Karate

Karate is renowned for its exceptional kicking and jumping techniques, which vary from punching and striking with the hands and elbows to striking with the shins and knees.

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Why Choose Karate?

Originating in Japan, Karate is now practiced around the world in various forms including the Korean Martial Arts, Taekwondo, Shotokan Karate and Wado Ryu Karate techniques that we teach at SDSMA.

One of the best known martial arts – Karate is renowned for its exceptional kicking and jumping techniques, which vary from punching and striking with the hands and elbows to striking with the shins and knees. A versatile martial art known mainly as a combat sport – Karate can also be practiced as an art (kata) or for self defence.

Benefits
In addition to self-defence benefits, Karate provides a wealth of other benefits, including improvements to:

  • Fitness, strength and flexibility
  • Weight loss and control
  • Confidence and self-discipline

Progression
There are 12 belts to progress through before attempting the coveted black belt. These grades cover a full syllabus of karate training which teach the exceptional jumping and kicking techniques that karate is renowned for.

Why train at SDSMA?
All of our instructors are current or former champions with years of professional teaching experience – so whether you’re a complete beginner or a lapsed former Karate student you’ll be in safe hands at SDSMA.

Karate Class Times

Monday
17.15-18.15 - Karate - all ages and grades
18.30-19.30 - Kata Class - all ages and grades

Tuesday
17.30-18.30 - Sparring Class - all ages and grades
18.45-19.45 - Karate - all ages and grades

Thursday
17.45-18.45 - Beg-Int Karate - white to orange belt
19.00-20.00 - Int-Adv Karate - 2nd orange belt +

Friday
17.45-18.45 - Mixed Karate - all ages and grades

Saturday
09.15-10.15 - Sparring Class - all ages and grades
10.30-11.30 - Karate - all ages and grades
10.30-11.30 - Advanced Karate - blue belt +

Sunday
09.30-10.30 - Karate - all ages and grades
10.45-11.45 - Mixed Kata Class - all ages and grades