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'Empty Hand'

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'Empty Hand' is actually the literal translation of the word KARATE. 

We could've used Karate as the name of the system but there are a lot of preconceptions and expectations about Karate and we wanted to avoid these if possible.

Many people immediately think of sport/competitive Karate combat and performance and we at Brain Dojo do also love these aspects BUT they are simply aspects of the combat arts. 

As we will be coaching people individually in their own homes, it makes sense to have our emphasis on health, fitness, mobility and personal safety. These things can be practiced solo in small spaces. 

In addition to Karate techniques, 'Empty Hand' will also include techniques taken from; Tai Chi/Chi Kung, Kickboxing, Taekwondo, Muay Thai and Boxing.  This is another reason why we chose not to use 'Karate' as the name for this system. 

We believe it is important to train and guide people accurately. With this in mind, we would like to explain that, according to crime statistics, we are 7 times more likely to DIE of an obesity/inactivity related condition than we are to be attacked aggressively by another person or people. So we have to be careful to spend our training time wisely. We therefore use personal safety techniques to improve our mobility, activity, health and fitness in sessions designed to be performed in small spaces (about 2m X 2m) rather than instilling fear into our students by telling them that they are in danger. 

Our 6 week beginners course is available free of charge. If you would like to participate in our ongoing weekly sessions, please become a supporter by signing up for our 30 day FREE trial. 

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Our Mission

Our only goal is to provide an interesting hobby to people who would otherwise not be able to attend a group class and to arm those people with effective self defence ability in the process. 

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Our Vision

Our vision is to help people from all over the World to enjoy being part of our Combat Arts community even if they are too shy, too busy or too short of money to attend classes in person. 

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