“The ultimate aim of Karate-do lies not in victory nor defeat but in the perfection of the character of its participant.” – Gichin Funakoshi
The Bilkent University Shotokan Karate Dojo offers the opportunity to study and receive training in traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate. The course aims to teach karate in a safe and disciplined environment focusing is on self-development, fitness and self-defense.
The physical and mental benefits of this art form have been recognized worldwide. Through physical training, a student learns that emotions control the physical body. Karate is the mastering of the body, the mind and the emotions. It creates self-confidence in one’s ability to stop an opponent with a single finishing blow. Such confidence leads to stable emotions. Stable emotions eliminate negative emotions, to the benefit of physical and mental health.
Traditional karate tournaments maintain the original techniques and spirit of the ancient martial art of karate and judge the participants based on a balance of technique, control and ability to finish a real-life opponent with a single blow. Participants fight at full strength, stopping a potential blow or kick within centimeters of their opponent. This combination of power and control takes years to develop and perfect.
NOTE: For detailed information about Bilkent’s Shotokan Karate Dojo, you can visit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BilkentKarate
Dr. Ahmed Kamal Ali, 1st degree Black Belt
Instructor, Department of Architecture
290-2590 or 290-1993
Time: Saturdays, 9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Place: Dormitories Sports Hall
Fee: 50 TL