SOME COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT KARATE
    1.  What is Karate?  Karate is the ultimate of the unarmed arts.  The word Karate means:  a. Empty hands, b. Chinese hands.  Most people prefer the first definition.  In karate, the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, head, knees, and feet are weapons.  Karate specializes in striking blows and is considered by most experts to be the ultimate in the art of self-defense.  Today karate is a physical art providing excellent exercise that is without equal in developing coordination and agility.  Most of all, it develops self-control, confidence and peace of mind.
    2. Who can learn karate?  Anyone, willing to devote a few hours a week, can learn karate.  Men, women and children of all ages, including those in their “golden years,” can benefit from karate training.
    3.  What will karate do for me?  Karate will not only give you superb physical conditioning, but it also helps you adjust better to life’s everyday problems by unique training in mental-physical coordination and relaxation.
    4. How long will it take to learn karate?  That depends on you – how often you attend class and how hard you work.  You may learn and improve indefinitely. 
    5. What do I wear when I practice?  Karate Gi (uniform).  Gi’s are traditional karate garb.  Until you get one, loose clothing is suggested.  Male students must wear a protective cup and all students must have protective mouthpieces.  Female students should wear breast protectors.
    6. What do the words "Dento Bushido Kai" mean?  Dento: Traditional and/or age-old. Bushido: Samurai Code of Conduct and/or Way of the Warrior. Kai: Organization/Institution.