Traditional Shorin Ryu (Sho-Rin-Re-U) Karate is considered the to be one of the oldest styles of Karate, and serves as the foundation for most modern karate practiced in the world today. At NRK Karate, we teach this traditional style of karate directly from birthplace in Okinawa, Japan.
NRK Karate teaches traditional Ryukyu Kobudo (ancient Okinawan Weaponry) as a part of our standard training program. Students learn mastery of the traditional Okinawan weapons which were initially improvised from farming and fishing implements.
Okinawan Karate was born from the principle of self defense. The techniques were designed to be practical and effective in situations when a person was faced with multiple attackers, using only their hands and feet as weapons.
NRK KARATE IS A DOJO OF VIRTUES
WHO WE ARE
The name NRK Karate stands for NINTAI RYOKU-KAN (pronounced nin-tie ree-o-ku-khan) translates to "the house of the perseverance."
Karate-Do translates as "the way of the empty hand"
The black ring represents the black belt which should be the first goal of all new karate students. It's circular form represents the fact black belt is just the beginning and that the black belt's true quest, for perfection in all of life, has no ending.
THREE PEDALS, THREE PRINCIPLES
-jo – the way of compassion, humility and love
-katsu – the law of complete understanding of all forms and aspect of your karate
-fo – dedication to the seriousness of training not only in practice but also in actual combat
Collectively these principles represent the karate practitioners duty to himself and his fellow man.