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What is Karate?

Karate is one of the most popular and widely practised forms of martial art; it aims to develop defensive and counterattacking movements using the hands and feet to block and counter an attacker's strike. The four main styles of karate are:


  • Shotokan Classes – Employs long, deep stances with powerful long-range techniques.
  • Shito- Ryu Classes – Highlights speed rather than power in its long and middles range techniques and stresses more upright stances.
  • Goju-Ryu Classes – Places emphasis on Sanchin kata and its rooted Sanchin “three battles” stance, and features grappling and close-range techniques.
  • Wado-Ryu Classes – Involves shorter, more natural stances, emphasizing on body shifting to avoid attacks.


If you visit a karate club near you you'll see that the students wear different belt colours that signifies their current level. There are a variety of karate classes to choose from, and they're all available from beginners to advanced. Choose wisely!


Benefits of learning Karate

Taking karate classes isn't just about learning the moves and the techniques. It is a journey of conditioning the mind, training the body, and developing self-discipline, respect, confidence, and a sense of honor along the way. Like many other martial arts styles, the health benefits of consistently doing karate training include improved physical health, boosting energy, endurance, and stamina, improved flexibility, tone muscles, and getting fit.


What to expect in Karate Classes 

The reality is that you won't learn karate skills after just one or even a week's worth of lessons. Training and learning skills takes time and hard work; however, as long as you are consistent with your training, there is really no need to rush. Enjoy the process of karate training to experience both the short and long term benefits! Find a karate club near you offering the style that you're looking for (if you're not quite sure, it's always good to ask and better to try a couple of taster sessions.) and book your classes to start your wonderful karate journey as soon as possible! 

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JKS North Shore
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Karate can help you to become healthier and fitter. It can help to relieve the stress of modern living. Through memorising sequences of techniques and learning how to react to different situations, it can help to develop your mental abilities too. Not only that, but it can boost your self confidence and improve your discipline. Karate is also suitable for all ages (from five up). Furthermore, by joining JKS Shotorenmei Karate Federation , you’ll have the chance to learn traditional Shotokan Karate from Sensei Sean Joseph (4th Dan) Children and Karate - Self Confidence Karate is one of the best builders of self confidence. Traditional Karate training helps prepare a child for life, helping with issues such as bullying, the pressures of exams and the building of self esteem. Children like to perform, especially for the people they love and respect. With a little encouragement and support from the instructor, they will rise to the occasion and surprise themselves with their own achievements. Etiquette Children are taught from the outset that Karate is primarily a defensive and not an offensive martial art. Children learn how to be polite and respect their fellow students, instructor and parents. Discipline A child’s concentration is enhanced if they learn to focus their mind on the job in hand, whether by learning a sequence of complicated techniques in Karate or by passing an exam in school. Many parents notice a marked improvement of concentration once Karate training has commenced. Adults and Karate -Self Defence: Street violence, especially muggings, and Karate is an effective form of unarmed combat. Health and Flexibility Karate will help to improve your overall fitness and general wellbeing. With regular training, flexibility and strength will improve.
Bruce Potter
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We offer karate classes in traditional Shotokan Karate. Our classes are held at our own permanent Dojo in Alexandra, New Zealand. We offer classes for young children and adults. Classes are: Tues and Thurs: 6-10yrs 4.45pm - 5.15 pm 10- adult 5.15pm - 6.15 pm beginner and coloured belts 10 - adult 6.15pm - 7.15 pm brown and black belts Fri: Squad Kumite training (invitation only) Sat: Adults 10 - 11am Cost: $40/month individuals and $50/families

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