"Karate" denotes "empty hand", indicating no weapons are used. A key element of Wado Ryu is using tai sabaki, which translates into body management. This system allows everybody, of all abilities and physicality, to be able to execute the technique effectively.
The content of the class will vary each week, but will include the following:
Basics or fundamentals – this is where you’ll learn the basic techniques, how to execute them, and why you must perform them in a certain way
This is where you put the techniques you learn into practise with a partner. There are many forms of partner work which is practised, but the aim is to executive the techniques effectively with a partner, gaining a better understanding of our kihon practise
This is a pre-determined form of moves which is practised in solo form. Each move within a kata is a combative move, and the application of the moves are practised with a partner so we can understand why we’re performing the technique in a certain way
To be able to understand the technique and to be able to execute it correctly, our training includes all of the above, as each element teaches us key components which improves them all.
Cheltenham Martial Arts
|18:00 - 19:00 (10th - 5th kyu)
19:00 - 20:00 (4th kyu upwards)