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International Federation of Karate

The International Federation of Karate was established in 1992 by Hanshi Steve Arneil, and has branches throughout the world.  Its purpose is to promote Karate on an international basis whilst still maintaining the individual countries own ideals, independence and philosophy.

The International Federation's badge has as its central symbol a rising wave.  This symbol is taken from Saiha Kata.

This wave symbolises the fact that no matter how great a task of problem before you - with determination and perseverance you can rise and overcome all obstacles.


The Route to Power in Karate

In order to generate applied power effectively, the student must understand the various steps of progressive development, explained briefly below:


The student should have a good theoretical and practical knowledge of the Karate stances and techniques


This is the means by which the student controls the actual body position of his or her body when it is both stationary and moving.


This is what enables the student to execute the various techniques with controlled balance in a given position.


The student can develop form by executing all the techniques with good position, balance and co-ordination


This is where the student increases the rhythm of performance without any loss of form.


Power is the strengthening of the techniques.


Having successfully understood and developed all the above steps, the student will reach a stage, through constant repetition, whereby the techniques become a natural movement.


The student should not rush this learning process and should, as far as possible, establish and understand each individual movement.


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