main goal is to perfect oneself through physical and mental development.
As students learn they acquire self-confidence, serenity, and humility.
Isshinryu has many advantages over other styles such as:
Isshinryu stresses "close-in" techniques
that are more practical on the street versus the high-flying, flashy
kicks of other styles for example.
Isshinryu techniques are grew from natural stances and movements,
limiting wasted motion, maintaining stability and giving
you split-second advantages over other styles;
Isshinryu uses a "snap style" that permits
you to move quickly, deliver more punches or kicks, and lead naturally
into other techniques. For example, the straight punch has
no corkscrew common in other styles. Approximately five Isshinryu
punches can be thrown in the time used for one corkscrew punch.
The punch also ends in and can be thrown from a middle block.
list of why Isshin-Ryu is more practical than other styles:
a direct, non-twisting, punch
traditionally low kicks
close, natural, stances
the use of hands and feet for offensive and defensive weapons
a strong body and physical conditioning
self-defense awareness and understanding
to develop emotional stability and helps to reduce stress
to promote flexibility, coordination and confidence