ABOUT COR KARATE
The teachings of COR Karate emphasize psychological and physical development and provide young male adolescents with a process for experiencing personal growth through self-discipline. The goal of the training is to decrease aggressive and violent behavior. Students learn controlled breathing, physical and mental concentration, tolerance, and respecting others. These practices result in immediate positive changes in attitude
resulting in a decrease of aggressive and self-destructive behavior. The long term effect of practice is realized as students become self-motivated to sustain positive and non-aggressive attitude and behaviors. In addition, students benefit from the physical health enhancements including musculoskeletal strength, cardio-pulmonary endurance, fine/gross motor development, visual motor coordination, flexibility, balance and power.
Why karate training?
A framework for moral and ethical behavior
The philosophy that accompanies physical training is arguably the most important aspect of COR Karate training. The philosophical teachings encourage students to work towards the following goals:
1. Respecting themselves and the privacy and security of others.
2. Committing to willing and compliant behavior towards parents, teachers, and authority figures.
3. To remain in the search for truth, have an open mind, be humble, and appreciate the gifts of others.
4. To always find ways to assist others.
5. A commitment to self-care and maintaining a neat, orderly environment at all times.
The 5 Virtues are the cornerstone philosophical concepts reinforced during every training session. Students are expected to learn and memorize the 5 Virtues pledge. Each class begins and ends with the group recital of the following 5 Virtues Pledge.
Respect – for myself, others and the environment
Obedience – to the law and the natural order of life
Learning – always and everywhere for the pursuit of intelligence
Helpful – to my family, my community, the sick and those in need
Keep Clean – my energy and the environment around me
I am committed, I am organized, I am responsible.
This is the way of COR.