Winterhaven, CA - USA
Nov 06, 2015 - Nov 08, 2015
CELEBRATING the 20th Annual Cal South International Martial Arts Camp Hanshi Judan Shugoro Nakazato Sensei has authorized as the Guests of Honor, Hanshi Judan Minoru Nakazato, his wife, Hiroko Nakazato samae and Kyoshi 7thDan Sayuri Iha. This is hosted by 8thDan Kyoshi Nabil Noujaim.
This is also a double celebration of the founding of Shorin-Ryu ShorinKan in 1955 by Shugoro Nakazato Sensei and the 20th Annual Cal South International Martial Arts Camp.
VISIT www.karateshorinkan.com/ for CAMP information and registration. Reservation may also be made at: Hilton Garden Inn, Yuma, AZ. (10 minutes from the CAMP site)1-928.785.1500.
In preparation for the double celebration we are putting together an audio visual presentation, please send pictures of past CAMPS, Okinawa training trips, etc to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the Dinural Cycle
"When will we understand how ahead of us our ancient ancestors were? Long ago, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) discovered that there is a “body clock” that is reflected in the energy meridians which are linked to different organs."
2014 So-Cal Camp Winter Haven
Get ready!! This year's So Cal Camp instructors from Okinawa;
6th Dan Rokudan
Thank you all who participated in the Close Quarters Combat training. I hope it was an eye opener for the real world circumstances we find ourselves in how to deal appropriately with those threats, its all about living another day.
Saturday, February 8th, 2014,
1st Session 10:00am-12:00pm
2nd Session 1:00pm-4:00pm
-Wear old clothes, we will be indoors and outdoors.
-Chalk knives will be used
Only $10 for either or both sessions!
Sparring is the term provided for military craftsmen rehearsing their abilities and skill. One of the principle profits of sparring is that it prepares the figure to move instinctively when being ambushed, an important ability to control if one is ever included in a physical showdown. There are those that disregard the essentials of sparring and really reject it since 'it is not illustrative of a genuine battle'. This is an extremely slender perspective and totally disregards the incalculable number of profits sparring can give to a military craftsman in preparing. The fabulous Bruce Lee said that you must bounce into the water when you need to figure out how to swim, yet no attitude will help you as long as you stay on dry area. In sparring terms, this implies that you require the act of hitting a moving rival and additionally dodging blows when you need to be fruitful in a genuine session. Sparring may happen in a nature's domain, yet the preparation and abilities scholarly throughout these sessions are quite true. Unless you move toward being humiliated, you will utilize all your characteristics and sparring will rapidly empower you to hone your aptitudes. Shadowboxing is no substitute, so get on your headgear and begin sparring more! Sparring Benefits One of the best profits of sparring, is that it shows the separation and timing of striking successfully and is far in front of different types of preparing in this respect. When you have a great comprehension of timing, separation, and additionally enhance the velocity of your reflexes, you will have the capacity to extemporize your guard in a reach of situations, as long as you remain mindful. Sparring provides for you an improved feeling of when to strike and withdraw, so regarding the matter of a genuine battle, you will have honed your strategies and will settle on intuitive battle choices. Why there is Resistance to Sparring Regularly the individuals who are generally unpracticed in hand to hand fighting don't like sparring, on the grounds that they are not certain about their capabilities and accept they could get harm. While this can happen, it is typically just an issue for people failing to offer a blueprint. Assuming that you don't have the experience or the information to keep a robust barrier, you might be hit with consistency. The nature of your sparring accomplice is additionally vital and there are individuals who like to hit as hard as possible, even against over matched rivals, and this doesn't help either member. On the other hand, you could be up against somebody who is far underneath your aptitude level and it is unreasonably simple to traverse their protections. Once more, this doesn't help you to enhance, nor does it give your deplorable accomplice much trust! The straightforward answer for these issues is to pick a sparring accomplice that is near your expertise level and dependable combative technique schools will get this going. The effect is that you will have energetic sparring sessions, where you will take in a ton from one another mix-ups. As every session will be moderately even, both accomplices will delight in the experience. Despite the fact that sparring isn't the same as a genuine battle, it can give significant experience. Months of fitting sparring will enhance your fitness, timing, coordination, aptitudes, power, and molding. Assuming that that seems like a great exchange off, discover a suitable accomplice and begin sparring today
Combative technique is an extremely successful method for getting more fit.
Consistent with different studies, only 8% of individuals accomplish their New Year's Resolutions, which presumably seems, by all accounts, to be a startling fact however it truly isn't. All things considered, the greater part of these resolutions are improbable and destined to disappointment from the begin, since they include a makeshift lifestyle change. This is particularly the situation with regards to shedding pounds.
The actuality is, the most ideal approach to shed pounds and to keep it off is to adhere to a lifestyle you can oversee for a long time. This is the reason combative technique, for example, karate, is such an extraordinary weight reduction instrument, as it fuses self preservation and is truly fun! You smolder a gigantic measure of calories in an one-hour class, figure out how to kick, punch and piece, and possibly make new companions. Accordingly, you may as well make weight reduction, with the support of hand to hand fighting, your New Year's Resolution.
Motivations to Make Karate Your Weight Loss Method
1. Karate Burns Calories
Clearly, your eating methodology requirements to be under tight restraints, yet those that consume combative technique observe that it cleans up their enactment, as they need to get the most out of their classes. When you weigh around 200 pounds, a solitary hour's session of karate, kickboxing, or Okinawan karate can blaze roughly 900 calories. When you weigh 130 pounds, this session can smolder just about 600 calories. Don't stress over being so unfit there is no option start with, as apprentice's classes coddle unfit people and you will slowly get to be stronger and healthier.
2. Shorin-ryu Karate Forms for Muscle Strength
Drilling karate structures is known to be one of the activities for weight reduction and it is focused basically on the upper figure with a stress on force and method. Structures likewise work easier form muscles and your center steadiness is additionally be incredibly enhanced, particularly since you have to be tensed to produce the essential measure of force required to perform strikes and self preservation developments. Karate is an extraordinary decision when you need to enhance your generally speaking quality and blaze fat at the same time.
3. Blended Techniques Workout the Entire Body
MMA (blended hand to hand fighting) is an alternate phenomenal approach to get fit, take in self preservation and get in shape in the deal. When you have ever viewed a MMA battle, you will realize that a tremendous measure of vigor is exhausted as professionals must kick, punch, and wrestle with a specific end goal further bolstering addition the good fortune over their adversary. Viewing greatly prepared experts decreased to depletion after only a couple of minutes of movement recounts to its own particular story. When you get capable in Karate which incorporates all the components of MMA, there is little risk of you NOT attaining your weight reduction objectives.
As opposed to taking after a prohibitive eating methodology that you have no shot of holding fast to or using a little fortune on activity gear that will be surrendered by mid-February, look towards combative technique as a sensible and fun approach to get thinner and meet your New Year's Resolution. When you feel as though your level of fitness has slipped throughout the years, right now is an ideal opportunity to quit rationalizing and begin moving! You will figure out how to protect yourself, get more fit, and make new companions forever.
Bullying has always been prevalent in our nation’s neighborhoods and schools but it is becoming more and more of a problem. Things have changed in how our society and social standards have shaped the way we handle situations our kids find themselves in, but we can’t change that. What we can do, is be proactive. If you are reading this, it might be that you suspect your child might be being bullied and they are usually too scared to speak up about it. There are definitely tall tell signs to look out for. Parents, look out for strange bruises, depression, a drastic decrease in grades and a desire to avoid school altogether. Many families don’t realize that training in Karate can prevent bullying. Unfortunately most parents are under the impression that it is trading violence for violence and shy away from it. Parents I want you to remember, karate has gotten a bad name due to the Mc Dojos out there. When trained in Traditional Okinawan Karate, or any “real” karate it can prevent bullying from even starting. We teach them to avoid confrontations. When they do occur, how to handle the situation without looking like the aggressor.
Learning Karate Prevents Bullying From Happening to Your Child
Parents you must come to the understanding that training in karate builds up your child’s confidence in him or herself when interaction with other children, which in turn will prevent your child from being bullied.
It takes three things to be present for bullying to occur; the bully of course, the situation and last but not least a target. Body language, the target sends off signals that they are weak and easily intimidated. Even on the most basic and primal level of appearing more confident that the bully will cut down any negative attention they receive from bullies. Learning karate empowers children with knowledge courage and confidence because they have the skill set to defend themselves, if necessary.
Preventing a situation from Escalating
Here at Hughes Karate-Do Sensei Tony Hughes, encourage all of his students no matter of age to walk away from, and use the tools taught to them to diffuse a volatile situation keeping it from escalating. Our students are aware that if the bullying continues the harassment, he or she will need to stand tall or he will be perceived by the bully as being a passive target. Your children learn to look into their bullies’ eyes and stand tall. The bullies MO is not to get into a fight. They want someone to roll over and cower. They don’t expect someone to fight back!
Our style originated in Okinawa, Japan, The style was born out of shear need to survive. If you get through me, you will kill my family. So the karate had to ‘work’, especially when the invaders were trained military, going against farmers. We teach “life preservation”, karate is not about un-provoked violence, it is about preventing violence. Someone will have to make you fight. The saying we refer to is this, “you will give them a reason why it was a mistake to threaten your life.” ~Sensei Hughes. If an altercation does occur the untrained parties will be exhausted within moments of the attack. If trained in karate they will have the stamina to withstand the altercation. Hughes Karate-do in Chandler teaches them to defeat their attacker and ensuring they not be the target again. It shows that your child has the confidence to stand up for themselves.
Ultimately we hope no child have to ever experience Bullying and need to use physical skills he/she learned in Karate and be able to prevent any altercation. Although you know as well as I, we always need a ‘Just in case’ plan. This will make your child Happier, full of life and confident to strive for the things they want in life.
The Essentials to Stop Bullying, Why Karate is the Key.
Stop Bullying! I’m sure you have seen multiple initiatives being introduced to schools nationwide. Either Yourself or your children have been told one way or another, how to handle a bully. These traditional methods like getting your parents involved or running and tattling to the teacher, don’t necessarily work, in fact they can make circumstances for your child or even yourself much worse. Although, We do suggest taking action using this article as your guide.
Talk with Someone: This may or may not help but in the rare cases it does and the bulling stops dead with adult intervention, Great! Even if it doesn’t stop completely, at least it does let you know that you are not alone, which is essential.
Avoiding your Tormentor: In Essence, this tactic prevents the bully from getting you alone. Steering clear of his path, only gives the bully power and he “Wins” because it is letting him control your life, which gives him exactly what he wants, Right?
Make Friends: At least try to hang out with others, so you have a support system. Bully mentality states; that you won’t be as likely of a target if you have the appearance of “Back up”. They prefer to have the upper hand, and don’t like an even fight.
Raise your Self-Esteem: Bullies tend to pick on people they have the perception as being ‘weak’. These individuals often are adults or children with low self-esteem or personal perception. Have you ever seen a confident child at school that got picked on? Raising your level of confidence in yourself may not be easy and will not happen in a flash but you CAN do it. This is especially true if you join a Karate school. Where you learn to feel good about yourself, gain knowledge of self-defense without becoming the aggressor yourself.
Now this next technique is probably the Most important in any encounter with a bully and especially the 1st encounter with someone who threatens you.
Stand your Ground: Even if they tower over you. Don’t run or cry, Show them you do not fear them. We mentioned before bullies feed off of fear. If you stand tall, he may think again about harassing you. If you are able to calmly walk away from an encounter please take that road. Remember it takes the bigger person to stay calm and not allow the situation to escalate
Last but not least…
Fight Back: This needs to be clear. Here at Hughes Karate-Do we are generally against violence and always encourage our students to avoid physically violence if at all possible. But if a bully does physically assault you, you have no choice but to defend your life. This is a right to all humans. In self-defense it is ok to use physical force to end the attack and avoid the immediate threat. When you learn Karate, you will have a new skill set: control of mind body and spirit (self-esteem) and be able to disable your attacker and get away. This can be done in a few moves that will stop a bully and ensure that they leave you alone going forward.
If you are a kid who already holds Karate skills and have a high level of self-esteem, look out for your fellow children. If you see Bullying happening around you, it is your duty to do something. You may even make a friend in the process. We also ask that you recommend Karate to them. So they have a chance to stand tall and confident.
The Best Martial Artists are brought together by a multitude of strengths. Something they all have in common is their flexibility. Shorin-Ryu, Shorinkan, Okinawan Karate it is not necessary to kick someone in the head while doing a spinning jump kick. A throw or a takedown resulting in your opponents’ head to be on the ground will allow you to “kick them in the Head”. It does however help older practitioners preserve the range of motion they need to perform daily tasks so they may continue training in karate. Aspiring karateka (of any ability level) gain many benefits from being flexible. Here are some reasons:
Aside from kicking “high”, it is necessary to be flexible to keep proper stance while shifting into throws, and escaping submission holds.
Remember in a life survival situation you might trip, fall, or be forced into an awkward movement by accident. Having a good range of motion can prevent injury in these incidences.
Flexibility also helps coordination, improves blood flow, enhances stability and aids in all other important bodily functions.
Strength & Flexibility
Myth #1 About Strength and Flexibility.
I’m sure some of you have heard the statement that if you have big muscles it will reduce your flexibility, the term has been coined “Muscle bound”, It’s actually quite the opposite based on the studies done in recent years, Harvard.edu stretching to reduce the chance of injury and diminish exercise-related muscle soreness. In essence strength and flexibility enhance on another. Any Neglect of one or more particular muscle groups will result in loss in flexion. Experts in the Strength Training Field and Physical Therapy all suggest about 10 minutes of stretching be performed after a training session
Types of Stretching
Most Karateka practice a range of stretching exercises. Which are listed and explained below;
Active Stretching- This first stretch is something you may recognize as a technique a yoga practitioner would do. This is where you hold (for about 10 seconds) a pose using nothing but your strength of that muscle.
Isometric Stretching- The quickest method to lengthening, strengthening and stretching your muscles is Isometric Stretching. Using your own limbs you apply resistance, there is no actual movement and it mimics a basic Static Stretch.
Dynamic Stretching- This stretch consists of moving your limbs and body as a whole incrementally increasing the speed and range of the movements. This stretch should be halted when the muscles get tired. A great example of this stretch in a martial artists training , and exercise we perform regularly at the dojo is starting with a low front kick (Mae Gari) and work your way up to kicking chest and then head level.
PNF Stretching- Or Commonly referred to (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) which is considered the latest form in stretching. Originally designed for use with stroke victims quickly became popular for the general populous. This stretch combines Isometric and Passive stretching. The quickest method to lengthening, strengthening and stretching your muscles is isometric
Ballistic Stretching-This is not commonly used by martial artist because it has a tendency to reduce flexibility because it prevents the muscles from fully relaxing while in a stretched position. While in a stretched position you use your momentum and weight, bouncing at the end of a stretch.
Static Stretching- This last stretch is commonly used when dealing with injured muscles. You take a pose and hold it with another limb or part of your body. It is a very slow and relaxing stretch easy for the beginner.
Video of Stretching Demonstration:
Stretching has multiple benefits for the beginning to advanced martial artist practicing Shorin-Ryu, Shorinkan, Okinawan Karate, Kids and Adult Karateka everywhere. Begin your stretches with 5-10 min sessions two times daily. When you are comfortable and more flexible you can up the time. We do these stretches before each class at Hughes Karate-Do, Chandler Az.