At a time when there is a general outcry against a lack of discipline, dishonesty, criminal activity and the general breakdown in etiquette, the Slocki-Ryu Karate System proposes to assist in addressing this situation by exposing students (as well as the public at large) to an Oriental tradition which propagates the opposite.
The martial arts are a process which saw the evolution of self-defense systems and the formation and practice of a philosophy that has motivated the general consciousness of Oriental peoples. Around the twelfth century in Japan, Bushido or Code of Honor evolved at a time when it was necessary to inculcate in the Japanese military the need to be committed to the cause of justice and fairness. Around the early seventeenth century, the Okinawans developed a system of unarmed combat (karate) to defend themselves against Japanese invaders. The monks of the Shaolin Temple developed physical routines around the final quarter of the sixth century. The movements were based on the actions of five animals: Dragon, Snake, Crane, Tiger and Leopard. While the motions were intended to assist in the process of meditation, they became useful tactics in defending themselves against the roaming bandits of their era.
Over the years there has been an exchange and intermingling of ideas and approaches. This has resulted in the evolution of various systems in the Martial Arts. In all cases, however, there is the element of tradition which singles out this phenomenon as one of the most remarkable institutions formulated by the human being.
It is this tradition which the Slocki-Ryu System is proposing as a feature in the study of movement education. The Slocki-Ryu System is an extract from a synthesis of thought and action molded over time. That synthesis promotes the development of mind, body and spirit. That development is emphasized in the ritual of kicking, punching and performing other specific movements that lead one to discover the potential within, so as to go beyond the limits of casual existence. It is in this context therefore, that the Slocki-Ryu System is seen as a vital Component to be incorporated in the curriculum of movement education in schools.
Given the necessary support both in terms of human and physical resources to carry out the task, the Slocki-Ryu System will produce disciplined, self-confident and well motivated persons.