Overcoming Fatigue – The Benefits

When a student trains hard in karate, the frontiers of their limitations are gradually pushed forward. Each time they are confronted, the practitioner will be at a more advanced stage of exhaustion. This continued discipline over a long period generates within the karate-ka a strong will. Frequent training and adherence to the guide lines set


The conduct of a karate ka, both inside and outside the dojo, is based upon the same basic ideas and principles. They are not two separate areas. The following points summarise some of the main principles: The highest standards, irrespective of grade A karate a should always be aiming to keep up the very best

The Belt (Obi)

The belt is designed to show the current standard of a karate student. The belt must, of course, reflect a level no higher than the assessed grade of the karate student, as recorded in the licence and Membership Booklet. Once tied around the waist there should be at least 15 cm free on either side

Correct Dress & The Karate Suit

To be properly dressed is a matter of respect to karate-ka’s fellow students, instructor and the martial art itself. An improperly dressed student will not be allowed to train without the express permission of the instructor. The Governing Body lay down certain rules concerning the standard of dress, which are included within the BTKA’s requirements:-