Intermediate Classes are for green (7th kyu) to blue belts (4th kyu)
The Karate Intermediate Class is designed for ranks of 7th Kyu (Green Belt) – 4th Kyu (Blue Belt)
In this mixed aged class we start with simple principles of stances, blocking, striking, kicking and punching techniques.
We look to develop good posture and positive training habits. We continue on with building and maintaining in a disciplined environment.
Some key points of focus for students in this class include:
- Good etiquette and emphasis on discipline & focus
- Mutual respect
- Introducing the Japanese culture, it’s language and Karate ‘terminology’
- Learning fundamental techniques and their application
- Basic Self Defense Techniques & methods
- We discuss the concepts of avoiding dangerous situations, dealing with Bullying and ‘Stranger Awareness’
All Karateka that train in our style are assessed on exactly the same areas of competence regardless of whether they are children or adult students.
This ensures consistency in rankings across the Club. Naturally an adult will comprehend things a little more precisely than younger children, and be able to apply more strength and power, but at this stage we really want to concentrate on technically ‘clean’ technique over strength, speed or power.
Generally students will remain in this Beginners Karate Class until they reach around Green Belt.
Many of our students train in several classes each week. We suggest that you train at least 2 classes per week.
This will help ensure that you progress at a reasonable level.
Training several times a week keeps things fresh in your mind and certainly improves your knowledge and ability faster.
This class builds on the foundation laid in earlier classes. We further develop your technique and you will become more proficient with your kicking, punching, striking technique as well as start to build your self defense. This class is an opportunity to train with some more advanced students and in most cases you will also see Brown & Black Belts attending these classes as well. Even Black Belts still revise the basics!
This level of class should see you really moving forward in confidence, ability, knowledge and overall technique. Kumite as well.
Kata covered up to this level:
Taikyo Te Ashi Kai
Te Ashi Kai
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