A sport for everyone
Karate: a sport for youngsters ... and all the others
Amongst the members affiliated to the T.S.K. federation, one finds boys and girls, young ones and “less young” ones, men and women from different backgrounds. Regularly practicing karate builds up strength as well as flexibility, for the arms as well as for the legs, left and right. Above all, practicing requires self-discipline and assiduity.
Although karate is a martial art aiming at knowing how to fight with bare hands, during the training, we do not fight against an ‘opponent’ but rather with one or several ‘partners’. Mutual respect is essential and this translates in a particularly strict control of the blows.
The main fight becomes the one we engage against ourselves: overcoming inertia and avoiding the “easy way out”.
This is why we talk about karate-do (“do” literally means the "way"). “Do” is a way of living; by first growing self-confidence for the juniors and further fostering a strong attitude, willpower and self-control for the elderly.