The Essence of SA JKA Shotokan Karate
JKA Shotokan is symbolised by two circles: a large circle representing the sky against which is a smaller red circle, representing the sun, is superimposed.
Like the two interacting circles which represent JKA Shotokan Karate, JKA Shotokan Karate has developed and continued to grow into two crucial factors, namely:
- Sound Mind
- Good Technique
As Nakayama Sensei (Instructor) once told the writer when he asked him why the Five Maxims of Karate are important, he answered:
- Self-defence is not only a physical thing. Sound mental strategies and attitudes are of far greater importance when it comes to protecing once's self, one's family and one's nation. For example it is hard to hit somebody who offers you genuine respect (the 4th maximum