Raymond Ata

Renchi - 6th Dan Black Belt

Owner and operator of The Harmony Martial Arts Center. Raymond is a Renshi (6th Dan) instructor, certified through the International Karate Association, World Budo Federation, and Hachi-O-Kai Karate Do, and Director of International Relation. He teaches self defence techniques connecting karate Do to other martial arts and sports. He was promoted to Renshi by Kancho Takemasa Okuyama 10th Dan (world renowned master and universal peace keeper).

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Raymond is constantly training in the special Masters classes taught by Kancho to achieve higher levels and better himself, so he may pass his knowledge along to our students. Karate is a martial art which was developed in Japan after many centuries of evolution in the orient. It is an art that requires a great deal of both mental and physical discipline from its students. It is considered to be one of the finest forms of exercise in practice today. The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in winning the fight, but rather in the perfection of the students character.

Karate Grading

As in all traditional Japanese arts, the object of Karate is found in the way in which people strive to develop themselves through the systematic training of their mind, body and spirit to the height of human potential. Karate is manifested in the expression of power and movement; its method is the disciplined use of the entire body; its means are the defensive movements of blocking, striking, punching and kicking. Thus Karate is not merely a form of self-defense. It is also a method of self-awareness. The complete mental control required to master the physical movements, and the effort and discipline put forth in the harmonizing of the mind and body, lay the foundation for the development of good citizenship and strong character. Karate is an art which can benefit all.