The International Karate-Do Organisation (IKO) Group Australia is an
organization committed to teaching and promoting traditional Japanese Karate to
both males and females of all ages.
The ancient military art (Budo) was originally concerned with preparing men for
battle. Today, Karate is a means of self defence as well as a system of learning
that provides one with a tool for self improvement through the unification of
the mind, body and spirit.
As a physical art, Karate is almost without equal. Karate is highly dynamic and
makes a balanced use of a large number of body muscles. Karate provides an
excellent all-round exercise that develops coordination and agility and helps
improve balance, strength, stamina, flexibility and posture. Karate can also
enhance weight loss and improve muscle tone. It is a common belief by most
practitioners that karate increases longevity and helps prevent diseases.
Mentally, karate can improve confidence and self-esteem. It can also assist one
in stress management and improve concentration and willpower. As a spiritual
art, karate brings balance, peace and wisdom to the most dedicated
Affiliated with IKO Group Japan, IKO group Australia is committed to attaining
and promoting the traditional spirit of this ancient military art (Budo).