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MARTIAL ARTS

Kyokushinkai Karate

YOUNG Darryl McLaughlin travels south on September 22 for his first foray onto the big stage. Darryl is taking part in the Cadet section (16 and 17-year-olds) of the British Open and Cup of Europe event which is in Crawley, England. Club coach Iain Rodger will be mat side with Darryl at the tournament. The last couple of weeks leading up to this he will be focusing on stamina and movement to avoid the risk of injury this close to the competition.

The Kyokushinkai club in Oban has a small core of dedicated students who work hard week upon week. A word often heard in the Kyokushin dojo is ‘osu’ which is a contraction of the Japanese words ‘oshi shinobu’ which means to ‘push and endure’; this is one of the most important philosophies in Kyokushin Karate and carries over into everyday life. Kyokushin training makes a person physically and mentally stronger inside and outside of the dojo.

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