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About UsStrength. Skill. Self-defense. Discipline. Karate is one of the world's best-known martial arts. Originating in Okinawa, Japan, this ancient art has spread across the globe, reaching as far as the Western hemisphere and to the students of Jamaica's Immaculate Conception High School. The students, in accordance with the true nature of Karate (which means 'empty hand'), learn to defend themselves without the use of weapons, and so can physically defend themselves in any situation.
At ICHS, we practice the Shotokan style of Karate, one of the most popular and traditional styles of Karate, which is the style utilized by many international tournaments. The club members participate in various tournaments, whether national, regional or international, and its students have a history of excellent performances. In the Karate club, we as a group strive for excellence, personal development, and to enjoy the journey towards discovering a new, stronger side to ourselves.
The ICHS Karatekas (students of Karate) meet every Tuesday and Friday afternoon to participate in this worthwhile endeavor. Students of all ages are welcome to join the club, whether to develop strength, discipline, to master this ancient art, or simply out of curiosity. Anybody can join!
"The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of the participant."
-Gichin Funakoshi, co-creator of the Shotokan style