The dynamic art of unarmed combat, made from defensive and offensive strikes, blocks and kicks. We practise the Shotokan style, training the full range of technical and applied karate-do.
Do you mainly practice fighting?
WSKU practise a rounded syllabus comprising fundamental technique, attack & defence combinations, and freestyle fighting. These are referred to as kihon, kata and kumite, respectively.
Shotokan is a well-rounded style of karate, where the focus is on developing the complete karateka (or student), instead of concentrating on one specific aspect of combat.
Does karate improve confidence and self control?
Confidence will come from being around other karateka, training with the senior dan grades and embracing the martial nature of karate. All our training is about taking instruction and implementing a fighting art, with control. That control keeps everyone safe, sharpens your skills as a fighter and by extension cultivates self-control.
How fit must I be to train karate?
At our dojo, we only train within what our body and fitness levels allow. You'll begin training at a comfortable level, and once you're in a groove, it's easy to increase the physicality and start pushing the work rate. Regular training will boost your journey back to fitness.