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