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
Anyone, any age, any sex. As a form of fitness for the mind and body, karate is a sport for everyone.
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.
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.
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.
For constant progression in belts, biweekly formal classroom sessions and daily practices at home are recommended.
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:
Black Belt Candidate 3 years
Black belt 3 ½-4 years