Benefits of Karate

The word karate derives from a Japanese word meaning empty hand-implying empty of all evil intentions.

  • Karate is refined. It is characterized by the stylized controlled and creative performance of techniques and agility and strength of the body.
  • Karate training is discipline training
  • Karate is fun exhilarating
  • Karate tones the body
  • Karate increases endurance
  • The interactive nature of the sport offers a platform for participants to learn and practice life skill such as humility, mutual respect, sincerity and positive attitude. These together with integrity a code of behavior that includes self-control form the maxims on which karate is based.
  • It is also a pathway of developing the powers of concentration awareness
  • It builds muscle power
  • It promotes flexibility
  • It heightens the overall physical aptitude of the body
  • Mastering karate’s creative movements is a challenge therefore those who take it see karate training and its demands –as a philosophy that adds both meaning and substance to their lives
  • Karate is a character and a confidence builder
  • Affords students the opportunity to reflect upon themselves and their belief attitude and behavior
  • Karate caters for both sexes and all age groups from the age of five upwards
  • Karate is recreational and competitive sports
  • Participants have the opportunity to enjoy and take part in an activity that is suitable not only for an individual, but also for competitive performance
  • Karate teaches listening skills
  • Karate enhances personality
  • Karate training teaches individual to assertive and discourages aggressive and passive behaviors
  • In karate competition participants are evaluated on general performance (physical, mental education, and social ability)
  • Karate training teaches individuals to be strong when faced with real-life opponents
  • It teaches that techniques in isolation are only effective when executed with courage and conviction
  • It teaches that part of making a mind shift including turning crisis into opportunity