Karate training emphasises fitness, stamina and self-defence along with development and strengthening of character. Training typically involves basic callisthenics, karate movements and techniques, kata and several forms of sparring.
Hobart Police & Community Youth Club
300 Liverpool Street, Hobart TAS 7000
Students will be expected to observe a small number of formalities and points of etiquette in the dojo. These will be explained to you by your instructor or senior students.
Regular gradings are held each year, usually at four monthly intervals, and providing you have trained regularly and made the necessary progress you will be permitted to attend the grading examination.
Students commence as white belts and progress through the grades or kyus to black belt. As you progress, various colours are used to indicate your grade. Certificates are issued upon successfully passing each grade test.
Students attempting 1st Dan grading must write a two (2) page essay on 'What Karate Means to Me', and this is submitted to Hanshi who does all Dan gradings.