UC Berkeley Karate Club
A UCMAP affiliated Club
Facts and Thoughts
"Think not of the Martial Arts as combat alone; it is also the study of peace and seeking the way of peace." Master Hironori Ohtsuka
A collection of useful and interesting documents. Club member who want to contribute something to this page should contact
Kai (kai at berkeley.edu).
Dojo etiquette and belt requirements, as well as japanese commands and words are explained here.
Why practice karate? How has practicing it affected the
lives of its participants? These are some of the stories you will find
A collection of links and materials related to martial arts. In no particular order.
The UC Karate Club has etiquette, protocol, and certain procedures that all its members follow
in the dojo. They are in here.
The UC Karate Club handbook in PDF form. Covers club etiquette, training requirements, warmups and warmdowns, and provides a glossary of terms.
Essential japanese commands and phrases you will encounter during class.
A list of the formal requirements for the different rank promotional exams.
Why Train Karate?
Shin Akiya (now a first degree black belt) wrote a little
something about his experiences in Oyama Karate, a full-contact style.
Eric Shigeno, a second degree black belt who trained at
Cal had these words to share.
Read a (somewhat) humorous narrative about the Funakoshi
tournament that took place in October of 1998.
Read some stories and thoughts about Eric,
a black belt who graduated and left the club, but left indelible marks on those he
Hironori Ohtsuka: Wado-Ryu Karate
The english translation of the master text for the Wado-Ryu style of Karate
has unfortunately been out of print for several years now. Rumour has it that some of the club members
have a copy of this impressive book, so maybe if you ask around, you can catch a glimpse some day.
UC Berkeley Karate Club 2011 *