Principals and Foundations
We follow a proven syllabus as the principals and foundations of our training. The syllabus covers the 3 Ks of Shotokan Karate. Which are Kihon, Kata and Kumite. These principals and foundations teach not simply technique but also the underlying principals that defines Karate. A syllabus is most importantly a training guide . This requires much repetition of techniques and movements . During this process the technical elements are engrained moreover become second nature. This is a great strength of the syllabus developing physical intelligence. It can also be a great weakness. For instance if we become completely immersed in the repetition of technique for repetition sake. Above all we need to learn and develop the underlying principals. Therefore gaining understanding of application.
The teaching syllabus is progressive and also structured to develop students as they progress. Each level lays a foundation for the next with under pinning skills. Consequently building physical intelligence and technical ability.
There are minimum time periods between each grade level and also minimum lesson attendance requirements. Students will have to fully demonstrate that they are able to perform to the grade requirement they are attempting. In addition to showing a understanding of what they are performing. Students need to show that they have the responsibility for the grade level they are working for. Most importantly they must show superb Karate spirit in their work.