Traditional karate is a complete way of life that builds character and the only game
is of life and death, when taught correctly. In Japanese, Traditional Karate
practitioners are called karateka and the martial arts competition are called shiai
(she-eye), which means "test each other" or "mutual tryout". This differs
significantly from the usual idea of sports competition. Shiai means to test one's
personal level of attainment through the use of mutual engagement.
Victory itself is not the ultimate objective of the Traditional Karate competition; the
shiai is one of the many methods of Karate training. It is a means for the karateka
to test his or her ability by entering into a serious combat situation governed by
strictly established rules of conduct.
AS A PHYSICAL FITNESS METHOD AND FORM OF ATHLETIC COMPETITION,
KARATE TODAY ENJOYS AN EVER-WIDENING POPULARITY. AS AN
EFFECTIVE METHOD OF SELF-DEFENSE, IT HAS ATTAINED WORLDWIDE
ATTENTION AND ADMIRATION !
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Imagine an individual capable of fully using the human body's physical and mental
skills to such a degree that the highest human development is made possible. This is
the goal that all karate practitioners strive to attain. As such, karate is not simply a
series of punching, kicking, blocking and self-defense techniques. Karate is an art
that through its application, promotes mental and physical human development.
It is easy to gain superficial knowledge about any martial art and then imitate it.
The danger in this, is that it disregards development and the imitation becomes far
less than the original, first artistically and then technically. Unfortunately there are
so-called karate instructors marketing karate, with little knowledge of what they are
actually teaching. This degrades all karate and promotes false confidence.
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