Welcome to the Matsubayashi-ryu Spain website.
Our main objective is to follow the “Way” of Karate-do conceived as an art.
Zen as well as martial arts may lead us towards the spirit of the way. A martial art is not something we do or learn, it is what we are.
Etymologically, Karate-do means: Kara=empty, te=hand, do=way. Therefore, Karate-do means the empty hand way or the way without weapons.
Training is intense and calm, providing good physical conditioning in serenity. It is suitable for men and women of all ages.
Using martial techniques, our mind and body work together in complete relaxation. Our source of energy comes from the “Hara” (area surrounding our centre of gravity), so as to flow as energy coming from a unit.
The objective is to develop real mindfulness with the ability to capture our energy flow in relation to our opponent. On the basis of constant repetition we can perform this exercise without thinking (”no-mind”) which gives us balance and wisdom.