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Take Away...

Take away the name of the martial art.

Take away the name of the style.

Take away the name of the dojo.

Take away the uniform.

Take away the patches and embroidery on the uniform.

Take way the belt.

Take away the patches and embroidery on the belt.

Take away the rank.

Take away the titles.

Take away the certificates.

Take away the organization.

Take away the tournaments.

Take away the trophies and medals.

Take away the demonstrations.

Take away all the external trappings of Karate and what are you left with?

Hopefully, quite a lot! And if you think about it, from a self-defense perspective, none of those things will help you.

So why did I mention those things? Because so many people spend so much time and effort on them, when the most important things in Karate are inside you (your skill, conditioning, and attitude).

Respectfully,

Charles C. Goodin