March 1990

What karate means to me

by: Sensei Lincoln

I have had a lot of ups and downs whilst studying karate, but I think the ups have outweighed the downs quite convincingly.
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January 1992

What karate means to me

by: Edwin Ten

To me, karate means many things. Since I first started karate six years ago, I have grown, in more ways than one. I look at things now, in a different perspective viewpoint, due to the continual expansion of my knowledge. Therefore the meaning of karate to me now, is much different to that of mine, six years ago. My first impression of karate was strongly influenced by martial arts films. From years of training, I have come to understand that karate is much more than just fighting and killing.
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December 1999

What karate means to me

by: Suraj Fernando

Karate helps control one’s body, mind, and spirit. It took me seven years to find out that the dojo is where one is able to polish one’s spirit, make decisions, and learn important lessons.
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September 2007

What karate means to me

by: Troy Aquilina

I now believe that karate is a life long journey of self discovery and personal development that is achieved by training the body to perform tasks that it would not normally be able to do.
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September 2007

What karate means to me

by: Asanka Silva

Spirit of Karate has helped me to become a better son, better partner, better nephew, a better brother, and a better friend. In fact a better person!
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September 2008

What karate means to me

by: Marc Del Cimmuto

Without Karate I would be lost. It is a source of fitness for me and a great place for me to chill. It has made me a better person and made me realise that I am just as good or sometimes even better than the next person.
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October 2009

What karate means to me

by: Nicole Georgiadis

Looking to the future I am very excited to move into the next stage of my karate journey. I know I have a long way to go and things will not always be easy.
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October 2011

What Karate Means To Me

by: Paige McDowell

I can barely imagine my life without karate, and with the unproductive things I would do with all my spare time. I’m so glad I did stick with karate. It has taught me so much, and there is still so much to learn. I know black belt is just the beginning of my journey through karate and through life.
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October 2011

What Karate Means To Me

by: Kimberley Johnston

I think I am finally beginning to know and understand myself. I am beginning to more clearly formulate ideas about what I care about and what’s important to me, and I am becoming more confident in myself, my choices and my abilities.

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October 2011

What Karate Means To Me

by: Adam Blanche

My understanding of karate was very shallow when I first started - I thought karate just involved kicks, punches, blocks and sparring. I didn't know anything about the philosophical side of karate; I didn't know that one even existed. read more...

January 2012

Japan Trip 2011

by: Suraj Fernando

I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to travel to Japan with Shihan and Vicki in May 2011 to train with Sensei Tsubamoto and the Sensei's in Japan. I guess it's not often in your life you are given the opportunity to train with the Grandmaster of your style.

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January 2012

Japan Trip 2011

by: Vicki Katte

Sunday was training from 9-12. Sensei had organised training at a school gymnasium. Plenty of room, and mirrors-but it was very hot. We each had help with our chosen Kata.
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October 2015

What karate means to me

by: Jacob Vella

Karate is more than learning how to defend yourself in a situation or learning how to fight. There are a lot more things which are important to me which come with karate as a whole.
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October 2015

What karate means to me

by: Laura Soteriou

I cannot imagine my life without karate. It is now very much part of my life and I look forward to attending class every week. It makes me be more open minded and I'm not scared to try new things.
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October 2015

What karate means to me

by: Jerome Vella

Karate for me means, to defend myself if I get in battle, to learn techniques and use them in battle and to have confidence and don't be scared.
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What karate means to me

by: Sean Carville

Some people refer to karate as ‘’a way of life’’. To me, karate is more ‘’a part of life’’. It is a part of who we are, we don’t choose it, it chooses us.
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October 2016

What karate means to me

by: Erjan Rustim

I decided to take up karate so I could learn how to defend myself and become a better person.
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October 2016