KARATE-DO MAKES EACH OF THESE BODY FUNCTIONS, TOGETHER AND INDIVIDUALLY, ABLE TO PERFORM WELL

MOVEMENT (muscles, skeleton, joints)
CIRCULATION (heart, blood vessels, lymph glands)
BREATHING (nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, lungs, blood)
DIGESTION (mouth, esophagus, stomach and intestines, pancreas, liver)
EXCRETATORY (kidneys, urethra, urinary bladder, urethra, skin)
HEAT MODERATION (skin, hair, finger and toe nails)
NERVOUSE SYSTEM (brain, spinal cord, nerve endings)
SENSATION (skin, mucus membrane, eyes, ears, mouth, nose)
ENCDORINE SYSTEM (thyroid gland, adrenal glands, pituitary glands, reproductive glands)

DR. TSUYSOHI CHITOSE

Founder Chito-ryu Karate
Teacher of Mamoru Yamamoto
Founder of Yoshukai Karate

THE PURP0SE OF STUDYING KARATE-DO

   The essence of Karate-do lies in the development of individuals, character development being the main purpose. Karate-do transcends social class, age & fortune and can be mastered by everybody.

   Karate-do is an art that is based upon the study of physiology. Physiology meaning the science dealing with the normal functions of living things & their parts. Initially a way to protect ourselves, Karate-do is one of the most complete forms of physical exercise. Itís aim is to achieve reliable improvements in the functioning of the body.

   First, we must understand how the physiological functioning of our bodies is influenced by Karate-do. It is through Karate-do, which addresses the principles and conditions of physiology, that the results of exercise will become manifest for the first time.

KARATE-DO and PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONING

MOVEMENT Increases flexibility and helps keep the joints limber.
MUSCLES Improves muscle functions by utilizing isometric and isotonic exercises. Isometric meaning strengthening muscles by pressing one part of the body against another; and isotonic meaning contraction muscles under constant tension.
BREATHING The thorax widens and the diaphragm gets pushed down, the volume of the thoracic cavity increases and because the pressure within the cavity changes, air naturally flows in the lungs, which increases lung capacity and allows oxygen Into the blood, which increases energy, another benefit of Karate-do training.
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