info on Taiji and Qigong coming soon-