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November 13, 2017


空手道は礼に始まり礼に終わる - Hitotsu karate do wa rei ni hagimari rei ni owaru.

Most, if not all of the world's wars can be attributed to a lack of respect such as cultural and religious insensitivity or a lack of tolerance. This by extension shows lack of respect fo...

June 15, 2013

Self-defence courses are usually marketed as being a quick quick and effective methods optimised for application in the real world. However, to imply that these courses are any more effective or practical in the real world than traditional martial arts is a wrong. Thes...

June 7, 2013

Kuro Obi is the Japanese term for 'Black Belt', but what does it mean to have a black belt?

In the early decades of the Kyu/Dan system, the First Degree Black Belt (Shodan) which normally took between 2 1/2yrs to 4yrs to achieve, was a symbol of great pride and accompli...

July 4, 2011

Martial Arts training is a long proven means of attaining physical fitness. Beginners are coached so that they can reach to their full physical potential in order to supplement the technical aspects of their training, and eventually they learn to push themselves.


July 4, 2010



Though the word 'Jikan' has a couple meanings in Japanese. However, the kanji (Japanese writing) used in the name of our school is of buddhist origin and translates to mean 'house of compassion' or 'to observe compassion'.

So why the name?

Well, it is wished that...

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