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Judd Reid presents to you the uchi deshi camp in Pattaya - the camp that's not only to push you physically but to strengthen your spirit and mold your character for a never give up attitude that will benefit you with all challenges you may face in life. This will be an experience that you will never forget. All you need is fire in the belly and a willingness to give it your best.
Uchi deshi dormitory style accommodation will be provided throughout the course of this retreat.
You will train intensively three times a day, for six consecutive day. Training will take place at the beach, up the hill, or inside the dojo. The variety of training locations and settings will make sure you can cover as many terrains as possible.
Karate is a martial art of self defense. The Japanese characters which form the word Karate mean "empty hands". Literally, this means that the Karate practitioner uses his unarmed body to aid him in a reliable system of self defense.
As a method of self-defense, Karate is probably as old as the human race. However, only in recent years has this method of empty-hand defense taken on a vast scientific approach in which body movement, timing, balance, and even psychology are studied and applied in formulating techniques that are effective against any would-be assailant.
Many people have fallen victim to an undisciplined, over indulgent, and stressful society. A look around clearly shows man's poor condition. Disregarding the need to balance our activities with proper exercise creates obesity, chronic back pain, weak and flabby muscles, poor posture, minimal flexibility, lack of endurance, tension, depression, and emotional instability.
The superb co-ordination and stamina required in executing each Karate movement demands the utmost from your body. With training, you will learn to strengthen your body with proper exercises. In time, each part of your body will take a new dimension of conditioning and growth. Learning these skills will aid you in eliminating and preventing a variety of illnesses and other conditions that cause your body to deteriorate. Karate training brings about a great physical high which will overcome any temptation to indulge in drugs, alcohol, or junk food.
Self-defense does not in itself create a worthy art. Karate-Do involves mental training as well as physical training. It is hoped that the practitioner will open new doors of learning and understanding - that exercise will take greater meaning. After many hours of practice, the meaning of "kara" or "empty" will change from the literal definition to a deeper, more aesthetic meaning - ridding the mind of negative thoughts and feelings thereby creating space for useful actions more worthy of cultivation.
As harmonious interaction of mind and body evolves, the practitioner will come to realize that we are mere links in the chain of life. Practicing Karate only to prepare for an attack that may never come proves useless. Striving to strengthen one's mind and body only to achieve worldly happiness would also prove useless if death comes tomorrow. One must learn to expand his thoughts beyond the physical realm in to the spiritual sphere. Learn to forget yourself and to adapt to the pace of nature, and you will learn to accept the absolute truth. You must study this well.
A sightseeing tour of Pattaya is included in the package.
Pattaya has a collection of large, sophisticated international resorts. Smaller hotels set in sprawling, manicured seaside gardens and upscale restaurants dot the landscape. The town is also trying to create an image as a family destination, expat retirement magnet, and convention hub - and it now has the facilities to back this up. Pattaya's close-knit expatriate community not only is at the forefront in the effort to clean up the town's image, but also is very active in other local activities, particularly in charity-related events.
Three meals per day are provided for the duration of the camp.
Please book your flights to arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) or Don Mueang International Airport (DMK). This is the easiest way to reach Bangkok. From the airport, take a bus to Pattaya, which is located approximately 150 kilometers from Bangkok.