Karate can be practiced as an art, as a sport, as a combat sport, or as self defense training. Traditional karate places emphasis on self-development. Modern Japanese style training emphasizes the psychological elements incorporated into a proper kokoro
(attitude) such as perseverance, fearlessness, virtue, and leadership
skills. Sport karate places emphasis on exercise and competition.
Weapons are an important training activity in some styles of karate.
Karate training is commonly divided into kihon
(basics or fundamentals), kata
(forms), and kumite