welcome to paul pears karate
YU KANG DO has all the Traditional values of a Martial Art and is perfect for anyone wanting to learn Self-defence. Founded in 2008 and below is a brief description of its meaning...
유 Yu - is the concept of [Soft] unrelenting motion, like flowing water. Water is soft yet it can erode the strongest of rocks. Water moves in perpetual motion, unrelenting and constantly seeking a path. It rounds angular edges and conserves energy by conserving momentum, maximizing on its powerful energy.
캉 Kang - is the concept of [Hard], like rock or steel. Without a strong foundation, there is no stability, form or longevity. It also has to do with determination of will, never giving in nor yielding, but always staying focused at the task in hand.
도 Do - is the [Way] or [Way of Life]. Martial Arts training will change the way you move and the way that you think. Anyone practicing our Martial Art, will have a more optimistic and a happier outlook on their life. There are no problems….. Only answers! You do not have to be fit or flexible, that will come with time and the right teaching and training.
We have Adults and Children (from 6 years of age) in our classes and it is where families can train together, as it is one of the few activities that the whole family can do, all at the same time. Regardless of ability, age or fitness levels, Yu Kang Do is achievable and very rewarding!
I believe the two most important things in life that a person can learn and especially children, are... Learn how to swim and learn a Martial Art! Both can save your life and are especially beneficial for your health.
-Master Paul Pears 6th Dan-