A series of free talks look at the spirit of victory in sport and martial arts.

  • 3pm - The Olympic Games: The Noble Spirit of Competition
  • 4pm - The Origin of Martial Arts: Understanding the 20 Percepts of Karate as a Moral Code

The Olympic Games – The Noble Spirit of Competition

In 1894 Pierre De Coubertain founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in order to revive a century old tradition having its origins in ancient Greece. The modern Olympic Games were born 2 years later in Athens and have since grown into the world’s largest sporting event.

Let us take a look into the History of this grand gathering of some of the world’s finest athletes, into a few Symbols widely known and bound to the Olympics. Get to know the myths and traditions around the origins. And last but not least we will explore the Olympic creed “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."

Saturday 16th January @ 3pm & 4pm