Karate at St. Francis'

Merits of adopting Karate:

Karate, the art of self defence, has multi-dimensional benefits. It adds to the child’s total wellbeing, both psychological and physical. While the physical aspects of exercise and Martial Arts training improve your child’s general health, it likewise improves emotional health with increased self-esteem and self-confidence as well as decreased tension, stress and anxiety.  Overall, it inculcates discipline, self-control and physical health.

We adopt a form of Martial Arts known as Shotokan which is based around the Dojo Kun (philosophical rules for training) which are;

          1. Seek Perfection of Character. (Integrity)
          2. Be Faithful. (Loyalty)
          3. Always Endeavour. (Effort)
          4. Respect Others. (Etiquette)
          5. Refrain from Violent Behaviour. (Control)

Qualified Instructor:

Mr. Ghulam Muhammad is a Black Belt 1st Dan, National Champion, and Qualified Coach from World Karate Federation, Asian Karate, Olympic Council of Asia, Pakistan Sports Trust, Pakistan Sports Board, Pakistan Karate Federation. He is affiliated with K.P. Karate Association.

Honour Roll: 

Our students have appeared in National Women’s Karate Championship at Lahore in 2005. Ms. Mehakh Sardar won 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals in Fight, Belt Fight, and Kata respectively. Ms. Anissa Zeb and Ms. Afsheen Sardar both won Bronze medals in Fight.

In the Inter-district Karate Championship at Peshawar Qayyum Stadium of 2006 Mr. Nangyal, Mr. Sohail, and Mr. Haider won 1st positions in 35 Kg, 40Kg, and 45kg Category Fights respectively.