Karate is a martial art originally developed in Japan. Karate is a striking art that can be practiced as an art, as self defence or as a contact sport. Karate is striking sport that combines punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes. At Pollet’s Martial Arts Centres open handed techniques, grappling, locks, restraints, throws, and vital point strikes are taught as part of the Karate curriculum.
Karate is a great discipline for young children as it teaches them the mental strength and application needed to succeed at both karate and life. At Pollet’s our Karate philosophy focuses on both the physical and mental side of karate including perseverance, fearlessness, virtue, and leadership skills – all great attributes for children to develop from a young age. Pollet’s Martial Arts Centres also teach children ‘stranger danger awareness’ programs that will also help your children to remain safe and alert when you are not around.
The Karate classes /curriculum at Pollet’s is divided into three elements;
- Kata – Forms – a series of movements and techniques that are practiced in a pattern using an ‘invisible opponent’.
- Kihon – Basics, Step Movements, Self Defence, Combinations, Knife attack defence.
- Kumite – Sparring – classes aimed at perfect technique, speed, accuracy, correct timing and control during kumite, and it is practiced both as a sport and as self-defence training.
Whether you just want to learn some self defence or are serious about becoming a serious Karate practitioner Pollet’s can cater for you; Pollet’s Martial Arts Centre has over 40 years of success in producing State, National and World Karate Champions. Our Master Instructor Hanshi Ian Pollet is an 8th Degree Black Belt in Karate Jitsu, and Goju Karate. Hanshi Ian Pollet has won Gold at the World Goju Karate Federation Championships in South Africa in 2013 and was the ISKA Grand World Champion for Kata and Self Defence in 2008 and 2011.
Pollet’s Martial Arts Centre has six full time locations at Bathurst, Granville, Penrith, Orange, Dubbo and the Gold Coast offering karate and other martial arts disciplines that are open six days a week. All locations provide a family friendly environment and have kids’ classes available for children over two years old. All locations have superior weights and cardio facilities and have experienced professional martial arts instructors.
So come and try Kids Karate & Self Defence classes at one of our facilities today.