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.