Karate practices benefit the student in all areas of their life. It is not an end, but a means to an end. Karate encourages proficiency and the keen coordination of mind and body. It is an activity in which advancing age is not a hindrance.
It strengthens the mind, develops composure, a clearer thought process, deeper insight into one’s mental capabilities, and more self-confidence.
It strengthens the entire body, improves coordination, quickens reflexes, builds stamina and overall health.
It values courtesy, integrity, humility, justice, honor, and self-control.