HPZ and karate
Briefly about karate
Karate, one of the most effective form of combat without weapons, originated in Asia. Nowadays many martial arts schools are discussing whether karate can still be considered the most effective form of martial art. Regardless the discussion relults, the fact is that karate is one of the original martial arts that provided and provides the basic principles and elements to other, modern forms of weaponless combat, so it is the very essence of weaponless combat in one of its purest forms. Although the origins of karate are emblazoned with various legends, contemporary teachings reasonably believe that the very beginnings of karate date back to 2000 years.
The development of karate has always been built on the principle of the art of fighting unarmed against the armed, weaker against the stronger, in its original conception the oppressed against the oppressor. Its modern form, as we know it most today, began to develop in the early 20th century, when a demonstration by Okinawan teacher Gichin Funakoshi, who is the founder of the Shotokan karate school, was performed at the Kyoto Martial Arts Festival.
This demonstration impressed the audience so much that he was asked to stay in Japan and teach karate. Here he raised a number of followers and one of them (in the second line), Japanese Master Hideo Ochi, trained and awarded the first official championship degrees in the Czech Republic. One of their first winners was Master Jiri Fuchs (6th Dan), who coached many people and successful competitors in the Czech Republic. The founder of the HPZ karate club, David Sirový, had the privilege of practicing with Mr. Jiří Fuchs and being his student practically until his death.
Using karate as self-defense
Karate must continue to be seen as a martial art and the HPZ Karate Club continues this tradition. It is an excellent self-defense, but also offensive system, whose training can be started from the age of 6 and actually at any time. It is said that karate students are bound by an unwritten rule that karate must not be used in real life. I would like to clarify this legend.
Every responsible karate trainer, who is devoted to karate in due time and has reached the appropriate technical and mental level, teaches his pupils to be a positive value to society when they reach higher technical levels when they become dangerous rivals for a man unfamiliar of martial arts. And here we are already talking about starting training with the activation of life philosophy known as Karate Do. The truth is that this part is for a very long discussion and the paper itself, so only a few observations are mentioned in this section. A more comprehensive text can be found in the paper on Niju Kun.
A good karate pupil, much less his teacher, will never use the art of karate to aggression. On the other hand, in defense of oneself or in defense of the weaker and the oppressed and with respect to the valid legislation and the adequacy of the possible attack, karate techniques can be used. But beware! This should also be preceded by negotiations, if possible (HPZ Karate coach's opinion). HPZ Karate therefore focuses on the educational process as part of training from an early age. This includes learning self-control, respect for oneself and opponents, respect for anyone who controls more than any of us in any field of human activity, and from whom we can learn a lot. Finally, in the words of Master Funakosi: "Remember that karate begins and ends with respect for all".
Karate and life
It is therefore a very wide spectrum, which includes the training process. Its goal is a result of a balanced, confident person, resisting, for example, bullying or other injustice and injustice, a person better prepared for the barriers that life brings.
A strong person who is ready to help all who need it. A person who knows better what is good and what is bad.
Anyone who wants him or his children to be such a person so that they can protect themselves and their loved ones to be physically and mentally at a high level, in the HPZ Karate club, I welcome.