EmptyHands is a Traditional KaraTe School. Our practice is based on the classical Shotokan System with some influences from Goju Ryu, Shiatsu (acupressure) & Internal Martial Arts.
Our Dojo was founded in 2006 on the ideals of Gichin Funakoshi Hanshi (founder of Modern day Karate). The format of our syllabus has been inspired by the work of Hirokazu Kanazawa Sōke with some adaptations.
Our teaching philosophy is person centered and based upon the fundamentals of KaraTe-Dô; Kihon (basics), Kata (form), Bunkai (application), and Kumite (sparring). We also pay great emphasis on the values and beliefs of KaraTe (study of Dojo Kun).
Our weekly lessons run on a Tuesday and Thursday evening with ad hoc workshops on a Saturday (Typically once a month). We publish our calendar (lessons, workshops, gradings and courses) at the end of the year to ensure all our students are given ample opportunity to plan their year ahead.