KARATE makes everything better
The ultimate goal of the Martial Arts is applying it to everyday life. The longer you train, the less likely you are to be involved in a physical confrontation, through a growth in awareness and discipline. The mental lessons of Martial Arts become more and more pertinent: focus, respect, compassion, and humility. Students discover how to apply these skills, letting the lessons in the dojo flood into their lives at home, school and work. These are the signs of a true Martial artist.
A teacher can only open the door. You are the one that must walk through it. Shihan Brian Cyr began training under O’Sensei Richard Kim in 1983. Shihan Cyr’s training has taken him from Canada, to the United States, Brazil, Okinawa, Thailand, and the Shaolin Temple in Hunan China. Shihan Cyr, driven by passion, committed to karate in 1988 when he and his wife, Kim Cyr, opened the first Academy.
The martial arts have not only taught Shihan Cyr physical arts, but philosophical lessons. Shihan continues to complement his studies by blending the Martial Arts and teaching the new generations of Martial Artists. He’s earned his sixth degree black belt in karate and dedicates the majority of his time to training and teaching the martial way of life.
Traditional karate originates from Japan. The circle and color represent the Japanese “Rising Sun”. The roundness represents a continuous journey and constant improvement. The circle’s cut into mountainous peeks and valleys signifying adversity and challenge during the climb towards a goal, and the thrill of accomplishment when reaching it. The mountains have also been stylised to fit the three letters, ‘A M A’.
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