What is Karate?

At the centre of this traditional martial art was originally the defence against an armed attacker with bare hands and feet. Nowadays the focus is on training body and mind. Karate conveys a holistic concept for self-defence, self-control, health and attainment of mental strength. Traditional elements are combined with modern training methods.

What does Karate stand for?

The combination of a centuries-old tradition and state-of-the-art training theory creates a sport that puts as much emphasis on inner strength (mind) as on physical development (body). Central to this are

  • Precision
  • Discipline
  • Respect
  • Strength
  • Endurance
  • Efficiency
  • Dynamism
  • Tradition
  • Culture
  • Friendship


One of the more modern elements of Karate is Sports Karate where  participants compete against each other at tournaments. Apart from 
self-defence and physical training, Sports Karate places a strong 
emphasis on mental strength. While the outcome of a tournament most 
certainly depends on how well participants prepare physically, it just 
as much depends on their mental strength and state of mind.