The Academy of Classical Karate
Since 1988, the Academy of Classical Karate has been providing instruction in Wado Karate in the Plano, TX area.
We hope you enjoy our website and will stop by and visit us if you are in the area. This site is designed to give you information about our facility, our style of martial arts, our staff and provide you with information on how to contact us.
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What is Karate?
"True karate is this: that in daily life one's mind and body be trained and developed in a spirit of humility, and that in critical times, one be devoted utterly to the cause of justice."
-- Gichin Funakoshi
"The aim of Wado karate it to have a mind that is tranquil yet alive, able to act intuitively without hesitation to any situation."
-- Hironori Otsuka
Wado Ryu Karate basics consist of punching, kicking, blocking, guarding, striking, joint twisting and prearranged and free-style. Equally emphasized and fundamental to Wado is taisabaki - body shifting to avoid the full brunt of an attack. These are techniques that are derived from swordsmanship. The atemi techniques of jujitsu have had a strong influence in the formation of wado karate. Along with nage-waza (throwing techniques) of jujitsu.
Training differs widely but most of the Karate styles emphasize a fairly equal measure of basic technique training (kihon), sparring (kumite), and forms (kata). Forms are stylized patterns of attacks and defenses done in sequence for training purposes.
An art of self-defense as well as a sport, Karate has in recent decades proliferated worldwide. It is one of the most widely practiced of the Asian martial arts, with a large following in the U.S., Japan and Europe.