Traditional, Modern and Sport Karate

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Many people are aware that there are several different styles of karate, the most popular being Wado Ryu, Shotokan, Kyokushinkai and Goju Ryu, in no particular order. But did you know that different types of karate have developed through the history of its evolution? … Continued

Real Black Belts

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When karate came to Europe from Japan, it was very much a martial art for young men. Kumite among students was often full contact and with just thinly padded gloves designed to protect the knuckles, not your opponent’s face. The … Continued

Learning Katas

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Regular practice is essential to progress through the belts. For home practice, there are some (limited) online video tutorials at https://loughtonkarateclub.co.uk/tutorials/. Alternatively, these are the YouTube links for the katas in our syllabus: Orange Belt, Pinan Nidan – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjEHXPd3I2I Green Belt, Pinan Sandan – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0cVH1JYwIw Blue … Continued