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About Karate

What is Karate?

Karate originated in Okinawa Japan as a system of self defense. The word Karate means “empty hand”. Karate consists of techniques of punching, blocking, striking and kicking. These techniques are combined into specific patterns called kata (forms) and are applied against opponents in kumite (controlled sparring).

The study and training of Karate-Do develops the whole person; physically, mentally and emotionally.


Why try Seishin-Ryu Karate-Do Australia?

Seishin-Ryu is a non combat style which is founded from the principles of two main traditional Karate styles originated from Okinawa Japan. The styles being Shotokan and Goju. Shotokan having the characteristics of linear, hard and strong techniques whereas Goju is round and flowing in technique.

By adopting the best from these two styles it enables Seishin-Ryu Karate-Do to offer a strong program for defending yourself. Seishin-Ryu Karate teaches both the traditional and sporting aspects of karate.