Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31, No. 25. October 8, 1968
Karate is not a sport but a way of life.
Derived from the Zen religion, it is a search for enlightenment and perfection, achieved through meditation and very hard physical training.
One of the most active clubs on the campus all year round, it meets two nights a week and Saturday afternoons.
Karate is based on focus— an assimilation of the mental and physical powers to enable the exponent to put maximum effort into any one action.
To the casual observer this is most evident in tameshawari (breaking techniques) where the concentration involved is apparent.
However, breaking materials, although spectacular to watch, is not a major part of karate and is rather a means for the exponent to test his ability.
The club is affiliated to the Kyokushiakai Karate-Do and follows Japanese training methods as closely as possible.
Bob McCallum, 76 Pembroke Rd., ph. 27-020 (H), 50-124 (B); Warren Sharrock, 52 Richmond Ave, Karori, ph. 74-753.