Types of Training

General Fitness

Exercise for flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular fitness and improved coordination.

Kihon

Which means basic training , includes exercises designed to teach the fundamentals of karate. Kihon training is usually done without a partner. One learns form and proper execution of stances, blocks, punches, strikes, kicks, and basic movements.

Kata

Which is a fixed series of moves – is a sequence which must be performed with a proper style and form. Kata are ancient in origin. It has been through the kata that karate has been passed on from generation to generation.

Kumite

Which means sparring, includes the execution of a technique against an opponent as well as how to block, or avoid such an attack. In kumite training, all striking techniques are properly distanced and timed so as not to injure one’s training partner.

Bunkai

This training is the study of the application of the basic techniques with the addition of escapes from holds, throws, and immobilization techniques.