What is Karate?

Translated, karate means “empty hand”. The oriental art of unarmed self-defense has been around since ancient times. It is the ultimate power of the unity of mind and body. People spend their lives training their spirits as well as their bodies. In addition to being an excellent self-defense system, sport and work-out, karate provides a heightened appreciation for one’s self and the world. The combination of strength, grace and precision give students self-confidence while developing their body, integrity and serenity

Who can do karate?

Anyone, any age, any sex. As a form of fitness for the mind and body, karate is a sport for everyone.

Is karate training difficult?

Yes and No. Since karate is an individual sport, you can work at a pace you feel comfortable with. The hardest part of karate is the mental conditioning. As your karate improves, so will your physical power and will power.

What will I learn in the beginning?

The first three months will be dedicated to basic exercises, punches and stretches, As well as basic self-defense techniques that will eventually be used in classroom sparring. You will also learn the moves that will lead you to your first belt promotion.

How will karate help me?

Karate improves individuals both mentally and physically. Some benefits you will experience from karate are physical conditioning, improved concentration, self-confidence, inner peace, self-defense, weight control, more energy, self-discipline, athletic skill, improved mental attitude, temper control, improved grades, and respect for self and others.

How often should I train?

For constant progression in belts, biweekly formal classroom sessions and daily practices at home are recommended.

How will I progress?

The progression of belts depends on the amount of dedication and discipline each student can give. But the average progression of belts is as follows:

  • White Belt
  • 1 Yellow Stripe
  • 2 Yellow Stripes
  • 3 Yellow Stripes
  • Yellow Belt
  • 1 Green Stripe
  • 3 Green Stripes
  • Green Belt
  • 1 Brown Stripe
  • 2 Brown Stripes
  • 3 Brown Stripes
  • Brown Belt
  • 1 Red Stripe
  • 2 Red Stripe
  • 3 Red Stripe
  • Beginner
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 3 months
  • 5 months
  • 7 months
  • 9 months
  • 11 months
  • 1 Year
  • 13 months
  • 15 months
  • 17 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 Years
  • 2 ½ years

Black Belt Candidate 3 years

Black belt 3 ½-4 years


No great thing is created suddenly. - Epictetus


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