Shu-Ha-Ri or Passing of the Torch

When one starts to study a complete martial art at first one learns basic movements through which one is shown fundamental movement principles. This happens in the form of defined movement patterns (forms/kata).

When one has been shown the fundamental movements in addition to movement principles combat principles are introduced. Again: from easy to complex.


The Hike with the Teacher

In my opinion a good teacher has to train every day for himself and does not need to please a student.

A good teacher walks his way and the student may accompany him some time and learn from him. For a real teacher Karate has become a part of his daily life, Weiterlesen