Katas are the detailed choreographed patterns of movements practiced either solo or in pairs
The mastery of kihon is essential to all advanced training, and includes correct body form and breathing, while practicing basics such as stances, punches, kicks, blocks, and thrusts
Kumite is the part of karate in which a person trains against an adversary, using the techniques learned from the kihon and kata
"True karate is this: that in daily life, one's mind and body be trained and developed in a spirit of humility, and that in critical times, one be devoted utterly to the cause of justice." Karate can also be described as a martial art, or a fighting method, involving a variety of techniques. The word karate derived from japanese means empty hand and karate-do implies karate as a total way of life that goes well beyond the self-defense applications. In traditional karate-do, we always keep in mind that the true opponent is oneself. "mind and technique become one in true karate." We strive to make our physical techniques pure expressions of our mind's intention, and to improve our mind's focus by understanding the essence of the physical techniques. By polishing our karate we are polishing our own spirit. Eliminating weak and indecisive movements in our karate helps us to eliminate weakness and indecision in our minds. It is in this sense that karate becomes a way of life- "We must be strong enough to express our true minds to any opponent, anytime, in any circumstance. We must be calm enough to express ourselves humbly."
Welcome to Kachi-Do Karate!
Kachi simply means VICTORY in Japanese. So Kachi-Do translates to “The Way of Victory”, which is the first two characters on our uniforms. The last two characters, Karate, translate to “Empty Hand”. The translation for our academy would be “Victory through the Empty Hand”.
Kachi-Do Karate is a traditional style with a strong emphasis on the fundamentals of Karate. Strong punches, strong kicks, good form and most of all, strong practical self defence applications.
What is different about our Karate style compared to others?
The first thing would be the social aspect where everyone is made to feel welcomed and each individual student is assessed on his or her merits. We also teach students in a wide range of age groups and cater to everyone's needs.
Like anything in life, to become good, you must practice and apply yourself. Your instructor is your personal coach and he or she will guide you through every step of the way so that you can feel confident in yourself while progressing to your next belt.
The ultimate goal for any karateka is to achieve a Black Belt. All our instructors will play an integral part in helping you achieve that goal and many others.
Shihan Rajesh Kumar was born in 1978 in Palakkad, Kerala State, India.
He began his martial arts training in the year 1989 and received his first Black Belt in 1996 from "Shihan" T.Ravindran. A few years later, in 2012 his dream organization was founded in the name of KACHIDO MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY, SHOTOKAN KARATE DO-INDIA and affiliated with AIKF.
He has secured several championships from National and International Tournaments. He also has an outstanding coaching record, training numerous past and present Karate Champions.
He participated in many martial arts seminars conducted by numerous Karate Masters and has instructed in the art of Silambam (Tamil Nadu Traditional Martial Art) at his Karate Dojos.
After several months of service and demonstration of outstanding leadership, he was honoured 3rd Dan Black Belt with the title of SHIHAN by the AIKF President. He is currently the president and Chief Instructor of KMAA and the representative of KMAA / India.
The way of Karate he has designed is primarily to help children with social and communication challenges so that they may reach their fullest potential.
Sempai Rohan Joseph - Chief Instructor - Kerala
Sempai Arun Lee Dev - Senior Instructor - Kerala
Shihan Rajesh Kumar S - Chief Instructor - India
Sempai Anil Kumar - Instructor - Kerala
Sempai Sucheendre S K - Senior Instructor - Kerala
Sempai Avaneeth - Senior Instructor - India
Sempai Reenu Mohan - Instructor - Kerala
Sempai Subin G - Senior Instructor - Kerala