Shotokan Karate





TRAINING  PRINCIPLES




Male or female, young or old, only determination and a willingness to try are needed.

- The only entry requirements in our dojo are a desire to learn genuinely and willingness to work hard.

- Never think that karate is only practised in the dojo, karate is a lifelong pursuit.

- Think of your hands and feet as swords.

- victory depends on your ability to distinguish vulnerable points from invulnerable ones.

- Never forget your own strengths and weaknesses, the limitations of your body, and the relative quality of your techniques.
 


"The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat , but in the perfection of the character of its participants. karate begins with courtesy and ends with courtesy."

 

Gichin Funakoshi







KATA COMPETITION

Kata, a Japanese word, are detailed choreographed patterns of movements practised either solo or in pairs. The basic goal of kata is to preserve and transmit proven techniques and to practice self-defence. By practicing in a repetitive manner the learner develops the ability to execute those techniques and movements in a natural, reflex-like manner. Many martial arts use kata for public demonstrations and in competitions, awarding points for such aspects of technique as style, balance, timing, and verisimilitude (appearance of being real). The goal is to internalize the movements and techniques of a kata so they can be executed and adapted under different circumstances, without thought or hesitation.
The Shotokan Karate Coaching dojo guide students for kata competitions. Our students have participated in national as well as international kata competitions and have successfully won several medals.


KUMITE COMPETITION

The defender steps back each time, blocking the attacks and performing a counterattack after the last block. This activities are far closer to how karate would look if used in a real fight, especially because it is not choreographed. To gain points in kumite tournament, a karateka must have good form, sporting attitude, vigorous application,awareness, correct distance and good timing.
The Shotokan Karate Coaching dojo teaches students to learn this characteristics through disciplined and regular practice. Our students have participated in national as well as international kumite competitions and have successfully won several medals. Our training gives compititor an extra edge at their sport to excel in compitation.