We teach Kyokushin Karate in a traditional Japanese manner and most times the instructions will be given in Japanese language, then explained in English.
Kyokushin Karate has a Dojo etiquette, this is based on traditional Kyokushin practice which requires these Japanese commands.
Students will learn what the Japanese terminology means. It may be a bit confusing in the beginning, but gradually they soon start to understand single words, and then over time, more and more of the terminology. It is one of the skills we offer as part of the package and students will learn more of a second language also each training session. This and common courtesy is a very important aspect of training which will maintain Kyokushin Karate in its traditional form.
For more information re these skills, please see Terminology & Etiquette link which will show you the translations of the vast majority of Japanese terminology used in the Dojo.
A true Karate-ka should be humble and polite at all times !!!