A leading sport

  • Reasons to be Olympic
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    KARATE IS A POPULAR COMBAT SPORT

    Leader among sports federations and practitioners. Leader in broadcasting and media communication. When combat sport is mentioned, KARATE immediately jumps to mind.

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    YOUTH COMPRISES 65% of KARATE PRACTITIONERS WORLDWIDE

    KARATE is spectacular and dynamic, and thus attractive to youth.

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    ECONOMIC VOLUME AT GRASSROOTS LEVEL

    KARATE generates high economic impact at the grassroots as well as the high-performance level.

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    SPECTACULAR SPORT

    KARATE competitions are passionate, dynamic, courteous and thus attractive to the public.

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    Over 10 MILLION ATHLETES AND 100 MILLION PRACTITIONERS

    Few sports can attract such high participation levels among practitioners and athletes as KARATE.

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    ACTIVE AND LOYAL GRASSROOTS INVOLVEMENT

    Over 500 KARATE events per week around the world.

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    UNIVERSAL SPORT

    KARATE requires only the will, effort and a floor. Because KARATE transcends economic and social status, anyone can become involved.

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    KARATE BUILDS SOCIAL INTEGRATION

    Lifelong practice of humility, mutual respect, rejection of violence, physical health and emotional control ensures that KARATE practitioners become good role models and ethical citizens.

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    KARATE CARES FOR ITS ATHLETES

    Awareness and the constant fight against doping makes KARATE a fair and safe sport.

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    CORPORATE SUPPORT

    Corporate sponsors find the proportion of youth involved in KARATE and its values very attractive. High potential for corporate visibility through apparel and equipment marketing.

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    KARATE IS FOR ALL

    Karate is integrative, practiced worldwide in all cultures and nations. Disability is not an obstacle and a specific body type is not required.

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    GENERAL BELIEF THAT KARATE IS ALREADY OLYMPIC

    Sport KARATE has grown up to become universal and a leader among combat sports. KARATE, with millions of followers and exemplary values is READY FOR the OLYMPIC CHALLENGE.

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    KARATE IS GLOBALLY ORGANIZED

    185 National Federations ensure the growth and development of KARATE at all levels in worldwide societies.

  • Social Benefits
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    Social Integration

    One of the key elements that defines Karate is respect for others. Practitioners consider themselves equal whatever their social or economisc background, culture, language or gender may be.

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    Fairness and Humility

    Karate practitioners are noble; not only do they learn to see the sport as a competition, they also consider it a lifelong practice in wich all are equal and help each other attain their goals.

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    Physical and Mental Balance

    Karate practice teaches control of agressiveness and violence, overcoming shyness and improving confidence. Psychomotor capacity is improved through coordination of movement, synchronisation and reflexes.

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    Rejection of violence

    Practising Karate implies learning to control one’s strength. This sport penalises contact. Violence is not part of Karate.

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    Overcoming Difficulties

    Karate provides the will to overcome and to respect others. Practising Karate strengthens the spirit wich prepares people to deal with obstacles and difficulties in everyday life.

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