THE ZEN – INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO (IASK)
I.A.S.K. affiliated with Shotokan Karate International Federation (S.K.I.F.) Japan
Karate is a Japanese martial art practiced for defense training, its health benefits and meditation. It’s purported that focusing solely on the movements of the form helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. The Zen teaches you Karate as the form of yoga maintaining optimum health and homeostasis. The unique style of The Zen teaching harmonizes your movements and consciousness to attack and defend.
Karate is a disciplined art, increasing strength, stamina, speed and muscle coordination. Sport Karate emphasizes aerobic exercise, anaerobic exercise, power, agility, flexibility, and stress management. The Zen enlightens karate as an art, self defense or combat sports, emphasizing on one’s psychological elements incorporated into a proper kokoro (attitude) such as perseverance, fearlessness, virtue, and leadership skills.
THE ZEN ATHLEFIT SPORTS ACADEMY
“The Zen” system emphasizes and teaches traditional etiquette, strong moral principles, respect for others and the promotion of good-will and harmony among all members, society, and people of the world. The Zen Program helps in enhance the inner strength and the ability to deal effectively with all challenges. This requires a certain degree of willpower, self-discipline, and the ability to persevere with what you are doing. By this definition, being “The Zen” is about doing right for the mind, body, and soul.
The object of “Shotokan Karate” is found in the way in which people strive to develop themselves through the systematic training of their mind, body and spirit to the height of human potential. The Zen Athlefit’s Karate program is manifested in the expression of power and movement; its method, is the disciplined use of the entire body; The complete mental control required to master the physical movements with the effort and discipline put forth in harmonizing of the mind and body, lay the foundation for the development of good citizenship and strong character. Hence, Shotokan Karate is not only an art but human science which can benefit all. The ultimate aim of “Shotokan Karate” survives not in winning the fight, but rather in the perfection of the student’s character.
IASK Karate Training Advantages
Build character and presents opportunities to be challenged physically, mentally, emotionally and overcome adversity.
Focus, self-control, listening skills and discipline, show respect, humility & honor, character values, build social skills, friendships, camaraderie with peers.
Physical Fitness + Skills
Development of athletic abilities developed in Karate carry over into other sports. These abilities include : muscular strength, speed and agility, endurance, flexibility, coordination and balance.
There’s a special confidence that comes with being able to defend yourself. Karate for kids/girls help to assert their physical strength.