Are you interested in martial arts? At the Kanku Dojo, in the heart of Roquetas de Mar, we encourage anyone interested in true martial arts to practice Kyokushinkai Karate.
Sometimes the question arises, what is Karate? Karate is BUDO (martial art), and like all arts its main objective is to help human beings to develop their potentials, both physical and mental, as well as spiritual. Nowadays, some martial arts have moved away from this concept, targeting exclusively the sports competition, or simply to be done recreationally. The sports competition is not harmful for Karate, however it is not the main objective, but a way to test the conditions acquired during the practice.
The word KARATE DO is usually translated as "empty hand path", literally, since it is widely known that Karate is a form of unarmed combat, but this translation has a more philosophical background: the empty hand is a great symbol of non-aggression. Therefore, we can conclude with this term is equal to the "path of non-aggression".
On the other hand, Kyokushin is translated as "way to the truth" or "the last truth", meaning "the path that each one travels within his world". The Kyokushinkai Karate was founded by Masutatsu Oyama in 1953, based on various styles of martial combat, such as boxing, Muay Thai, Judo, and the styles of Shotokan karate and Goju Ryu, after many years of training and internal improvement.
Kyokushinkai Karate stands out for its intense training, where contact is present, and for the high value it gives to the discipline. In this sense, the Dojo Kanku makes the central spirit of Karate Kyokushinkai prevail where discipline, humility, effort, and above all the desire to learn and improve create a complete martial artist who is prepared physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Currently the Dojo Kanku is affiliated with the International Federation of Karate (IFK), which promotes technical international bases, an official regulation for smaller- and higher-grade belts, and provides international identity to national organizations.
The training of the Dojo Kanku not only provides benefits on a physical level, but also on a psychological level, helping any practitioner, regardless of their age and situation, to achieve their goals.
And as Mas Oyama said: Always remember, in martial arts the rewards of a confident and grateful heart are truly abundant.