Karate is a striking martial art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open hand techniques.
An Overview of Karate
Karate is a martial art developed on the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. Karate is predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open hand techniques. Karate can be practiced as an art, sport, or as self defense training. Karate training is commonly divided into kihon (basics or fundamentals), kata (forms), and kumite (sparring).
Karate is an excellent form of learning self defense to improve self-confidence and esteem.
Karate can improve your physical and mental well-being.
A good opportunity to meet new people in a sociable environment.
Costs for Karate will vary per club and organisation.
To get involved contact one of the karate clubs on the organisations tab of our activity finder.
No equipment is needed initially for Karate however if you wish to become more serious then a karate suit may require purchasing at a later stage.
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