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Kihon

Basic Techniques including blocks, punches and kicks. Basics form the basis of karate training whereby striking and blocking techniques may be used in essence to disable an opponent. Japan Karate Association WF in particular refers to Shotokan Karate as being able to achieve this in as little as one technique and this ethos carries through all areas of the training.

Kata

A pre-determined series of structured movements and techniques executed during a routine or ‘fight’ against multiple imaginary opponents. There are 26 kata in the syllabus of increasing technical difficulty, and all are made up of the basic techniques learned through Kihon training.

Kumite

Kumite is developed in stages from 5 step structured attacks and blocks, through to 3 step, 1 step, semi free sparring and finally free sparring. The discipline of Kumite is a construct of basic techniques learned through Kihon training delivered with the ease and effectiveness developed through Kata training albeit with emphasis on explosive power and in a much more spontaneous manner.

It is said that all students favour one area of training over the others; however it is encouraged that students should learn an appreciation of all 3 to achieve the maximum benefit from the time put into the classes. .

Latest News

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10th
July
2018

JKA Belfast

We have had a name change to JKA Belfast to reflect that the club is 100% affiliated to the JKA in Tokyo. All grading, qualifications, techniques taught are recognised by the JKA Honbu Dojo in Japan - Accept No Imitations -

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30th
June
2018

JKA Grading

JKA Belfast would like to congratulate all of our students that passed their gradings. 100% Success rate and a glowing review from Sensei Noel Casey.

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23th
March
2018

Welcome Ashley!

JKA Belfast would like to welcome Ashley to our club!

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11th
March
2018

JKA Course & Grading

Course and grading with sensei Noel Casey in the now officiated Honbu Dojo in Lisburn! Well done everyone 👊

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17th-
Aug.
2017

JKA World Championships

JKA Belfast was given the absolute honour of helping JKA Ireland host and compete in the 14th Gichin Funakoshi Karatedo World Championships at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

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01
April
2017

JKA European Championships

Hosted in the happiest place on earth, Sittard, Netherlands. Many thanks to JKA Netherlands for hosting a fantastic event.

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18
March
2017

Gradings

JKA Ireland Course and JKA Grading with Chief Instructor Sensei Noel Casey 7th Dan JKA WF, in Dublin at Clondalkin Shotokan Academy.

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Feb
2017

Gradings

JKA Ireland Course and JKA Grading with Chief Instructor Sensei Noel Casey 7th Dan JKA WF in Lisburn.

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05
Feb
2017

JKA Ireland Competition

JKA Ireland Open International Competition in Cork.

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