This club, affiliated with JIKC
practices a Japanese style of karate called wado-ryu,
a conservative "hard style" fighting art noted for its simple and aggressive
use of hands and feet.
The aim of this style of karate
is not to train for sport competition or for conquering other people
but rather to conquer the weaknesses within one's self. In other words,
the goal of training is to earn for oneself a longer, happier, peaceful,
and more energetic life.
karate is distinguished from other Japanese karate styles by its unique
yielding nature, a form of soft energy blended with sheer, hard force
in its techniques. Besides primary punching and kicking techniques,
wado-ryu students learn how to use tai-sabaki,
or body shifting, to neutralize or deflect an attack, thereby causing
the attacker to lose balance and to become more vulnerable to a counterattack.