karate

At Strathclyde Karate, we train in 2 traditional Japanese and Okinawan Karate styles, Shotokan and Goju-ryu. During training sessions, we are guided through:

  • Kihon (basics)
  • Pad works (focus mitts, Thai pads, kick shields, sandbag)
  • Body conditioning
  • Kata (sequences of Karate movements)
  • Bunkai (applications of Karate movements)
  • Free-style sparring on Fridays for seniors (eligible after first grading for safety reasons)

We have 3 very experienced and dedicated coaches, and are also affiliated with the British Combat Karate Association. Grading takes place 2-3 times a year, depending on the progress you make. Members interested in Sports Karate are also encouraged to participate in BUCS and SSS Karate Competitions.

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