Nepali Full Contact Karate
Part of I.B.O.
Uniform / Phosak
The traditional uniform in which we train is called a phosak. The following emblems can be found on this uniform:
- Chest: Buddhakado (phonetic transcription) in Newari
- Right sleeve: Nepali flag & your country of registration
- Left sleeve: Kandu, emblem of the organisation & its ethics
- Back: King Dragon, the protector.
seto peti ma kalo dharko
nilo peti ma khairo ek dharko
khairo peti ma seto ek dharko
khairo peti ma seto duï dharko
khairo peti ma seto tin dharko
2nd & 3rd taha
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4th & 5th taha
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6th > 9th taha
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Greeting / Namaste
Placing hands against eachother with elbows in a straight line, we greet by saying Namaste.
We do this when seeing a fellow Buddhakado-dai, when stepping on the mat, when a Guru steps in the room and when finalizing the lesson.
- Greeting to Buddha.
- Greeting to all Gurus that have a relation with the specific kelne thau (dojo/club), present or not.
- Again greeting to Buddha.
- Greeting to present Gurus.
And finalize by shaking hands (double > respectfully), saying dhanyabad (thank you > for the training) to all.
Grading - Belts / Darja - Peti
As most of the eastern martial arts, there is a system of grading.
Here is an overview of the different colours of belts (peti)
And also, the different grading once black belt has been obtained.