What is "Real Karate"?
|Guisecliff, North Yorkshire|
It is extremely hard work convincing people that any karate is good for them, on its very basic level, it is exercise, it tones and uses all the muscles in the body. It helps to build strength in muscles, it helps to gain lung capacity, it helps to make the mind strong.
So why do people ask is it "real karate"? Our 'karate' is known as Kong Sudo which means the same as karate.
I do not believe in "real karate", there is no such thing. The word Kara (Empty) te (hand) is a fighting system from Okinawa. The Oxford Dictionary says "An oriental system of unarmed combat using the hands and feet to deliver and block blows, widely practised as a sport