Who are we?

The Inclusive Karate Federation provides a comprehensive training program that enhances physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Through karate techniques, participants gain coordination, agility, endurance, strength, and speed, fostering overall health and confidence. The inclusive environment promotes social interaction and encourages the development of a harmonious balance in all aspects of life.


What is I-Karate?

Inclusive Karate (I-Karate) aims to integrate individuals with special needs into regular karate training and activities at local karate clubs. Karate, meaning "empty hand," is a self-defense method without weapons. Karatekas utilize their limbs as natural defense and attack tools, requiring speed, concentration, strength, agility, and coordination. The ultimate goal of karate is not victory or defeat but the development of characte


Our goal

In addition to the general public, we focus more specifically on persons with a mental or physical disorder.Our mission is to teach a martial art such as I-Karate with the ultimate goal to change thinking patterns of children and adults with disabilities. We achieve this through personal guidance and continuous assessment. Parents and family members are closely involved in the integration process.



Karate combines physical culture, self-defense, and sports, making it accessible to individuals of all ages and abilities. Emphasis is placed on precise technique and control, minimizing the risk of injury. Frequent and focused training cultivates strength, flexibility, speed, coordination, self-confidence, and self-discipline, positively impacting daily life. Karate's comprehensive training regimen engages the entire body, promoting balance and symmetry. Experts commend karate as an excellent foundation for other sports. Our association advocates for "lifelong karate," encouraging individuals to embark on this journey at any stage of life.


Educational value

Karate offers a valuable psycho-educational balance between energy and thinking, addressing a gap in traditional Western education that prioritizes passive learning over active engagement. This synergy fosters heightened sensitivity, enhanced reflexes, and a harmonious integration of thought and action, aligning with the ethical principles of human existence.


Does martial art also reduce aggression?

The text highlights that contrary to common belief associating martial arts with aggression, numerous studies indicate the opposite. Martial arts have been shown to reduce aggression and instill positive values such as honesty, courtesy, courage, respect, and self-control. These practices help individuals manage emotions, enhance self-esteem, and foster self-discipline, positively influencing behavior and overall well-being. Beyond physical benefits, martial arts provide a sense of community, belonging, and structure, particularly beneficial for young people. The holistic approach to development, covering mental, emotional, and social skills, underscores martial arts as a valuable tool for personal growth and well-being. While findings are mainly self-reported, consistent results across diverse groups and qualitative data support a strong positive link between martial arts, aggression regulation, and education