Karate is not only a great physical work-out, but is good for mental exercise as well.
People learn karate for many reasons. Some of those reasons are: to develop better self-confidence, to instill discipline, to learn self-defense to prepare for our sometimes hostile world, or to simply get in shape. Karate appears to be the perfect exercise. It can be performed by the young & old, male & female, and in many cases the handicapped person can practice and compete. Physical strength, weight, and body build are of little importance to practicing karate.
The spirit of karate is: Discipline, humility, courage, courtesy, and perseverance. We strive for perfection of character.
The utmost purpose of our training is to eliminate fighting. Karate is a defensive art, with the emphasis being put on self-control. Fighting should be a last resort to protect yourself or your family.
Every movement in karate is designed with a specific purpose. Constant repetition teaches patience and how to overcome any difficulty. The tremendous power one can generate from one’s body should help to develop the self-confidence to meet any opponent, in any situation. Along with effective self-defense, you will practice sparring, forms and weapons; all of which you can compete in against others in sport karate tournaments.
Karate can be quite beneficial in preparing youth, not only in their academic life, but also in taking their future place in society.