Karate is the most popular martial art in the world. According to the WKF, there are more than 100 million Karate practitioners globally.
Whatever your self-defense needs and interests, whatever your age and physical ability, there is a program for you. Regular practice transforms you into a completely different person with discipline, confidence, humbleness, patience, resiliency, and inner fortitude which can help us psychologically to mindset. It can help us to divert from stress and other life problems and will help us to cope with our fears in a better way.
Karate-Do, the full version of Karate, comes from three Japanese characters, “kara,” “te,” and “do.” Literally, they can be translated as “empty,” “hand,” and “way.” In other words, the literal translation of Karate from Japanese is “the way of the empty hand.”
Many people who practice Karate do it for both the physical workout and the self-defence benefits. The more a student practices Karate, the stronger and more agile they become. Karate is actually a great cardio workout as well as a muscle-building and toning exercise. If you do Karate, there’s not much need for other types of exercise in your life.