|Activities||Days and Times||Cost|
|Beginners||Friday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm||€5.00 per class|
|Advanced||Fridays 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm||€5.00 per class|
|Beginners/Advanced||Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00pm||€5.00 per class|
West Karate have classes for all levels from the beginner to the most advanced students. We aim to make Karate afordable to all so the classes are only €5 per class but discounts are available for families.
So what are you waiting for? give us a call today.
Beginners and other new members are welcome to join the club at any time during the year. All you have to do is turn up at a beginners training session and get started. We train all during the year.
It is wise to wear something loose e.g. track-suit bottoms and a T-shirt. Do not wear anything that has a zip or anything jagged which might injure yourself or someone else while training.
To progress in karate you will be tested every 3 months or so. This test is called a grading and consists of an examination of your kihon (basic techniques), Kumite (sparring techniques and sequences), and a Kata (technique pattern).
Kata are patterns of techniques that we perform , and as we do so we imagine defending against an imaginary opponent as we execute each movement. Kata is a method of practising applications for particular self defence scenarios.
Kihon means the basics, perfecting the punch, the block, the kick, the stance, working on the body rotation and propulsion dynamic, using the major muscle groups, and so forth.
Kumite means sparring, and the focus of kumite is to practice using the techniques we learn from kata. Kumite may take the form of fixed step sparring i.e. 5 steps forward and punch, 5 steps back and block, or free sparring.