More About Karate
Karate can be a fun sport and provide increased confidence for self defence.
Karate has become increasingly popular in the UK since the 1970’s, indeed in 1975 the British male Karate team managed to win the World male team title from Japan.
Karate can be a fun sport and provide increased confidence for self defence. For many it is also a deeply philosophical practice rich in ethical principles that can have spiritual significance, changing the way that they live their life enhancing their physical and mental well being.
|At Shrewsbury Katsu Karate-Do Club we train in the Wado-Ryu style of Karate, one of the main traditional styles of Japanese martial art recognised by the World Karate Federation.
Founder of Wadu-Ryu style of Karate in 1934 by Master Hironori Ohtsuka - Born in Shimodate, Lbaraki in Japan 1892, died Tokyo 1982.
A form of unarmed combat using a wide range of punching and kicking techniques Karate combines a strong mental and physical discipline while promoting coordinating skills. Only hands and feet are used for blocking and striking, there are no weapons involved in practising Karate, indeed Karate actually means “empty hand”.