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Karate

Karate originated in the East and was developed as a martial art for use in combat. The word “ KARATE” derives from Japanese, meaning “empty hand”  implying ‘empty of all evil intention.

What does karate offer?

Not only is karate a excellent form of self-defense, it also offers the devotee an opportunity to adopt a healthy and balanced mind and spirit. As sport and martial art it encourages self-discipline and is the pathway to developing the powers of concentration and awareness. While karate training is very disciplined, the interactive nature of the sport offers a platform for participants to learn and practice life skills such as humility, mutual respect, sincerity and positive attitude.  These, together with integrity – a code of behavior that includes self-control – form the maxims on which karate is based. Character, effort, etiquette, sincerity and self-control.

The  Dojo

Karate is practiced in a dojo, which means ‘the place of the way’ and refers to the place of learning.

Basic dojo rules

  • Bowing on entering and leaving the dojo is a sign of respect for the training area, the Sensei and other students.
  • All jewellery should be removed before the commencement of training
  • No alcohol may be consumed before the class
  • No smoking or chewing gum while training
  • Observance of strict rules of hygiene
  • No foul language or bad behavior will be tolerated

Starting out

What to wear? You train barefooted, wearing a karate gi (long, white training pants and a loose fitting jacket) The white (beginner) belt will be included as part of the first suit you buy, you will need a different colour as you reach the next level.

Sensei

Sensei is the term used to address the instructor of a class, a position earned through years of hard training and deserving of acknowledgement and respect. Before individual interaction with a Sensei and before commencing a training session, it is customary for the pupil or class to bow to the Sensei.

Numerals

  • 1          ONE                  ICHI               
  • 2          TWO                 NI
  • 3          THREE             SAN
  • 4          FOUR               SHI
  • 5          FIVE                 GO
  • 6          SIX                   ROKU
  • 7          SEVEN             SHI
  • 8          EIGHT              HACHI
  • 9          NINE                KU
  • 10        TEN                  JU

Karate  Terms

  • Chudan  (stomach)
  • Jodan  (face)
  • Tsuki  (punch)
  • Geri  (kick)
  • Kamae  (fighting stance)
  • Kiai  (spirited shout)
  • Kime  (focus)
  • Osy  (Yes, I understand)
  • Rei  (command to bow)
  • Sempai  (senior)
  • Yoi  (get ready)
  • Yame  (stop or halt)
  • Mawate  (turn)
  • Mae-geri  (front kick)
  • Oi-tsuki  (lunge punch)
  • Age-uke  (rising block)
  • Gedan-barai  (downward block)
  • Zenkutsu-dachi  (forward stance)

Our Instructor

Sensei Wynand Ferreira

3.Dan National
Personal Karate History

Dojo  Information

Training information
Dojo address 
  • Hervormde Church Hall
  • c/o Scwichard & Caledon Street 
  • Standerton
Junior Classes 
  • Monday        17.00-17.45 hrs
  • Wednesday  17.00-17.45 hrs
Senior Classes 
  • Monday        17.45-18.45 hrs
  • Wednesday  17.45-18.45 hrs
Contact 
  • sensei Wynand Ferreira
  • Phone +27 824957533
  • Phone +27 17 7141644
E-mail
Social networks
  • Facebook

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