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  • Do I have to be in good shape before I start?
    No, you will get into shape as you train. We have a series of exercises that you will learn as you progress through the ranking system which will enable you to perform the self defense techniques.
  • I am 31 years old, am I too old to start martial arts?"
    No, you are never too old to begin martial arts training. karate regularly has students start from adolecense through their 60's and older. karate is a practical and effective martial art that does not incorporate gymnastics and is actually has many health and mental benefits for those who train on a regular basis.
  • What is the difference between Traditional Karate and Sport Karate
    Traditional karate enthesis's self development (Budo) whereas sport karate emphasis's exercise and training more geared towards competition. Traditional Karate is the original karate. It came into existence as a fighting art in Okinawa, Japan. The original karate has its roots in ‘Tode’, a weaponless self-defence system. It is influenced by Chinese martial arts and has a history that’s over two thousand years old. On the other hand, sport karate descended from traditional karate. The techniques of this art are based on the stances on punches and kicks of the Japanese karate, but were adapted to be more competitive.
  • I am very busy with my work schedule, how much time do I need to devote to karate classes?"
    A minimum of two 1.5 hour classes are week are recommended, as is practicing at home. As you progress through the ranks if you want more 1:1 attention we offer private lessons which can further help hone your skills. Speak to your Sensei (instructor) to find out more.
  • How long does it take to get a black belt?
    In Karate, it takes approximately 4 to 5 years to reach shodan (1st black belt level).
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