Karate involves mastering set sequences and performing these independently. Practitioners grow in self confidence as these moves are mastered over time.
SELF DISCIPLINE & FOCUS
Progression in Karate requires focus and self discipline in the dojo. This impacts on other aspects of the karateka's life. For children, it improves concentration in the classroom and helps build decision making skills.
SELF DEFENCE AWARNESS
As a result of practising Karate, practitioners develop a strong sense of physical and mental awareness so that they are mentally alert and are able to make clear decisions for their personal protection in challenging situations should the need arise.
GENERAL HEALTH & WELLBEING
For adults, the repetition of drills improves the memory and sequencing. Regular stretching and deep breathing exercises improves circulation and general well being. Progressing through the ranks gives most adults a renewed sense of well being and self esteem.
A SENSE OF BELONGING
A Karate Dojo promotes a sense of belonging as all ranks work together.