What is Karate About?

Eight virtues demonstrated, learned, and understood by our students:

Eight virtues demonstrated, learned, and understood by our students:

Eight virtues demonstrated, learned, and understood by our students:

  • MODESTY To be humble, not to show-off…   
  • COURTESY Being polite, showing kindness to others…   
  • INTEGRITY Truth, choosing to do the right thing…   
  • COMPASSION A deep awareness of and sympathy for others…   
  • GRATITUDE To be thankful for, and to appreciate all that we have…   
  • SELF CONTROL Maintaining discipline over your emotions, actions, and words…   
  • PERSEVERANCE To never give up…   
  • INDOMITABLE SPIRIT The humble energy we have inside us that keep us going…  

Benefits of Karate:

Eight virtues demonstrated, learned, and understood by our students:

Eight virtues demonstrated, learned, and understood by our students:

Basically, Karate consists of three related areas:   


  1. Training of the body to include flexibility, strength, endurance and speed.
  2. Training of the mind to include intense concentration, awareness, emotional discipline, confidence and stress management.   
  3. Training in self-defense to include timing, distancing, accuracy, techniques of blocking, counter attacking and the physiological principles of competition and practical self-defense.   


These traits are developed through a series of exercises which include kata or forms, kumite (prearranged fighting), drill, bunkai (kata application) and much more. All of these assist each student to become confident, self-controlled and physically conditioned.