Karate

We practice Shoto Ryu Karate, a ‘traditional’ style, in that it is a martial art, not a sport. Our lessons are based around solo forms & partner work to learn the technique before trying more combative (although not competitive) sparring.

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T’ai Chi

We practise T’ai Chi Ch’uan not just to enhance our health, but also as a martial art - learing the application of each move. We practise two forms, Yang and Chen, as well as the two person practice of Push Hands and the Two Person T’ai Chi form.

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Weapons

We use a variety of weapons to enhance our practice; primarily to improve co-ordination, hip movement and enhance our projection of ki/chi. We practise forms and partner work with: Bo, Bokken, Shinai, knife and t’ai chi sabre.

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The Five Tenets of Our Practice

Relaxation

Most of our practices are performed with the muscles in a natural state of relaxation/readiness. Those that require rigid tension only serve as a method of finding relaxation. Relaxation brings quickness of movement and aids flow of ki. Tension slows movement and inhibits ki/chi.

Centralisation

The centre point or tan dien is located a little below the navel. Many martial arts concentrate on this point during practice, we are no exception. It is believed by many that ones ‘centre’ stores ki/chi. Centralisation consolidates balance and body positioning.

Concentration

Practised correctly, martial arts increase strength of mind and focus. Self discipline is essential to increase concentration. Concentration is essential to produce ki/chi.

Harmonisation

Knowing oneself is essential in order to defeat an opponent, but harmonising with that opponent is also essential. Without relaxation, centralisation and concentration, harmonising with your opponent is impossible.

Breathing

To aid concentration the breath should coincide with ones movements. To centralise, one must concentrate on the breath. Breathing, relaxation and concentration, are essential to produce ki/chi.


Adults only lessons (14+)

Karate Kick  Karate

Tuesdays 19:00-21:00

Yin Yang Symbol  Tai Chi

Sundays 18:00-20:00
17th Bristol Scout Hall
Kingswood
Bristol
BS15 1BG

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Our Instructors are CRB checked.

Our students are trained to a high standard

We have a 100% grading pass rate.

01454 885 114
enquiries @ mushinmartialarts.org