What is No First Attack?
Simply put, we are an online community. Think of us as a site kind of like Facebook. The difference is that members of No First Attack have one very important thing in common: Karate.
It doesn't matter what style you practice, if you're a beginner, or an instructor. You may just have children who are students of the art. Just as long as you're connected somehow, you're very welcome to join us.
Why is the site called No First Attack?
The title of the site is in reference to Master Gichin Funakoshi's second guiding principle of Karate: "Karate ni sente nashi." Commonly translated, this means , "In Karate, there is no first attack."
Practitioners of Karate don't study the art because they want to fight. It's quite the opposite. If one is a true student of Karate, they seek to avoid confrontation whenever possible. This is the spirit we wish to promote on our website.
What personal information do you need from me in order to join the site?
We only ask for your email address and your country. You don't need to give us any other personal information.
How old do I need to be to join the site?
If you are under 18, you must be at least 13 years old and have your parent or guardian's permission before you can join.
What is a Group?
Groups are pages on the site that members can join and participate in. A group has a common theme. If you have a dojo or an event, such as a tournament, we encourage you to make a group for it so you can let our members know about it!
Can anyone make a Group?
Yes. But each group is subject to administrative approval. We want to ensure that the theme and content of a group is appropriate before we let the group "go live."
Can anyone join a Group?
What is Facebook Connect??
Facebook Connect makes it easy to join/login to the site using your Facebook account. Just click on the Facebook Connect button to login or create a new account.