Karate-do, the "way of the empty hand" is a path to self development. Karate is best known as a method of self-defense, but self-defense is only a by-product of true karate training. Karate-do develops character through constant training; the karate-ka (karate student) learns to sumount any obtacle, tangible or intangible. To fully develop both physically and mentally in karate-do, students must learn to work together for their mutual benefit.
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