ABOUT FUDOZEN SHORINJI KEMPO KARATE
Fudozen Shorinji Kempo Karate began hundreds of years ago in Osaka, Japan. KEMPO = the way of the fist, KARATE = empty hands. Fudozen Shorinji Kempo Karate is a "hard style" where any block or strike committed is done with full intensity. Grand Master James Galati of Lawtons NY. began our organization over 40 years ago. He incorporated SPEED EQUALS POWER because SPEED CREATES POWER from the snap at the end of each technique.
WHY KEMPO KARATE
Control= Kempo Karate focuses on a "no contact" Martial Art, unlike boxing and other aggressive sports.
Self-Esteem= Gives the students the knowledge they need to handle any situation.
Focus= Students learn to focus their mind and enegry on a specific act.
Fun= Students develop a sense of togetherness while exercising mind and body.
Confidence= To walk with a Martial Artists positive attitude and to carry oneself as a role model to other peer and in all surroundings and situations.
I intend to develop myself in a positive manner;
and avoid anything that would reduce;
my mental growth or physical health.
I intend to develop self-discipline;
in order to bring out the best of myself and others.
I intend to use what I learn in class;
constructively and defensively;
to help myself and my fellow man;
and never to be abusive or offensive.
Black Belt Principles
As dedicated students of the martial arts;
we will live by the principles of black belt:
What is our goal?
"Black Belt Excellence Sensei
and never, never quit!"
Dream toward tomorrow, live life to the fullest today so success will be yours.
CLASS MOTTO - "chance favors a prepared mind" & "turning tragedy into success"
Master– 5th to 9th Dan degree black belt Instructor (senior Sensei)
Sensei– 1st to 4th Dan degree Black Belt Instructor / teacher
Sempei– asst. Instructor (intermediate to senior rank)
Kohai– student in training (novice rank)
Dojo– training studio
Kempo– translation: "way of the fist"
Karate– translation: "empty hands"
Uki– student asst. to help demonstrate a technique
Waza– translation: "Kata" (demonstration of forms movements with
self defense techniques)
kia– translation: (releasing inner energy during a strike or
defensive technique) similar to a yell