Karate begins and end with respect - gichin funakoshi

Typical classes at our dojo consist of the 3 main elements of training:

  • Kihon (basic techniques - blocks, punches, kicks, and footwork. This is the foundation of karate)

  • Kata ("Forms"- A prearranged series of kihon replicating a fight or movements within combat)

  • Kumite (sparring - both free sparring and sparring using techniques learned from kihon and kata)

  • Exercises and stretches for strength, endurance and to prevent injuries during training. 

  • Self-defense drills and techniques often called Bunkai which are practical applications of what each technique is used for and the variety of ways to implement them.

2239 Jackson Ave. 

Escalon, CA 95320

(209) 328-7181

Shotokan Karate Academy, Escalon

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