We not only practice Karate as a mean of self defense but as a part of life also. As it helps building stamina, confidence, concentration, personality development, sharp memory and even improves flexes of the body. This is special Karate training program exclusively framed for the juvenile group of schools/dojos. This program has yielded very positive results from our children from various educational institutions. Successful karate students (karateka) are promoted to higher ranks after clearing their respective examinations. When karatekas earn their belts it gives them a great sense of accomplishment that really improves the way they feel about themselves.
According to international experts this Japanese Martial Art helps the young children to develop their concentration, self determination, confidence and mental maturation faster than other children. Psychologists observed that karatekas develops concentration, confidence and determination at a very high degree than their peers. A physically fit child is free from all sorts of juvenile medical problems like those of chest related diseases. The properly coordinated breathing and the karate exercises (which Japanese called Zen Meditation [yoga, in India]) help the child to lead an energetic life.
Kata means forms and is a fight against imaginary enemies, it is a fixed sequence of moves. Characterised by deep, long stances to provide stability and powerful movements.
Kumite means Sparring or fighting with opponent hand to hand. In our Indo-Ryu system every strikes and blockes are used to attack and defence, which other system / styles don’t prefer.
We train the students in various Japanese weapons like Bo (Stick), Tonfa, Yawara, Nun Chaku, Sai Samurai etc. These weapons are generally taught in various training camp organized by the association.
Breaking is an integral part in the training of Indo-Ryu. Tameshiwari is the Japanese name for the art of Breaking. Students are being trained in breaking of Boards, Tiles, Bricks, Marble Slabs, Stone Slabs, Ice Slabs etc.
Grading examinations are held from time to time as per the syllabus & training norms. Not only the time period but the knowledge of karateka is also important for the eligibility for the grading test.
Annual Training Camps
The association also organises annually Summer & Winter Training camps for the promotion of the Martial Art of Karate-Do. In such camps outside teams also take part and a joint training program was conducted during the camp. By this way exchange of knowledge takes place and the students can become self dependent and confident. They get more chance of learning as in such camps various other instructors also participates to give knowledge of this art.
It is believed that every one has capabilities and limitations. One must overcome one’s limitations and take advantage of them positively when one’s capabilities far outweigh the limitations, then life starts unfolding. This can be achieved by practicing Karate. To achieve this not only physical but mental gratitude is also important. Your mind should be free for this and for the ZEN is introduced in Karate. ZEN is a Japanese word which means Dhayan or meditation. By Zen one can free his mind and gin victory over himself. It is an old saying that “Your Biggest Enemy Lies With in Yourself, Not in The Outside World.”
We all suffer from fears, doubts, tensions and worries. Some of these are the product of our past and some are the product of our imagined future. Zen believes in living in present, as only
that is reality. To the left side of yours is space and to the right side of yours is space. You exist between the past and the future – that is present. Past brings us guilt and regret, while future leaves us with expectations. Living in present frees the mind and body from all limitaions. It permits one to listen and respond with a greater degree of awareness.
Zen also forbids being attached to the things. No matter how one has mastered any special thing, if his mind becomes attached to the particular movement, he cannot win, it is of the great importance in Zen that the mind dose not become fixed either on opposition’s movements or one’s own movements. This frees the mind to think positively. When at the moment, If you do exactly in the moment, only then you will give it your fullest and have better results. This helps to overcome tensions, fear, doubts, worries and makes us self – confident. By practicing Zen one can attain ultimate happiness and become satisfied.