Training

Belt Progression

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Progress is a personal thing but the required competencies for advancing to each belt are established standards within the club and the organization.  A student will not advance unless the instructors have observed the skills and behaviour expected of the new rank.  Learning to honestly judge your own skill is an important life lesson in itself

Student Expectations

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Students are expected to train with a serious attutiude and with respect to each other.  They are expected to practice the techniques as they are taught and not to act in a disruptive manner

Tournaments Attendance

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It is an expectation that students will attend some of our local tournaments.  There are valuable lessons and skills that come with participation. No matter what your age is, taking part and representing your club in the various tournaments held by our sister clubs can be a fun and exciting part of your karate training

Class Content

Basics

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By practicing the repeated motions of Karate's basic techniques, the student learns to refine their actions to develop economy of movement, power and technique

Kata

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A series of predetermined movements derived from fighting styles and principles that were incorporated into Karate over hundreds of years

Kumite

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The rules-based sparring that is the foundation for the modern sport of competition Karate 

Shindo

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Based on the techniques and vision developed by Sensei Shintani,  Shindo uses a short staff in combination with the traditional karate movements and kata

Bunkai

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Bunkai is the analysis of the techniques and principles of karate's Katas as they can be applied to resolving acts of violence