Offering traditional Japanese karate classes for men, women and children
Shotokan Karate is a traditional Japanese style of martial art and is practiced throughout the world. Karate practice is divided into three categories:
Kihon: Basic karate movements and techniques. Kihon includes karate stances,
punches, kicks and blocks. These techniques can be practiced individually or in combinations with each other.
Kata: Pre-arranged forms or patterns of karate simulating combat against a number
of imaginary opponents. There are 26 standard Shotokan Kata ranging from
beginner to advanced.
Kumite: Sparring is the practical application of karate techniques, in which students
work with partners. It ranges from the most basic form (kihon-kumite), in which everything is predetermined and the attacker and defender each know which techniques will be used to free-sparring (jiyu-kumite), where the opponents are free to apply any techniques.
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