What is karate ?
Today I would like to do a continuation to the article that I did to you, not long ago where I told you: "Karate is a sport":
I explained to you why, for me, our practice is a sport.
Now, after many comments, I would like to add that Karate is not just a sport.
In the previous article, I explained to you, in detail, why, for me, it's a sport.
If you have not read it, it is here.
Everyone will be able to say that karate is first this or first of all. For me, sport does not come first when I talk about karate. But it's still a sport.
I told you that I do not find it normal when you see comments that say that karatekas do not practice a sport but rather a martial art.
We must not stick that one label to our discipline.
Art of warriors
For me, karate is a way of life. It is said to be a martial art because martial comes from war. The question of whether karate is an art of war is discussed.
Moreover, I had an article on this topic here. We can debate this at length. Still, karate is a sport of both combat and self-defense. So, there is the war side in it. We are warriors. We are budokas.
Exactly for me, it's an art of living because life is like a fight. By applying the virtues of karatekas in your life, you make your life a struggle. As a warrior, you will fight and progress in your everyday life thanks to the virtues of karatekas.
Master Funakoshi said "Karate-Do is a philosophy, an attitude in front of and a look at life and the world. "
Follow his example and export what you learned to karate, broadcast it outside the Dojo. It's not specifically for karate training but also for your life, work and friends. All the virtues we learn in karate are to be shared with everyone: heart, courtesy, generosity, humility, loyalty, friendship, courage, dignity, sincerity, serenity, honor and perseverance.
Export them outside. You are not karateka in Dojo, you are karateka everywhere.
Method to progress
It is also a philosophy that can help you progress by changing certain habits that make you stagnate.
You must set goals and you must really believe in them and persevere to achieve them. Have this attitude of progress and ambition then the desire to succeed in your life as the dojo. What I like about karate, even if some criticize the history of yellow belts, oranges, etc., is that it allows to see the steps that must be mounted. Then, after the black belt, you continue to climb, to progress, and that, you find it also in his life. Throughout your life, you must set goals and then progress to reach your goals.
So karate is an art of living, a martial art and also a sport.
I made you a video that takes all this:
If you liked this article, do not hesitate to post it on social networks. Share with all your friends, even if they are not karatekas, to show them that karate is good and for them to come to a Dojo to practice with you.
Give me your opinion in the comments. I can not wait to read you.
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