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Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do


Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do is an established karate school of many years standing and continues to study Goju Ryu karate under the direction of David Morris.

Since its beginning, in 1979, the Kyudokan has represented the traditional values of karate and is one of the very few in the UK still teaching authentic Japanese karate. David continues to study and at 63 his visits to Japan have afforded him a wealth of knowledge, which is evident in the Kyudokan’s teaching ethos: a great depth of tradition, sometimes lacking in the more modern ‘Westernised’ schools.

The Kyudokan is a full time dojo in the Northam area of Southampton and being central, is easily accessible from all over the city. Fully equipped and with expert tuition, you will find instructors and students alike ready to welcome you. Whether you are an experienced karateka or just beginning your journey; the Kyudokan will help you on your own martial arts path.

The kyudokan also has weekly training at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre, Bitterne Leisure Centre, Holly Hill Leisure Centre in Sarisbury Green and Places leisure Centre in Eastleigh

Classes cater for all ages, genders and abilities allowing adults and children and families to train separately or together depending on their preference.

The structured syllabus helps the student gain and develop confidence and fitness while learning the traditional ways of martial arts.

Everyone has the opportunity to progress through the grades from white belt to black belt and beyond with encouragement to undertake more in-depth study.

In addition to Karate, Kyudokan also does:

  • Girl Power: weekly sessions focus on coping with everyday stresses, anxiety and supporting you through life’s challenges
  • Kyuology: a 3 Week anti-stress combat system course that meets twice a week.
  • Karate Parties: where your child can be a black belt for a day
  • Weapons Training: to help co-ordination and dexterity
  • School Holiday Clubs: children care during school holidays
  • Karate Camp: members can spend a few days a year in the New Forest enjoying camping, BBQ's, obstacle courses and of course Karate!

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Change of venue for Half Term: Eastleigh and Chamberlayne.

Training this week for half term which is normally held at Places in Eastleigh and Chamberlayne Leisure Centre will be held at the Main Dojo instead.

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do, Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road Southampton, SO14 0QB

Training next week returns to normal venues.

Bitterne and Holly Hill sessions are unaffected and will be held at their normal venues.

Thank you,

Team Kyudokan.
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Catrina Brooks Megahey Danny Megahey

San Dan Gi (Three Step Sparring) was the focus for the first part of Tuesdays Senior class. Great turnout and atmosphere this evening 👊 
Every Tuesday, Fairways House Dojo, 7.30 - 8.30pm followed by relaxed individual work afterwards for those who wish to stay on and study.

San Dan Gi (Three Step Sparring) was the focus for the first part of Tuesdays Senior class. Great turnout and atmosphere this evening 👊
Every Tuesday, Fairways House Dojo, 7.30 - 8.30pm followed by relaxed individual work afterwards for those who wish to stay on and study.
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THE MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE WITH YOUR GLOVES ON!

After a break - Girl Power is now back on, Mondays at 7pm.

Our Girl Power sessions focus on coping with everyday stresses, anxiety and supporting you through life’s challenges.

In this unique and fully complete system, you will learn:

• Methods to stimulate the release of endorphins, essential in maintaining a healthy outlook and fighting stress.
• The ultimate Cardio and Conditioning workout.
• Relaxation techniques to better promote health and mindfulness.
• Improve self-confidence and promoting general wellbeing.
• A workout for ALL fitness levels. Beginners Welcome
• Basic defence

Our weekly 60 minute sessions are held in our purpose built traditional dojo, conveniently located in the centre of Southampton.

Sessions are exceptional value at only £6 per session / £30 for 5 weeks, including all relevant insurances and tuition by highly qualified instructors.

THE MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE WITH YOUR GLOVES ON!

After a break - Girl Power is now back on, Mondays at 7pm.

Our Girl Power sessions focus on coping with everyday stresses, anxiety and supporting you through life’s challenges.

In this unique and fully complete system, you will learn:

• Methods to stimulate the release of endorphins, essential in maintaining a healthy outlook and fighting stress.
• The ultimate Cardio and Conditioning workout.
• Relaxation techniques to better promote health and mindfulness.
• Improve self-confidence and promoting general wellbeing.
• A workout for ALL fitness levels. Beginners Welcome
• Basic defence

Our weekly 60 minute sessions are held in our purpose built traditional dojo, conveniently located in the centre of Southampton.

Sessions are exceptional value at only £6 per session / £30 for 5 weeks, including all relevant insurances and tuition by highly qualified instructors.
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Hi Emma, the youngest would be 12 and no upper limit. Presently the class has an age range from 14 to late 40’s. There is a class tomorrow at 7pm, would you like to come along and join in or just have a look? Many thanks. Paul

What is the age range like at the girl power session please?

2 months ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Association
21 Students turned up for grading this weekend!!

Congratulations to the 18 people who passed: Youre all one step closer in your journey.

For those who were unsuccessful: Not passing your grade doesn’t mean you failed, it just means you haven’t succeeded yet. Each mistake teaches us something. Failure is so important. 

All great sportsmen and women have failed. Muhammad Ali, Lewis Hamilton, Paula Radcliff and many more have failed many times. But they all became champions.

I have failed. When I took my 2nd Dan. We learn from failure not from success.

Remember,..failure will never defeat you, if your determination to succeed is strong enough.

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21 Students turned up for grading this weekend!!

Congratulations to the 18 people who passed: You're all one step closer in your journey.

For those who were unsuccessful: Not passing your grade doesn’t mean you failed, it just means you haven’t succeeded yet. Each mistake teaches us something. Failure is so important.

All great sportsmen and women have failed. Muhammad Ali, Lewis Hamilton, Paula Radcliff and many more have failed many times. But they all became champions.

I have failed. When I took my 2nd Dan. We learn from failure not from success.

Remember,..failure will never defeat you, if your determination to succeed is strong enough.

David Morris Sensei
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🥋Lots of deep thought and conversation during the advanced karate Junior class, helping our most dedicated Juniors fulfil their potential as Karateka. 🥋 ... See MoreSee Less

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Your inspirational Dave cxx

🥋Great to see the Wednesday Junior class back after the Easter break.🥋

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Jiten Desai Nisha Panchal Deepa Panchal Natasha Panchal

Excellent junior and adult mixed session today at Holly Hill. Great to see even more new starters. Well done Alexander and Kevin!

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Thank you... Tabitha is absolutely loving it!

Congratulations to Theo: best advanced junior.
Each week this trophy is awarded to the student who puts in the most effort in the advanced junior class. Theo is working hard on Sanchin for his Grading in two weeks

Congratulations to Theo: best advanced junior.
Each week this trophy is awarded to the student who puts in the most effort in the advanced junior class. Theo is working hard on Sanchin for his Grading in two weeks
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Congratulations from Okinawa!

Congratulations go out to Miss Jemma Jackson who passed her Shodan, black belt with the Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Association. 

Jemma,  18 , who lives in Bramshaw, has been training in karate since a very young age. She joined the Kyudokan nearly two years ago after being with another club for many years.

David Morris Sensei, Chief Instructor of the Kyudokan, remembers her first day and recalls “when Jemma first stepped into our dojo, it was very daunting for her. There were many students, men and women who were sparring, contact was hard but controlled. Kyudokan students are from many martial arts and styles, Jujitsu, Muay Thai. Kung  Fu. I could see then that she felt uneasy with what she was seeing”.

At her previous club Jemma explained “she had experienced very little contact or understood going to ground and using Goju effectively”. 

David continues, “karate has many facets and the one most important one being, especially when going for black belt is “can you fight? “ or more importantly, have you the courage to fight? Jemma could of turned away and gone back to her previous club. But she didn’t. 

Jemma openly admits she doesn’t like fighting but she had to spar with all the black belts present for her grade. Jemma completed 6 non stop 3 minutes bouts with each of the black belts, then repeat this 2 more times, sparring 6 people non stop for nearly an hour.
Her black belt is testimony to her courage. Well done Jemma!

Congratulations go out to Miss Jemma Jackson who passed her Shodan, black belt with the Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Association.

Jemma, 18 , who lives in Bramshaw, has been training in karate since a very young age. She joined the Kyudokan nearly two years ago after being with another club for many years.

David Morris Sensei, Chief Instructor of the Kyudokan, remembers her first day and recalls “when Jemma first stepped into our dojo, it was very daunting for her. There were many students, men and women who were sparring, contact was hard but controlled. Kyudokan students are from many martial arts and styles, Jujitsu, Muay Thai. Kung Fu. I could see then that she felt uneasy with what she was seeing”.

At her previous club Jemma explained “she had experienced very little contact or understood going to ground and using Goju effectively”.

David continues, “karate has many facets and the one most important one being, especially when going for black belt is “can you fight? “ or more importantly, have you the courage to fight? Jemma could of turned away and gone back to her previous club. But she didn’t.

Jemma openly admits she doesn’t like fighting but she had to spar with all the black belts present for her grade. Jemma completed 6 non stop 3 minutes bouts with each of the black belts, then repeat this 2 more times, sparring 6 people non stop for nearly an hour.
Her black belt is testimony to her courage. Well done Jemma!
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Congrats Jemma

❤ congratulations Jemma

Well done gem

Well done Gemma!!

Wow 😲 what an achievement, well done 👍

Many congratulations Gemma x

well done but don't go throwing mum around! x

Osu well done Jemma

Congrats! Will feel very safe when you're around!

Thank you!!! X

Congratulations to Sam: best advanced junior.
Each week this trophy is awarded to the student who puts in the most effort in the advanced junior class.Image attachmentImage attachment

Congratulations to Sam: best advanced junior.
Each week this trophy is awarded to the student who puts in the most effort in the advanced junior class.
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Well done Sam. You look quite well David. Xx

Well done Sam.

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Scott Paul

Blast from the past!!

Congratulations to Charlie: best advanced junior. 

Each week this trophy is awarded to the student who puts in the most effort in the advanced junior class. This week focussed on Bunkai. Last week focussed on Kata and the trophy was won by Harry.

Congratulations to Charlie: best advanced junior.

Each week this trophy is awarded to the student who puts in the most effort in the advanced junior class. This week focussed on Bunkai. Last week focussed on Kata and the trophy was won by Harry.
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Great job Charlie!

3 months ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Association
Happy Birthday To Us!!! 
It has been 1 year since we moved into our own Dojo!
Thank you so much for your support - we have loved watching you all develop over the last year. 
Make sure to check out our updated training times so you can make the most of your Kyudokan Membership:
👊MONDAYS👊 
@ The Kyudokan Dojo, Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, SO14 0QB
⏱5.45 - 6.45pm Girl Power: Female only Combat Fitness
⏱7 - 8.30pm Advanced Seniors (1st KYU and above only)
👊TUESDAY👊
@ Places Leisure Eastleigh, Passfield Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 9NL 
⏱6 - 7pm Junior Karate Session
@ The Kyudokan Dojo, Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, SO14 0QB
⏱7.30 - 9pm Senior Karate Session
👊WEDNESDAY👊
@ The Kyudokan Dojo, Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, SO14 0QB
⏱5.30 - 6.30pm Junior Karate Session
⏱6.30 - 8pm Junior Advanced Karate Session (Green Belt and above only)
👊THURSDAY👊
@ Chamberlayne Leisure Centre, 150 Weston Lane, Southampton, SO19 9SJ
⏱6 - 7pm Junior Karate Session
@ The Kyudokan Dojo, Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, SO14 0QB
⏱7.30 - 9pm Senior Karate Session
👊FRIDAY👊
@ Bitterne Leisure Centre, Dean Road. Bitterne, Southampton, SO18 6AQ
⏱6 - 7pm Junior Karate Session
@ The Kyudokan Dojo, Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, SO14 0QB
⏱7.30 - 9pm Senior Karate Session
👊SUNDAY👊
@Holly Hill Leisure Centre, Barnes Lane, Southampton, SO31
⏱10.30 - 11.30am Junior & Senior Karate
@The Kyudokan Dojo, Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, SO14 0QB
⏱2 - 6pm Monthly Weapons & Grading Sessions for Juniors & Seniors. Please ask for the date of the next session!

Happy Birthday To Us!!!
It has been 1 year since we moved into our own Dojo!
Thank you so much for your support - we have loved watching you all develop over the last year.
Make sure to check out our updated training times so you can make the most of your Kyudokan Membership:
👊MONDAYS👊
@ The Kyudokan Dojo, Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, SO14 0QB
⏱5.45 - 6.45pm Girl Power: Female only Combat Fitness
⏱7 - 8.30pm Advanced Seniors (1st KYU and above only)
👊TUESDAY👊
@ Places Leisure Eastleigh, Passfield Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 9NL
⏱6 - 7pm Junior Karate Session
@ The Kyudokan Dojo, Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, SO14 0QB
⏱7.30 - 9pm Senior Karate Session
👊WEDNESDAY👊
@ The Kyudokan Dojo, Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, SO14 0QB
⏱5.30 - 6.30pm Junior Karate Session
⏱6.30 - 8pm Junior Advanced Karate Session (Green Belt and above only)
👊THURSDAY👊
@ Chamberlayne Leisure Centre, 150 Weston Lane, Southampton, SO19 9SJ
⏱6 - 7pm Junior Karate Session
@ The Kyudokan Dojo, Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, SO14 0QB
⏱7.30 - 9pm Senior Karate Session
👊FRIDAY👊
@ Bitterne Leisure Centre, Dean Road. Bitterne, Southampton, SO18 6AQ
⏱6 - 7pm Junior Karate Session
@ The Kyudokan Dojo, Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, SO14 0QB
⏱7.30 - 9pm Senior Karate Session
👊SUNDAY👊
@Holly Hill Leisure Centre, Barnes Lane, Southampton, SO31
⏱10.30 - 11.30am Junior & Senior Karate
@The Kyudokan Dojo, Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, SO14 0QB
⏱2 - 6pm Monthly Weapons & Grading Sessions for Juniors & Seniors. Please ask for the date of the next session!
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Wednesdays Junior class at Fairways House will revert back to 5.30pm to 6.30pm as this time seems to be better for those who found it difficult to come to the earlier time.

This will start immediately from tonight.

Wednesday's Junior class at Fairways House will revert back to 5.30pm to 6.30pm as this time seems to be better for those who found it difficult to come to the earlier time.

This will start immediately from tonight.
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Carmel Gardner

Kids Karate Parties from £105 (25% discount for members).
Your child can be a Black Belt and Sensei for the day with their friends.
Mini Karate Lesson, breaking boards, fun and games, cake cutting with samurai sword.
Free follow up lesson for all attending.
Free use of Main Dojo for party available.
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Eight minds one thought, Eight thoughts one mind........Nihon Goju Ryu Karate Do

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It’s this guy I’m worried about

At least we know the fate of at least one of the sticky bandits

Another awesome session!!
Everyone fully charged, really going for it. Kumite was very good, techniques coming in fast and furious!
Hard but fair. 

It doesn’t matter if you win. It doesn’t matter if you lose. It doesn’t matter what grade you are. You just do.

Seeing two friends really going for each other, no quarter given, then collapse, hug with beaming smiles on there faces! I can ask for no more.

It’s called respect...... total respect!!

Another awesome session!!
Everyone fully charged, really going for it. Kumite was very good, techniques coming in fast and furious!
Hard but fair.

It doesn’t matter if you win. It doesn’t matter if you lose. It doesn’t matter what grade you are. You just do.

Seeing two friends really going for each other, no quarter given, then collapse, hug with beaming smiles on there faces! I can ask for no more.

It’s called respect...... total respect!!
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二人とも前足がウイークポイントだね!

For the children.....

Just recently I had to tell some students they were unsuccessful in passing their grade. If they only knew that I was just as disappointed as they were. Mine was greater than there’s because their disappointment was for themselves, mine was for all of them.

Not passing your grade doesn’t mean you failed, it just means you haven’t succeeded yet. Each mistake teaches us something. Failure is so important.

All great sportsmen and women have failed. Muhammad Ali, Lewis Hamilton, Paula Radcliff and many more have failed many times. But they all became champions.

I have failed. When I took my 2nd Dan. We learn from failure not from success.

Remember,..failure will never defeat you, if your determination to succeed is strong enough
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Congratulations to those who passed their grades yesterday at the Kyudokan Honbu. Everyone gave 100% and for those who were unsuccessful this time, I believe if you continue to practised, your efforts will be rewarded.

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The art of emptiness.......

I’m moving soon, a massive milestone in my life. And in doing so, I now understand the importance of emptiness. Some call it minimalism.
I’ve studied karate for most of my life and dedicated most of it teaching others. I do this because I enjoy. Simply enjoy. I have taught, over the years maybe over 10,000 students. My mind has always been full. For me, in a sense, I have had 10,000 lessons

But while doing so I have forgotten myself.

I have forgotten, not the many things we see, I have forgotten the things we don’t..I have forgotten not of things but the space between them. The emptiness, void or negative space. It’s found everywhere, interiors, architecture and garden. In music, flower arrangement and poetry. It is also in karate.

In my home I had too many things,. Nothing washighlighted. But since I have removed just about everything I have owned, I’ve begun to understand by expanding the space in which there is nothing, the things that are there left, you begin to notice

I now see the emptiness full of possibilities, like a promise yet to be fulfilled.
My home felt chaotic with clutter. I thought there being not enough space or emptiness. It’s like looking at arrangement of things in the areas that are empty.
In the art of painting, what is not there is just as important, if not more, than what is there.

It is found in Japanese conversation. It’s in the purposeful pauses in speech which make words stand out. In music it’s the silence between the notes which make the music.

In karate, it’s the deliberate pause at the end of the bow before we come back up – as to make sure there is enough meaning and look respectful. It’s the space we need before and after we attack.

I’m taking time out during the day to reflect and breathe. By having fewer things, I can enjoy the space

And now for me, It is in the quiet time I need to find myself again
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David Morris Enjoy your new home; 🏡 I hope you get really 'spaced out' there! 🙏😊

Understanding nature.......

There is no big difference between a bonsai master and karate teacher. In fact their paths are exactly the same, they care deeply for their art and have a huge responsibility, sometimes life or death.

The bonsai master can have many trees but each one is an individual, he cares for each one. The karate teacher the same.

The bonsai master grows, cares and shapes the tree into what he or she believes to be beautiful. The relationship continues for many years, sometimes for life until the master dies.
Sometimes no matter what they do, the tree will die.

The karate teacher will have students leave, through no fault of their own. They both feel sadness.

The karate teacher grows, cares and shapes his or her student to be able to, not only strong physically but to prepare them mentally in life.

The bonsai master uses wires to shape and control each branch in a particular way to how he or she believes the tree should look and sometimes cut the root back severely to make the tree grow stronger.

The karate teacher shows and teaches the student how to move and believes how a technique will work, always correcting an arm, leg or body. Sometimes they are very hard and severe on the student but understand it is necessary to make the student stronger.

There is no big difference between nature and us. Through caring and understanding nature we understand ourselves.
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Karate Vs Parkinsons

Karate, I believe has been my closest ally in my fight every day against my illness. I fight it every day.. Now, everyday is a battle.

As a teacher, I get my students to perform in front of the class, scrutinising and correcting their technique. Some feel uneasy with this but it brings out many benefits. To do something when you don’t want to is called courage.

If I ask my student to do this, shouldn’t I ask myself?
For me, it is not courage, for me it is to never ever give in.

In comparison to others, my kata Tensho is poor but every move that I make, that I chose, defeats my Parkinson’s

Over time, my Parkinson's disease will slow my movement, making simple tasks difficult and time-consuming. It won’t kill me but its effect will shorten my life

Symptoms can be different for everyone. Some of mine
causes stiffness or slowing of movement.and sometimes I may drag my feet as I try to walk. My steps will become shorter and my arms don’t swing.

Sometimes my face may show little or no expression and my speech is sometimes hesitant. Parkinson's disease symptoms worsen as my condition progresses over time.

I find it so difficult and painful just standing up to get out of a chair and sometimes may drag my feet as I try to walk. Muscle stiffness occur in any part of my body and can be so painful and limit my range of motion.

My posture is poor and stooped and I have balance problems as a result I find it difficult to walk and as you can see my decreased ability to perform unconscious movements, including blinking, smiling and walking.

My enemy is with me every hour, every day. I feel sorry for it, because even sometimes when it thinks its defeated me, it hasn’t, Im just taking a rest.
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You are such an insperation dave you played such a big part in creating the person i am today an have been for so many people keep up the fight mate

Bloody inspirational, as usual! Keep fighting, I love seeing these videos on my feed, they really motivate me in my everyday life. You’re an evergreen legend. 😀

You’re an inspiration; to your students and to me too!

Omg I love you Dave !! What an inspiring video and post .. thank you so very much for sharing your battles. It makes us all feel stronger 😍 and definitely helps me to understand what you are dealing with. Xx

You inspired me for over 30 years when I was training and then passing the knowledge I learned to my students now that I no longer train you still inspire me your attitude to your condition is outstanding but my friend I did not expect anything less Keep up the fight 🤗

Thank you for sharing Sensei.

Good on ya sensei, much respect, keep on fighting

🥋osu

Very nice Dave.. Great Video... Battle on!

Stay well

Bloody hell Dave, youre a legend. Taking a break, but not defeated - a fantastic message

Big respect to this man.

Well done David , remember you are only beaten when you say you are , keep up the fight , regards Dave.

Very nice performance. Be well.

Nice Tensho. Ichikawa Goju Ryu style is different from others.

You were big and strong Craig, it was many years ago but I remember you. I hope you and family are keeping well

I was having a bad day,,Dan, if I can keep going,, karate helps

Domo arigatou Gozaimashita x

Open Training Today
18:30 - 20:00
All Seniors & Juniors above blue belt.
Kyudokan Dojo
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Just a reminder to everyone:

Weapons Training - Sunday 12:30 - 14:00
Squad Training - Sunday 14:30 - 16:00
Venue: Kyudokan Dojo, Southampton

If possible please confirm your attendance, just send a message or call Sensei Morris.
07949 682378
davidrobertmorris@icloud.com
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The kamae in karate is very important and should never be dismissed as just a static or guard position but are momentary postures. They aren’t meant to be kept like a stone statue, forever immovable. They should flow from one to another as the situation dictates and move accordingly.

In form and fighting, the kamae should studied most earnestly and should be an expression of one’s attitude.

Your attitude, like the samurai is to move forward, to attack. Of course, if you have to pull back, you must never feel like your retreating, because if you lose control, you lose composure, and you will be defeated. So even if you have to withdraw, you must have the attitude that you are momentarily pulling back but are still engaged, ready to move forward again

Your guard and attitude…………consider this!
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5 months ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Association

The kamae in karate is very important and should never be dismissed as just a static or guard position but are momentary postures. They aren’t meant to be kept like a stone statue, forever immovable. They should flow from one to another as the situation dictates and move accordingly.

In form and fighting, the kamae should studied most earnestly and should be an expression of one’s attitude.

Your attitude, like the samurai is to move forward, to attack. Of course, if you have to pull back, you must never feel like your retreating, because if you lose control, you lose composure, and you will be defeated. So even if you have to withdraw, you must have the attitude that you are momentarily pulling back but are still engaged, ready to move forward again

Your guard and attitude…………consider this!
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Well Dave, that makes sense, think we do that dailyx

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