All classes at the Kugatsu Karate-Do are designed to be appropriate to all ages and grades; each class will always begin with a light cardiovascular warm-up and stretching session.
Classes will then be structured to include a selection of the following activities:
- Basics techniques (Kihon) - Combinations (Shukokai and advanced free-style) - Impact pad-work - Focus pad-work - Kata (Forms) - Kumite (Sparring), both pre-arranged and free form - Self-defence - Karate orientated stamina and fitness work
Most classes will contain the practice of basic techniques, impact pad-work, kata and kumite. Over a period of four weeks or so, students can expect to cover all of the above providing that they train on a regular basis.
Like most physical activities, the more a student practices the quicker they learn and improve on their technique, fitness, skill and knowledge.
It is recommended that students train a minimum of twice per week.
Given the physical nature of karate training, there is a risk that students may sustain an occasional injury.