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Our Philosophy

What is budo karate?

Budo karate is karate that focuses not only on strengthening the body, but also on cultivating the mind and forging a resolute spirit. It is karate which stresses self-improvement and seeks the perfection of character. Without budo, karate becomes just another method of sport, or worse yet, a barbaric form of fighting. However, by training in budo karate and sharing the hard experiences encountered in the dojo (training hall) we learn to be steadfast, respectful, and empathetic. We use karate as a vehicle for transformation -- to strip away ego, fear, and indifference and in its place leave humility, courage, and compassion.

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