Training in Japanese Karate-do develops the whole human being, physically and mentally.
Through long-term, dedicated training the student learns to develop and unite:
Shin (mind) - Gi (technique) - Tai (body)
This is tradition-based Karate-do that offers not only self-defense applications, but also improves overall health, discipline, and self-awareness.
Traditional Japanese Karate-do does NOT engage in extravagant demonstrations or board breaking, and is NEITHER sport Karate nor mixed martial arts.
Founder, Shotokan Karate-do
"The ultimate aim of karate lies neither in victory
nor defeat, but in the perfection of the
character of its participants."
Founder, Shindo Jinen Ryu Karate-do
“Karate aims to build character, improve human behavior, and cultivate modesty; it does not, however, guarantee it.”
For those new to Budo (martial ways) and/or Karate-do, these two excellent videos from Karate Sweden
give insight into what it means to train in traditional Japanese Karate-do.
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