Through Kyokushin karate philosophy one learns to be persistent, to endure life’s hardships and always walk the extra mile. It holds the keys to improving, organizing and disciplining oneself, and one’s life. A karate practitioner seeks balance and harmony, learns how to overcome inertia and laziness, and develops a strong body and spirit, so as to better serve others. Below you will find some general program information, as well as links to pages containing program specific information.
- Aiming to attend all classes unless one is sick or an emergency occurs
- Detecting flaws and undesirable attitudes, and working to overcome them
- Not feeding negative and morbid thoughts, such as hatred, envy, and uncontrollable desires
- Staying out of trouble, and away from wicked and unlawful people
- Establishing proper communication with all types of personalities;
- Learning and applying Universal Teachings;
- Discovering one’s own potentials and learning how to apply them in everyday life;
- Perfecting Kyokushin karate techniques, while training tirelessly, and eating healthy foods;
- Developing patience, respect, understanding and true cooperation;
- Coaching newer students as a way to develop self-control, politeness and tolerance;
- Training the body, mind and emotions to become more organized, self-disciplined, quick-witted (nimble of mind) and kindhearted;
- Striving to be considerate and thoughtful to everyone and everything, including nature;
- Rendering selfless service at every opportunity, and instilling harmony, order and joy wherever one goes.
There are a total of 5 colored belts, each with its own sub-belt (or stripe). Belt gradings take place 3-4 times a year and include both physical and written components. Guardian Dojo estimates an average student will be able to achieve a Sho-Dan level (1st degree Black Belt) with about 5-7 years of consistent training.
Please click on the links below to learn more about our Kyokushin Karate programs…
“The nature and purpose of the Martial Way is universal. All selfish desires should be roasted in the tempering fires of hard training.”