Special Karate Training Course In Heston

Ichiban Karate is running Special Training Course at Heston Community Sports Hall in west London with Aragane Sensai (8th Dan - Tokyo) on Saturday 27 February 2010 between 1.30pm – 3.45pm.

Online PR News – 11-February-2010 – – "Karate is a bridge for anyone to walk across to help them achieve all the goals which you, as an individual, set for yourself. This may be to pass an examination or to achieve a business goal or to gain mental power to deal with difficulties that life may bring." So says Elena Floris the founder of Ichiban International karate clothing company and Ichiban Karate training clubs.

Karate training is not just about the body; the mind plays a big role of connection. Elena calls it the active ZEN (meditation). When you are moving, the mind is training to acquire the mushin state. "Mu" meaning negation, "Shin" meaning heart, mind, feeling. This is often translated as "no mind/ empty mind." It is a Zen term referring to that state of mental clarity and enhanced perception (sensory and intuitive) known as pure mind, produced by the absence of conscious thought, ideas, judgments, emotion (fear and anxiety), pre-conception, or self-consciousness.

“In karate we are training towards mushin which is so important to technical training,” explained Elena. Through mushin the mind is not absent, but instead is freed. No longer inhibited, slowed, distracted, or clogged, the mind is free to fully perceive, respond and commit to action. The mind is not fixed on anything and is open to everything; it is a mind expanded through the whole body with total awareness of, and focus on, everything.

Elena would like to make Ichiban Karate available to anyone who wants to use it for their own benefit. She has invited Aragane Sensai to run a special training course at the Heston Community Sports Hall on Saturday 27 February 2010. This course is open to everyone. Practitioners at every level can benefit and it will be a fantastic experience.

“Ichiban karate member Pat Hamade says, “Ichiban Karate is a great activity to do together as a family. My son and I really enjoy learning karate together on Saturday mornings. It keeps us fit and also has improved our physical confidence. I think it is also beneficial in terms of learning respect and discipline, and in helping you to focus and concentrate."

Special Course Details:
Where: Heston Community Sports Hall, Heston Road, Heston, Middlesex, TW5 0QR
When: Saturday 27th February 2010, 1.30pm – 3.45pm

There is a 10% discount if you book before the 18th February

For further information telephone Elena Floris on 020 8232 8785 or 07881 823 081
Email: elena@ichibankarate.co.uk
The Ichiban Karate was founded by Elena Floris (formerly Elena Akita) in December 2008.