Estes Park IKA Dojo Colorado 

1755 CO 66

Estes Park, CO 80517

970-227-0499

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TERMINOLOGY: 


OSU!:

Often we commonly misuse this word out of habit to mean a number of things in English such as: "Hello", "Goodbye", "Do you understand?", "Yes, I understand", "Ok", "Train harder"....etc.

SENSEI:

Roughly meaning "teacher/instructor" but directly translates to "One who has come before in life." Since karate is seen as a way of life, this phrase can be used for a mentor or even a life coach not specifically pertaining to a martial arts instructor.

Gi:

Pronounced "Gee" this is our traditional karate uniform. Originally based off of Japanese kimono style pajamas.

KATA: 

An exercise consisting of several of the specific movements of a martial art, especially a pattern prescribed for defending oneself against several attackers, used in judo and karate training. 

KUMITE:

Commonly understood to mean "sparring" or "fighting" directly translates to "entangled hands". Depicting the method in which an attacker and a defender engage one another with limbs often intertwining. Kumite was once fought at a much closer distance than what we commonly see today.

 

DOJO:

A place to study 'The Way'. The dojo can be any place where you continually learn to be your best self by means of martial arts training.

 

ONIGA SHIMATSU:

A phrase that in an acknowledgment between two people who are present in the moment and desire to help eachother to for the greater good, in harmony.