The NIKW held its annual Kata course on the weekend of the 8th & 9th April 2017
Saturday was reserved for the younger members, who were given an engaging excellent course on ideas and inspiration on improving their own Karate training.
In order to ensure training is worthwhile, young members were told the importance of good training, so that they can develop and be in a position to apply much tougher training regimes when they reach the appropriate age.
The course started off with ensuring a good warm up routine was completed.
Sensei Brunton used the Pinan Kata’s to demonstrate the importance of doing the movements correctly. Maintaining technically correct movements will mean Karate will improve, otherwise ones Karate can never improve.
Sunday, gave adult members the chance to glean some in depth knowledge from one of Europe’s foremost authority on Wado-Kai Karate, 7th Dan JKF, Sensei Brunton.
The Importance of embusen (line of attack) not only in moving from one point to another, but when punching and blocking were looked at in detail with some practical examples of how this affects the ability to execute effectively.
Over both days members were left with plenty of knowledge to incorporate into their own training regime.
There was no doubt Karate-Do training, can be a never ending journey of self-discipline, and keen to focus on developing themselves, whether for flexibility, self-confidence, balance or preparing for competition.
Grading examinations were held for those who wanted to check their technical development, with many passing the grade.
While some may not have met the standard required, they were left with valuable experience and knowledge to allow them to meet this next time round
The NIKW remains committed to ensuring a high standard of grades, ensuring all members can take pride in their achievement. Examinations are aligned to Japanese Wado-Kai Federation standards.
Look out for further, upcoming courses within the NIKW