The author and publishers of these pages The Shotokan Karate Union will not be held responsible in part or whole in any way whatsoever for any injury, damage, or loss of any nature, that may occur as a result either directly or otherwise of reading and or following the instructions and or recommendations given herein. It is essential therefore that before any attempt be made at any of the activities described and or depicted in this or any of our publications. The reader or readers or viewers must consult with a qualified medical physician to ascertain whether or not the reader, readers, viewer of any of our publications should engage themselves in the activities described or depicted in this or any of our publications. As the activities described in these pages and all our other publications are both physically and mentally demanding and may over tax or be too sophisticated for the reader readers viewers, that is why therefore it is essential that the advice of a qualified medical physician be sought prior to any attempt at practice and their advice be adhered to thereafter. We also recommend that you practice under the strict supervision of a qualified and licenced SKU instructor.