The result of true karate is natural, effortless action, and the confidence, humility, openness and peace only possible through perfect unity of mind and body. This is the core teaching of Zen, the basis of Bushido, and our philosophy.
Testing or evaluation is important to martial artists of many disciplines who wish to determine their progression or own level of skill in some specific contexts.
Various forms and sparring are commonly used in martial art exhibitions and tournaments. Some competitions pit practitioners of different disciplines against each other.
Full-contact sparring or competition, where strikes are not pulled but thrown with full force as the name implies, has a number of differences from light contact sparring.
Martial arts have crossed over into sports when forms of sparring become competitive, becoming a sport in its own right that is dissociated from the original combative origin.
Martial arts training aims to result in several benefits to trainees, such as their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Spiritually-oriented and health-oriented.