The Young Tigers Kyokushin Karate Dojo is designed and fully equipped for training in Kyokushin Karate. The training area is covered with high quality EVA foam mats to provide a sprung floor and better surface in case of a fall. Mirrors on the wall help give feedback on techniques and body posture. Training aids (such as gloves, focus mitts, kick pads, punching bags, punching balls, etc) are used to provide target and partner work with full contact techniques.
Main dojo training floor, fully equipped & mirrored.
Training aids for a full workout.
Gym area - for building and strengthening limb and core for posture and tone.
Senior personal trainers are available for private tuition at a time that is convenient. We can train you privately in all areas that you feel you would like help with regarding Kyokushin Karate.
Cost: $40 per hour
50% deposit required upon making your booking.
For all booking needs, please see Sensei Alicia at the Dojo.
- We will train our hearts and bodies for a firm unshaking spirit.
- We will pursue the true meaning of the martial way so that in time our senses may be alert.
- With true vigour we will seek to cultivate a spirit of self-denial.
- We will observe the rules of courtesy, respect our superiors, and refrain from violence.
- We will follow our religious principles and never forget the true virtue of humility.
- We will look upwards to wisdom and strength, not seeking other desires.
- All our lives through the discipline of karate, we will seek to fulfil the true meaning of the Kyokushin way.
Osu is made up of two kanji, "o" meaning to "push" which symbolizes one hundred percent effort and "su" means to "endure". Combined, "osu" is a pledge to do one's best and endure.
The martial arts require a great deal of discipline which involves a great deal of self-reflection, and self-reflection is more concerned with irrefutable truths than with rewards.
Osu means patience, respect and appreciation. In order to develop a strong body and strong spirit it is necessary to undergo rigorous training.
This is very demanding, because you must push yourself to what you believe to be your limit, and you want to stop; to give up. When you reach this point you must fight yourself and your weakness and you must win. To do this you must learn to persevere, but above all you must learn to be patient. This is OSU!
The reason you subject yourself to hard training is because you care about yourself, and to care about yourself is to respect yourself. This self respect evolves and expands to become respect for your instructor and fellow students. When you enter the dojo you bow and say "Osu". This means you respect your dojo and the time you spend training there. This feeling of respect is OSU!
During training you push yourself as hard as possible because you respect yourself. When you finish you bow to your instructor and fellow students and say "Osu" once more. You do this out of appreciation. This feeling of appreciation is OSU.
Thus OSU is a very important word in Kyokushin Karate because it signifies patience, respect and appreciation. That is why we always use the word OSU; to remind ourselves of these indispensable qualities.
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