What is Karate

Karate is a Japanese word meaning “empty hand”. It is a highly scientific art making the most effective use of all the parts of the body for defensive purposes. The ultimate aim of karate is the perfection of character through arduous training and strict disciplining of mind and body.

Karate training consists of three parts. These are Kihon, Kata and Kumite.

Kihon

Kihon, is the basic techniques. Technical studies are very repetitive and require patience. These studies, which will be taken as the equivalent, correct technique, speed and power, are the most basic form of training that should be studied without exhaustion and weariness without exception.

Kata

Katas are exercises designed to transfer the Karate from one generation to the next, in which the various pre-determined techniques are applied in a certain order. From simple basic combinations to difficult and detailed combinations, the Katas vary by generation level, increasing levels of difficulty. It is not possible for Karate-ka to keep the technical level and Karate quality high until the end of his life.

Kumite

Kumite is a fighting exercise in practice. Kihon and Kata, which are repeated thousands of times, are the basic training of a dojo. Karate kas, whose technique has been established, must be developed in order to be able to apply these techniques to their competitors. As in Kihon and Kata, kumite training is repetitive and require patience.

Emrah Mihyaz

He was born in 1977 in Balıkesir. He started Karate-do in 1990 in Balıkesir City with Sensei Mehmet Aygün. When his technical talent was discovered, his sensei focused on preparation for Kata competitions. He became Turkey Champion in Cadets in 1993 and then two months later he selected for Karate National Team. Between the years 1993-2003, he awarded a total of 11 championships in individual and team Kata category and 8 other awards.

He has Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Balıkesir University, M.M.F. (Faculty of Architecture & Engineering) Balıkesir, Turkey in 2004 as well as Graduated Construction Technician degree from Balıkesir University, M.Y.O. (Faculty of Business) Balıkesir, Turkey in 2000.

He is a second level trainer (by Turkish Ministry of Youth and Sports) and holding 5th Dan in Shotokan style (by Turkish Karate Federation) and 5th Dan in Goju-Ryu style (by Sekai Dentokan Bugei Renmei). Married and father of two children. 

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