Ramgarhia Karate Club, is affiliated to the Shotokan Karate Organisation. Our Chief Instructor is Sensei Balwant Singh Sahans. Sensei Sahans is well known for the contribution he has made to Karate, with a training career, which has spanned over 50 years. Sensei Sahans now holds the rank of 8th degree black belt from the Shotokan Karate Organisation (SKO), Key members of the SKO include Sensei Sahans as chief instructor, Sensei Sagoo, Sensei Stouchbury and Sensei Ganesh all of whom are senior instructors.

There is a rich diversity in the practice of martial arts. Styles of karate, purposes of training vary. We are all on the journey. Ultimately we need understand the possibilities and choices that we meet, and to learn what will help us navigate that journey. “What we become through what we do, is more important than what we have achieved.”

There is much written about the role of martial arts in the development of character. For example The Seven Virtues of Bushido; The 20 Precepts of Karate; Hagakure (The Book of the Samurai). There is much in many cultures and faiths about having courage and compassion. Sikh gurus for example have guided people about being a saint-soldier; about living on the outside as you are on the inside. Being true to yourself requires courage. Maintaining compassion under stresses of modern living requires courage. In this way, everything is interlinked. Beliefs guide actions and actions shape other actions.

How can we translate the principles of martial arts into everyday living? How can we embody our practice study and training so that others are attracted not because we can kick high, but because of what our beliefs and actions say about the person we have become?

Navigate your way. See the journey. The journey exists in moments. The journey needs us to see over time and distance but also to see and feel and understand the detailed experience of these moments.

For further information contact Jatinder Chaggar on jatinder@akaalassociates.co.uk.

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