Ashihara Karate is considered to be one of the most practical karate systems today. It is a system based on Sabaki, ........ - the combination of defence and offence into one! This strategy of circular movement allows you to use your opponent's power and momentum against him.
It stresses the development of flexibility, power and speed, emphasizing stretching, conditioning and practice. The principles behind the movements one learns, reinforce the essential points for any physical activity - the use of the hips to enhance power (as in throwing or hitting a baseball), keeping one's weight centred and low (as when hitting a tennis ball), and so forth.
Ashihara Karate was developed by the late Karate Kancho Hideyuki Ashihara and this organisation is led by one of his most senior students, Karate Kaicho Hoosain Narker, the Director of Ashihara Karate International.