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"Kara" meaning "empty" and "te" meaning "hand"; thus karate means empty hand. Adding the suffix "-do", meaning "they way", means "The way of the empty hand". We learn to defend and attack using only our bodies, no weapons.

What is Karate-Do?

It is a form of self-defense using all parts of the body, which by hard and systematic training become effective and powerful weapons. True Karate-Do practice is to train the body and spirit, to respect one's training partner, to be practiced with all one's heart and energy, and with humility.

Karate? Not just a way to train fighters

Although Karate is a form of fighting, it will nurture non-aggression in its practitioners. When, through a misunderstanding or lack of guidance, Karate techniques are practiced solely as a fighting method, they cease to be Karate. Nobody needs Karate to learn to fight. Although a Karate-ka is capable of fighting, his training leads him to avoid trouble and provoking hostile situations. This is Karate.

Patience is a quality which a student of Karate-Do will develop. Progress in Karate (unlike that in most sports) tends to be very slow and there is often a desire to give up through disappointment. He who perseveres will always progress no matter how small that progression. This, too is Karate.


This is Hanshi Dozono's creation of a combination of Karate and Tai-Chi which hasĀ a registered trademark since 2013.

It is for self-defense training using striking, twisting and throwing techniques.