Purpose and objectives of the Ballarat Karate Club

1. To preserve and teach karate as a martial art, based on the history, traditions and culture of Okinawan (Shorin Ryu Matsumura Seito) Karate – Do.

2. To promote karate as a martial art rather than a sporting art. With the emphasis placed on participation rather than competition.

3. To develop respect for each other and the wider community by utilizing the principles and philosophies that karate – do teaches.

4. To make our art available to all members of the community, to encourage their participation and to expand their knowledge and understanding of Okinawan shorin ryu karate.