Bare feet running on these bumpy concrete tiles allow for conditioning of the feet severely. A must for one who practices Kyokushin.
"When your feet are strong you are prepared to stand up to anything"
An evening session. Sessions are conducted everyday throughout the week, alternating between mornings and evenings.
A meeting held at Cartman for residents to speak out in a forum based space.
The crowd getting restless in a final deciding match of an event.
The matting laid out neatly for fighting sessions.
Sensei Ravi Carvalho refereeing a start of a match at the central activity arena of the Cartman Park.
About three punching bags are lined up for students to not keep them waiting for their turn.
This a botanical park, meaning many of the species of flora here are named in their latin and local names. A lot of research has gone into creating a lung space with an educative standpoint. Very few parks in the city cater to educating the general public apart from the larger and more well know Lalbagh and Cubbon Park.
The 'makiwara' Hard like a stone. Serious individuals go up to the extent of spending hours on this bag bearing the pain. This ultimately hardens the body to absorb impact with ease.
An evening class.
The "tonfas" lined up on the floor after a 'weapon-training' session.
The main stage of the Cartman Dojo. Where several rigorous training sessions take place. This is the podium place.
The awards ceremony after an event at the podium arena.
Few of the practice pads scattered by the students after a training session.
One of the two halls which is spacious to enable intense indoor training sessions.
The arena neatly accommodates a large crowd enough for people to witness live events such as these.
Exercise equipments being used by few students at the dojo.
The hall at the top has enough cross-ventilation to keep the training intense and recycles energy.
Sensei Ravi Carvalho's office and second home.
A student confronting the 'makiwara' with bare legs and hands.
Weights help in the overall strength of a fighter. Adequate training routines should involve these workouts. Few important exercise equipments are being made available for the students and fighters.
The winding pathways within the park.
These mats are specially procured to handle impacts & falls during training sessions involving fights, conditioning and stamina building.
In order to learn how to fight, you need to fight.