“The ultimate aim of the art of Karate lies not in the victory or defeat, but in the perfection of character of its participants.“
—Master Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of modern day Karate
The Athens Karate Club helps students to develop the skills of self-defense through training, and consequently they increase their self-confidence, self-awareness, and self-image. Shotokan Karate teaches its students to seek perfection of character, be faithful, endeavor, respect others, and refrain from violent behavior. This is our creed, or “dojo kun”.