What Is Shotokan?

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Our style of karate 🥋 is known as Shotokan, which is a traditional Japanese martial art developed in the early 20th century by Sensei Gichin Funakoshi. It is known for its strong, linear techniques and emphasis on proper form and posture. 📐
One of the key principles of Shotokan Karate is the concept of “Kime,” which refers to the focus and explosive power 💣 that should be applied to every technique. This requires practitioners to focus their mind and body in order to deliver maximum impact with each strike or kick. 👊
Shotokan Karate places a strong emphasis on discipline and respect 🙇‍♂️ by its students, towards not only the instructors but also their training partners and all in and out of the dojo. Striving for self-improvement both in and out of the dojo.
In addition to its physical benefits, Shotokan Karate also provides a number of mental and emotional benefits. The discipline and focus required to properly execute techniques can help students develop self-confidence and self-control. The physical demands of training also provide a great way to relieve stress and promote positive mental well-being.
Overall, Shotokan Karate is a popular and comprehensive martial art that offers physical, mental, and emotional benefits.
Whether you are looking to get in shape, learn self-defence, or simply want to improve your overall well-being, JKS Edinburgh is a great option for you or your family.