Class Info


Tuesday, Thursday: 6pm – 6:45pm Beginners.     6:30pm-7:45pm Advanced     Location: Campbell Green Rec Center.

Saturdays: 9am – 10:30am       Location Varies

What to Expect:

Practices are generally broken down into three parts: kihon, kata, and kumite.

Kihon consists of basic techniques. This includes punches, kicks, strikes, and stances. Here, the practitioner learns how to properly perform the techniques that make up Shotokan karate.

Kata are pre-arranged forms. They take what a student has learned in kihon and put it together into a routine where a student performs the movements against imaginary opponents. The kata get more difficult and involved as a student progresses through rank. The kata originated in Okinawa and have been passed down and changed through the generations.

Kumite is sparring done with a partner. Sparring ranges, depending on skill level, from pre-arranged basic three-point sparring to the more advanced free sparring.

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Testing Policy:

The stated testing policy for Japan Shotokan Karate is that each student progresses at their own rate and will thus learn at their own rate.

Rank tests are offered at least 3 times a year, with at least one time a year under an out of region instructor.


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