F.T.O. KARATE-DO is a contemporary karate and self-defence educational system for children and adults, which was founded in 2003 by George Venkov Kaiso. It is based on the best of traditional Japanese karate and the contemporary conception of martial art.
http://www.ftokarate.com/something-else/ The founder – George Venkov Kaiso presented his style F.T.O. KARATE-DO for the first time in 2011 in Australia. In his forty years of experience as a martial artist and karateka Kaiso G.Venkov experiments in the Japanese karate-do and the style of Shotokan. He has been in contact with many specialists in the field of martial arts from different styles and schools and over the years in conjunction with the traditional conception of karate, he created his own concept for the way of the empty hand. Gradually he discarded the conservatism and commercialisation of karate and its conversion to sports activity. Going along with the new age he created a new system of education and development of the martial arts. This system he called Free Total Open KARATE-DO, giving an opportunity to the participant /karateka/ not only to be educated but also to be an artist along the way of karate. Getting the very best /unfortunately often forgotten in the past decades/ from the traditional Japanese and particularly the Okinawan karate, the student can develop and build the system according to his vision and individuality. That way F.T.O. KARATE-DO becomes open, with no dogmas and a conservatism tool, which provides everyone with the opportunity of rethinking their path as a karateka and embrace the idea of empathy towards the big martial arts family, giving their contribution in the evolution of karate around the world.
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KARATE-DO is a contemporary karate and self-defence educational system for children and adults found in 2003 by George Venkov Kaiso.
It is based on the best of traditional Japanese karate and the contemporary conception of martial arts.
Preserving the zeitgeist and traditions in Budo, F.T.O.
KARATE-DO is free of dogmas.
Unconcealed, independent, and open for all styles and karate enthusiasts education, it contributes to the social, physical and psychological perfection of the individual.
The slogan of our school is: Desire, Exercise, Patience, Character.
Practitioners of F.T.O.
KARATE-DO acquire indispensable qualities for modern day life, such as strength, endurance, speed, accuracy, flexibility, agility, balance and concentration.
Only the physically and physiologically well-trained person can meet the challenges of the new age and achieve success in their undertakings.
KARATE-DO with us and enjoy success.
Regards, Prof. Dr. George Venkov PMA, DMA, Ph.D. MA, Founder & Headmaster of F.T.O.
KARATE-DOShodai Soke, 10 th Dan Hanshi