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Character: Seek Perfection of Character This means that the art of karate is more than just physical. All beginners, especially the young, should be taught the importance of character building through discipline and rigorous training. For the beginner, the character building process begins with perfecting techniques through repetition...
Loyalty: Be Faithful To be faithful is a strong samurai tradition and an extension of the Confucius influence on the family and martial arts. The faith to be shown is in your sensei and dojo...
Effort: Endeavor To endeavor means complete dedication and commitment necessary to achieve mastery of the art. In no case is mastery possible without strenuous effort and sacrifice on the part of the practitioner....
Etiquette: Respect Others Respect for others is an important part of the Japanese and Okinawan culture therefore common to the martial arts. Gichin Funakoshi stressed that karate begins and ends with etiquette. He also stated that without courtesy there is no dojo. This is a reflection of the formal nature of the Japanese people...
Control: Refrain From Violent BehaviorA trained fighter is a person with a fierce competitive spirit and great strength so it is unfair to use it against an untrained person. The karate-ka´s spirit is unbeatable and must use his knowledge only for the sake of justice. A person of character can walk away from a fight because he is in control of his emotions...
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"Karate begins and ends with respect."

Master Anko Itosu

Welcome to the Saint Lucia Shotokan Karate Association (SLSKA)


We are proud to offer you, your child or ward a unique and exciting experience in the art of ISKF Shotokan Karate.

The Saint Lucia Shotokan Karate Association (SLSKA) is responsible for the promulgation and perpetuation of ISKF Shotokan Karate-do in St. Lucia. The main purpose is to encourage the sound development of its members so that they may benefit physically, morally and spiritually from the art of karate-do.

We hope that the information contained therein, will provide you with a wider understanding of some of the operations of our organization(s). Should you decide to allow yourself/child or ward the benefits of participating in the study of the art of ISKF Shotokan karate-do, we are confident that you will not find a more enriching way of life both mentally and physically.


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