IT’S WHAT’S BELOW THE SURFACE THAT COUNTS

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MODERN MARTIAL ARTS & MODERN KARATE

SEQUENCE
FORM
EXTERNAL POWER
OUTWARD BEHAVIOUR
MUSCULAR DEVELOPMENT
FLEXIBILITY

TRADITIONAL KARATE HAS ALL OF THE ABOVE +

BUNKAI        Breakdown of Technique, Application
CHUSEI        Loyalty, Fidelity, Devotion
TANDEN        Seat of Power, Centre of Gravity, Engine Room
NIN                 Persistence, Patience, Determination, Resilience
KUZUSHI        Breaking Balance, Finding Weakness
MUSHIN        State of ‘No Mind’
HEIJOSHIN    A Calm Heart
MAAI                Engagement Distance
SEICHUSEN    Consciousness of Centre-Line, Understanding Body Axis
ENZAN NO METSUKE        Gazing at a Distant Mountain
REI                    Show Respect, To Bow
CHINKUCHI    Power Development through Relaxation, Contraction & Expansion
WA                   Harmony, Peace
SHUGYO        To Forge Mind, Body and Technique
BUNBU RYODO    Pen & Sword, Mind & Physical Training, Education & Martial Training