"On Ko Chi Shin" - Studying The Old Helps Us Better Understand The New

At Brooklin Karate, we teach traditional Karate. Originally developed as an unarmed form of self-defense from the internationally influenced arts of Okinawa, karate is a complete martial arts system that emphasizes strikes, kicks and blocks.

More significantly, karate-do is a way to live ones life. The ultimate aim of karate is to develop students, not only in terms of technique, but also in terms of character. The skills developed will help the student to become more focused, self-confident, self-aware, strategic, pro-active, and disciplined.


In addition to strong basic techniques, students will practice advanced techniques upon the foundation that they have created. Basics are critical not only because punches, kicks and blocks are the most essential elements of effective self-defense, but also because their development results in the improvement of balance, coordination, reflex, timing, power, and focus.