Offering traditional Japanese karate classes for men, women and children

  • Self-Defense
  • Discipline
  • Confidence
  • Fitness
  • Respect

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.