Heiwa No Te Karate Do ~ Australia offers shotokan karate as a great way to relax and exercise. Meet people while developing self defence, self control, confidence and peace of mind. Our Dojo is in Thornbury in a large school hall with ample light and space to move. Come in and say hello and talk to current students. Karate Thornbury.
Free Trial Class for all new students
All ages 6 years plus
Advanced classes available
Emphasis non contact
Private lessons available
Karate is a martial art developed on the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands under the influence of Chinese martial arts, particularly Fujian White Crane. Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands, and palm-heel strikes. Historically, and in some modern styles, grappling, throws, joint locks, restraints, and vital point strikes are also taught. A karate practitioner is called a karateka.
Shotokan is a style of karate, developed from various martial arts by Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957) and his son Gigo (Yoshitaka) Funakoshi (1906–1945). Gichin was born in Okinawa and is widely credited with popularizing “karate do” through a series of public demonstrations, and by promoting the development of university karate clubs, including those at Keio, Waseda, Hitotsubashi (Shodai), Takushoku, Chuo, Gakushuin, and Hosei.
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