World Class Karate Instruction:
Central Minnesota Karate has been a recognized school of karate on the
international level. Because of its commitment to true karate, Central
Minnesota Karate has been able to host clinics by some of the world's most
admirable Masters of our time. No other organization in the area holds
higher recognition in Japanese karate. TRAIN WITH THE BEST, join
Central Minnesota Karate.
Master Nakayama, Master Yaguchi, & the CMK team
Karate for Adults:
As a beginning karate student, one does not have to be overly concerned
of their present physical condition to start karate training. As your
technique begins to develop, so will your physical well-being. Through
systematic instruction, short term goals are easily recognized and attained.
You will soon be performing a unique and valuable art.
Adult practitioners find it mentally stimulating and enjoy concentrating
on their physical performance. Coordination, flexibility, and overall body
strengthening are soon realized. Karate training will also provide an
"outlet" to release anxiety and tension that build up in our day-to-day
activity. "Exercise your mind, exercise your body." Train with karate!
Karate for Youth and Junior Adults:
The karate dojo (practice room) aquaints children with an innovative
method of etiquette, in which, among other values, requires self-control
and respect toward others.
The physical and mental disciplines practiced in karate training have
proved instrumental in developing strength, coordination, and endurance
and also, excellent team playing skills, goal setting, and mounting self-esteem.
As young practitioners mature, their karate experience will assist them
in other forms of education, sports, and recreation, and of course,
self-defense. A "Quality Karate Program" is essential for the youth of today.
Is Karate Good for Self-defense Only:
History tells us that crude forms of karate evolved from the necessity
for man to defend himself. And undoubtedly, "modern day karate" is the
most advanced weaponless self-defense known to man. However, for an art
like this to withstand the test of time and centuries of transition, there
had to be a philosophy to nurture the spirit of its practitioners. The
guiding principles of karate are to develop character, be sincere, earnest,
courteous, and learn self-control. Though it sounds very philosophical,
these goals can only be attained by the vigorous training and discipline
karate has to offer.
The attitude of Masters past is maintained by Central Minnesota Karate
instructors. The goals of karate today, along with self-defense and good
health, are to develop human spirit, gain faith in one's self, respect others,
and preserve a peaceful society. This is Karate-do ("do" means way).
Rank Achievement & Competition:
Central Minnesota Karate offers offical rank exams every three months
for those who are interested.
Tournaments in kata (form) and kumite (sparring) are held on a
regular basis. Competition is exciting and a great way to test your
skills. Central Minnesota Karate competitors have been very successful
in regional, state and national competitions.
Children's Self-Protection Clinic:
Crime against children is on the rise. We need to protect our neighborhoods
and communities. This clinic will educate children in how to "stay safe". We
will discuss probable situations that kids could be confronted with. They will be
active in role playing and proper response methods. What about weapons? Who can
we trust? How to remember a face or an automobile? What are bad habits? How
are children often deceived? These questions and more will be addressed in a
fashion that will keep the kids' attention. Using visual aids, props and
playing skill games will make it fun for them to "Think Safe".
Children's Self-Protection Clinic
Women's Self-Protection Clinic:
This clinic will educate women in realizing their own potential in physically
defending oneself. Not everyone can. What are the alternatives? Explore
the physical and psychological aspects of self-protection. Prevention,
resourcefulness, your personality, what will work for you? This class will
contain open discussion and skill practice with assertiveness training.
Women's Self-Protection Clinic
Japan Karate Association Theme Song:
Tsuki To Keri To Wa
Karate No Waza Yo
Myo Wa Kyojitsu No Kan Ni Ari
Gojo On Oshie O Mich Hitosuji Ni
Hagemu Onoko No Kokor Iki
Note: This song was taught to us by Master Tanaka, 7th Dan, JKA,
July 2, 1983, USA Tour. We shall never forget this inspirational event or
the man that brought us the "Word". - Sensei Tim Kiel