Karate has developed from a need to survive and thus we are entrusted with a legacy not to be disregarded. Never allow techniques developed out of life and death situations to become a show or performance. Always reflect back to the origins when training, using sober thought to develop character, humbleness, respect and etiquette. These values are to be emphasised over technique.
Karate is predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open hand techniques
Karate can be practiced as an art, as a sport, as a combat sport, or as self defense training. Traditional karate places emphasis on self-development. Modern Japanese style training emphasizes the psychological elements incorporated into a proper attitude such as perseverance, fearlessness, virtue, and leadership skills. Sport karate places emphasis on exercise and competition.