This class is designed for kids in the 6-12 year old ranges. Children attending this class will learn and focus on the basic concepts and techniques of karate, such as punching, kicking, blocking, balance and coordination, self-defense and body movement. Numerous exercises test the physical capabilities of the students, as well as the mental. Basic concepts are put to use in a prearranged exercise called kata. Resembling a dance, students are required to learn a kata for each promotion and be able to understand each technique's basic application. Emphasis is put on learning the Japanese vocabulary and kumite (fighting).
Geared for adults and discussing adult situations, the adult class will consist of calisthenics and routines for flexibility, basic karate techniques, self-defense, and much more practice in kata. Working more in the area of actual application, the adults will team up with partners and work their basic techniques with one another. Kumite at this level becomes more vigorous. More emphasis is put on kata, kobudo, kumite, vocabulary, and history. At this level, testing becomes more difficult with written tests, as well as physical ones.
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