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  • Mission Statement:

    The Bend Karate Club strives to maintain and preserve Shotokan Karate-do as a traditional martial art.

    We practice budo style Shotokan Karate using the 3 core training concepts of Kata, Kihon, and Kumite. Through humility and continued study, we will continue to develop and refine techniques using good body mechanics.

Our Philosophy:

Karate-do is a means to improve ones life physically and emotionally through training.

The challenges we face and struggles we overcome in the dojo help us to become better people. We make every effort to follow Master Funakoshi’s dojo kun:

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    The ultimate aim of the art of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the characters of its participants.
    - Master Funakoshi
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    Karate begins and ends with respect.
    - Master Itosu
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    Martial arts philosophy is not based on victory or fighting, but rather on finding a way to avoid violence through having the ability to defend yourself, if needed.
    - Master Nishiyama