Are they a Gateway to the Olympics?
Not everyone wants to compete in the Olympics. But if you do! This is important.
Not just any Karate club or Martial arts club can end up taking you all the way to the Olympics. You and your club have to belong to a government approved organisation in your country that has been approved by the Olympic Committee. So check that your style of Karate or Martial Art is recognised by the government body in your country.
In Australia to do Karate in the Olympics you have to be a member of the AKF – Australian Karate Federation.