We are very involved in Karate as a Sport
Sport Karate is for all students of all ages and is tournament training for competition. We promote tournament participation because it prepares our students for those moments in life where they will have to be prepared for public speaking, competing for a spot on a team or a position at work.
Karate as a sport adds to the attention to detail, hard work, focus and dedication it takes to move through the ranks in class.Karate can be practiced as an art (budō), self defense or as a combat sport. … Karate classes place emphasis on exercise and competition. Weapons are an important training activity in some styles of karate. Karate training is commonly divided into kihon (basics or fundamentals), kata (forms), and kumite (sparring).
The martial arts movies of the 1960s and 1970s served to greatly increase the popularity of martial arts around the world, and in English the word karate began to be used in a generic way to refer to all striking-based Asian martial arts. Karate schools began appearing across the world, catering to those with casual interest as well as those seeking a deeper study of the art.