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.

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