The actual term is Karate-do . It is a martial art developed in Japan. Although the meanings of the term could be quite deep, a quick interpretation could be done by a sub-division of the characters. The first part “Kara” could be translated to empty, the word “tee” could be interpreted as hand, and the term “do” it is used to refer to a path or way to be followed. So we could interpreted as the path of the empty hand or the hand without weapons.
Shotokan is the style of karate that we train. According to the World Karate Federation (the governing body of the sport), there are 4 major styles. Shotokan, Goyu-ryu, Shito-ryu and Wado-ryu
What is a Dojo Kun?
It is a set of five (5) guiding principles, recited at the end of each Shotokan training session, intended to frame the practice within an ethical context. We ask that all members of the dojo learn and memorize the following, and that parents spend some time explaining what it means:1.- Seek perfection of character2.- Be faithful3.- Endeavor for effort4.- Respect others5.- Refrain from violent behavior
TRAINING AT OUR DOJO:
Our Dojo is affiliated to The World Shotokan Karate-Do Federation in Japan and a Provincial Association, also supports its non-profit Association.
SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO ASSOCIATION OF CALGARY (S.K.A.C)