Under the Guidance of Hanshi 10 Dan Nobuo Ichikawa
Karatedo is a martial art in which a person learns to defend himself or herself. As an art, it goes beyond the fighting aspect into all areas of life. It promotes good health, inner tranquillity, and brings balance to one’s life in general. It deepens the ability to concentrate and creates an open awareness of one´s environment.
Karatedo Doshinkan offers each person a space for continuous individual development. There are no competitions or sparring matches.
Every class may have a different focus. Elements of the classes include: basic movements of attack and defense, kata, partner training, stretching, conditioning, training with weapons, throwing and falling, etc.
Through observing and imitating, every student incorporates the lesson. By coordinating movement and breath, fluctuating body tension and relaxation, one finds a balance of body and soul.
The honbu dojo (central location) is in Vienna, Austria. Hanshi N. Ichikawa teaches here. Guests from all over the world come to train with him, and he leads international trainings in various locations every year.
It is possible to start training at any time. There are no prerequisites to begin, other than being prepared and eager to enter new ground.