Definition of traditional karate

"In traditional karate victory is not an ultimate aim. Tradition karate is an art of self-defence which uses only and in the most efficient way human body. It employs mainly blocking, blowing, punching and kicking techniques?"

(ITKF Statute, Article 1, paragraph 1.3)

Through traditional karate an individual acquires means to develop his mental and physical skills. Thanks to constant search for tech-nical perfection, a person achieves an allround development of his possibilities. There are no limits to search in traditional karate, whereas by aiming at getting higher in sports hierarchy, one only improves one?s technique. The only existing limits are the capability of an individual to increase his abilities and his potential in pursuing new achievements. But one must try to go beyond the limits.