The Advanced class is for blue belts (4th kyu) – Senior Black Belt.
We promote a balance of mental and physical discipline, physical fitness and an active, healthy lifestyle to shape our students into the people you see featured on this site. From the youngest to the oldest student, we ask of you the same…give of your best – you will only ever get out, what you put into it!
In this class we aim to perfect our technique
In the early stages of learning Martial Arts we re-inforce simple principles of good stance and technique, good posture and create some good habits that are conducive to learning in a disciplined environment.
Some expectations for students in this class include:
- Continued improvement in Kata & general technique
- Developing advanced technique and application of self defense – incorporating grabs, throws and takedowns
- Training and applying advanced Kumite ‘Sparring’ technique
- Advancing knowledge of Japanese terminology/vocabulary in Japanese
- More advanced weaponry
Our Advanced Karateka are expected to play a part in ‘Dojo life’ by assisting younger or less experienced students in developing their technique.
Depending on a child’s attitude, attention span and skills progression/development they may stay in this class till around Green Belt rank. We quite often have some more experienced and higher ranking Karateka come along and train in this class as well, so it gives the up and coming Karateka a chance to train with the older students in an environment that is familiar for them, before they migrate into the bigger classes. The transition is generally seamless and the bigger classes are always welcoming and accomodating to the newer members.
Hanshi Mike Ireland
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