C.A.S.K. Karate: Developing Tomorrow's Leaders
The Cayman Associated Schools of Karate-do were founded by Sensei Greg Reid (8th Dan).
C.A.S.K. runs beginner, intermediate, and black belt programs year round, with students receiving a chance to compete nationally and abroad. The style of karate taught is WADO, which is one of the four largest styles of karate in the world. C.A.S.K. is affiliated with Wado Karate Association of Canada, Shintani Karate-do, ISKF, and WUKO. C.A.S.K. also teaches Cayman's ONLY Tai Chi/Dai Chi Program!
The word “WADO” means “school/way to peace”. The style WADO was created by Hironori Otsuka (1892-1982) in 1934 in Japan. Master Otsuka formed WADO from traditional shurite-type karate from Okinawa, concentrating on the use of light and quick movements in conjunction with hip and body shifting. Master Otsuka also incorporated his earlier jujitsu into WADO Karate.
In North America, the late Master Masaru Shintani was the supreme head for all WADO; C.A.S.K. was under his direct guidance. Master Shintani held a ninth degree black belt, and was Master Otsuka’s senior student. Master Greg Reid is Master Shintani’s successor and is the technical director for Wado Canada.
WADO Karate Association of Canada
CASK Karate now has classes for adults co-ed, women only and children at King's Sports Center in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands under the direct tutelage of Sensei Greg Reid.
C.A.S.K. is also excited to offer Cayman's ONLY Tai Chi/Dai Chi Program! Tai Chi (Chinese slow motion exercise/self defense) will be mixed with Dai Chi (Japanese slow motion exercise/self defense) to compliment each other in this one-hour class. Our class places focus on teaching the concepts of body alignment, breathing, muscle stretching, internal energy (chi) control, self-defense, low impact exercise, mental focus, and meditation.