What is Karate-do
Briefly, Karate-do means to seek the path of individual improvement.
The attitude to valuing courtesy shows the difference between various types of fighting techniques and Budo. In Budo the respect to courtesy is the main basis for technical acquisition.
Those who practice Karate-do harden their mind and body to overcome all sorts of life challenges.
The ultimate goal in Karate is not to beat the opponent with a kick or a punch. It cannot be called Karate-do until one puts the state of mind over the technical aspect, which only can be achieved through courtesy.
Define a Karate-do
The ultimate aim of Karate as a martial art is not limited to only victory or defeat. It helps to face all tangible and intangible challenges to improve character through hard practice.
Systematic conditioning of hands and feet turn them into forceful weapon of an empty-handed self-defense art, which allows karateka to ultimately put the enemy under control with one punch or kick.
Every motion in karate presupposes mastering all sorts of body movements in any possible direction along with ability to stretch and bend as well as being able to jump and keep perfect balance.