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Join Federal Kyokushin Organization Karate in their 16th annual international Karate camp, this time in Romorantin-Lanthenay, central France. With international instructors covering a wide range of topics in Karate, the camp will offer practitioners an opportunity to sharpen their skills, meet new friends, and learn from the best, all while enjoying the gorgeous central Loire Valley scenery. This camp is open to all styles, martial arts and Kyokushin groups students.
You will stay in shared room, housing 2 to 5 persons. All rooms are equipped with private shower and toilets.
Welcoming will be on Thursday before 10:00 am. It is best to arrive on Wednesday. End of the camp will be on Sunday after lunch (mandatory). The camp will include common courses and group sessions, held outside on the closed field or in the main regional Dojo depending on the weather. Areas covered include Kihon, Ido Geiko, basic and advanced Kata, Bunkai, Bunkai kumite, Kumite, Taiki Ken, Shiwari and many more.
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 realise that we are mere links in the chain of life. Practising 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.
The camp will take place at Ethic Etapes Center - 1, rue du Stade 41206 Romorantin-Lanthenay (centre of France).
Romorantin-Lanthenay is situated in the Loir-et-Cher (Loire Valley region) in the western-centre of France at 41 km from Blois, the department capital. Romorantin-Lanthenay is 172 km from Paris. Popular places to visit nearby include Blois at 40 km and Mehun-sur-Yevre at 43 km.
All meals are included in the package. You will enjoy food at the hotel's self-service restaurant. All meals are with at least one Hallal dish.
Nearest airports are South Paris (Orly), located 180 km away from the venue, or North Paris (Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle), which is 230 km from the camp site.
Arrive at the terminal to Romorantin station then the camp site is 10 minutes walking from there.
Motorway A85, exit 14, then 5 km to Romorantin.