We at JKA are very concerned about Karate becoming an Olympic sport. On one level competition is fun and a good moral building activity. But as we have seen with TKD and Judo people are becoming obsessed with competition. The same is true to the build up to the Beijing Olympics in 2008, people forget that while competition is fun it is not true Karate; as it is limited and full of techniques that will not do the job. Karate-ka should be able to finish a fight situation if one should arise in less than 10 seconds. JKA competition uses no weight classifications as in a defensive situation you are more likely to fight someone smaller or bigger than you. JKA do not fight to who scores 3 points but whoever scores the first point. We must keep hold of traditional Karate upto and after 2008 or we will lose the true art. However no matter what the time JKAE and JKA will preserve Karate in England in its pure form. Just as Funakoshi Sensei would want. "Follow the Way with honor, and be like the nature of water"