Dos and Don’ts | Preparing For Your Next Grading

Dos and Don’ts | Preparing For Your Next Grading

Whether you’re training for your colour belt grading or a black belt grading, here are some practical tips to help you prepare your body and settle your mind: DO Know exactly what’s required of you: the basics, your grading kata (and all katas prior to your grade),...
How To | Build Your Mental Strength

How To | Build Your Mental Strength

New year’s resolutions aren’t for everyone, so if you’ve got your eye on a specific training or karate goal for 2022, here’s an alternative that might prove even more effective. There’s a famous story about a soldier held captive during the Vietnam war.  While he was...
HOW TO | Tie Your Belt (Obi)

HOW TO | Tie Your Belt (Obi)

Your karate belt is called an obi, and is used primarily to keep your gi from opening. Before explaining the steps on how to tie your obi, here are some important considerations: Your obi contains symbolic meaning. Never wash your obi, even if it is dirty, stiff, or...
HOW TO | Fold Your Gi

HOW TO | Fold Your Gi

Yes, we know it seems obvious but sometimes even the simple things are better explained. Lay out your gi pants or hold them up at the waist. Fold in half lengthwise. Smooth out wrinkles. Fold in half across the width. Fold in half again. Set aside for the moment. Lay...
KARATE PARTY | Let’s kick up some fun!

KARATE PARTY | Let’s kick up some fun!

Karate parties are easy for you and fun for your children! Ideal for boys and girls from age 4-10, a karate party is perfect for active children with energy to spare. Partygoers get an experience of what karate is actually about. We play games and activities we teach...
What Is | Kata

What Is | Kata

“A kata is not fixed or immovable. Like water, it is ever changing and fits itself to the shape of the vessel containing it. However, kata are not some kind of beautiful, competitive dance, but a grand martial art of self-defense – which determines life and...