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TEENS

The Teens Classes are for children aged from about 12 years and older. Mostly kids join our school when they are in the Ninja or Samurai groups however, quite a few do join straight into the Teens groups. It doesn’t really matter as teen generally learn at a faster rate and all improve in their own time.

The Teens training is a more advanced than the Shogun classes. The level of instruction is pitched at the young adult so it isn’t as childish as the other groups. The students are expected to put in their own effort and they will improve according to the work they do.

TEENS – Tuesday 6:30–7:30pm, West Lindfield

Generally each class is the same as the following:

  • Enter the dojo
    • Bow at the door and put your shoes and protective equipment at the back of the hall
  • Sensei will call you to attention and the class will commence
  • Warm up exercises
  • Practice stances
    • Sensei will teach you the stances which are the foundation of your Karate
    • During this part of the class you will be shown new stances and you will follow Sensei to practice the stances you already know
  • Drills and games
    • Throughout the class you will do karate drills that are created to help you learn your techniques and have fun
    • In most classes you will play a karate type game
  • Karate Basics
    • Part of the class will be devoted to repeating basic techniques with Sensei
  • Moving and stepping
    • You will learn how to use your karate with stepping and moving around the dojo
  • Ippon kumite
    • This is very basic attack and defence techniques
  • Randori (sparring)
    • You are taught how to use your karate in sparring with emphasis on safety, reaction, avoidance
  • Self Defence
  • Fitness and stretching