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.
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 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. .
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 -
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.
JKA Belfast would like to welcome Ashley to our club!
Course and grading with sensei Noel Casey in the now officiated Honbu Dojo in Lisburn! Well done everyone 👊
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.
Hosted in the happiest place on earth, Sittard, Netherlands. Many thanks to JKA Netherlands for hosting a fantastic event.
JKA Ireland Course and JKA Grading with Chief Instructor Sensei Noel Casey 7th Dan JKA WF, in Dublin at Clondalkin Shotokan Academy.
JKA Ireland Course and JKA Grading with Chief Instructor Sensei Noel Casey 7th Dan JKA WF in Lisburn.
JKA Ireland Open International Competition in Cork.