Purton / Swindon
- Bradon Forest School, Purton.
Monday 6.30 - 8.00pm
- Henry Box School
School Holidays & Half Terms relocated to Woodgreen School
- Lydiard Park Academy Swindon
Trowbridge Sports Centre
Saturday 10.00am - 11.00am
Strode Leisure Centre
Saturday 5.00 - 6.00pm
- Wood Green School
Friday 6.25 - 7.25pm CLOSED
With the news of Primary Schools opening soon and Senior Schools likely to follow.
to start with I dont know if we will be allowed to use the sports facilities at this time however if we do return there will obviously be guidelines to comply with.
Full details will be given to all club members by letter when we start back.
Basic conditions as below.
1, If any member shows signs of Covid 19 do not attend
2, There will not be any contact for the time being.
3, There will not be any Kumite / Sparring
4, Training at a distance from others will be maintained.
For the time being most of the syllabus can be taught with no contact, we have plenty of space in the venues we use to keep the distance required, the elements of kumite can be taught as line work , we normally do it this way anyway to learn the moves before pairing up.
Should you have any queries please contact me, hopefully see you all soon.
Sensei Lewis 6thDan
The training sessions are much the same at each of the clubs. There is always a warm up period followed by practice in the formal movements and exercises which are characteristic of Shotokan Karate.
Students new to karate start by learning the basics (Kihon).
•They will learn the etiquette of the Dojo and how to address the instructor.
•They will learn the correct way to stand in different situations.
•They will learn the basic punches, strikes, kicks and blocks.
•They will learn the first formal set of moves - Kata Kihon. (There are many different Kata and you can learn more about them by clicking here).
•They will learn how to breath correctly - this being essential to the correct application of Shotokan Karate.
As they progress they will build on these foundations.
•They will learn more complex Kata
•They will learn how to spar (Kumite). First with set moves, then progressing to semi freestyle and finally freestyle.
•They will learn combinations of different punches, strikes, kicks and blocks.
Students will progressively learn more complex and challenging techniques. The programme of training is such that those who practice regularly will make steady progress through the grades, their physical and mental stamina increasing in line with their technical ability. The colour of the karate belt is an indicator of how far the student has progressed.
Students train hard in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Rob and the senior members are always prepared to help the less experienced.
The Clubs welcome new members. If you want to find out more, why not come along to one of the training sessions. Alternatively, you can contact Rob Lewis on
07880 938342. Rob can also be contact by e-mail.
Training / Practice plan
1, FORWARD KIBA DACHI MIGI/GEDAN BARAI
STEP FORWARD TO ZENKUTSO DACHI / KIZAMI ZUKI
FRONT LEG BACK TO BACK TO KIBA DACHI / GEDAN BARAI
2, FORWARD / KIBA DACHI MIGI
STEP ACROSS AGE UKE
STEP ACROSS FRONT LEG TO ZENKUTSO DACHI / SOTO UKE / GYAKU ZUKI
FRONT LEG BACK TO KIBA DACHI/ GEDAN BARAI
3, MOVE FORWARD KOKUTSO DACHI / UCHI UKE
MOVE FORWARD UCHI / KOKUTSO DACHI / LEAN FORWARD KIZAMI ZUKI
4, MOVE FORWARD KOKUTSO DACHI / DOUBLE UCHI
MOVE FORWARD KOKUTSO DACHI DOUBLE UCHI
LEAN FORWARD / KIZAMI ZUKI / GYAKU ZUKI (BOTH LEANING FORWARD)
BACK TO KOKUTSO DACHI
1, TEKKI SHODAN
2, TEKKI NIDAN
3, TEKKI SANDAN
1, GOHON KUMITE
TO COUNT / OWN TIME / ANY ORDER
2, SANBON KUMITE
TO COUNT / OWN TIME / ANY ORDER
KUMITE CAN BE PRACTICED ALONE AS LINE WORK