At Ippon we specialise in traditional Shotokan Karate which practices the three basic principles of Karate: Kihon, Kata and Kumite. Our syllabus and grading methods are based from these traditional Shotokan principles.
- Kihon forms the foundation of Karate, practising punching, kicking and blocking.
- Kata is a sequence of offensive and defensive postures. These postures are based on idealised combat applications.
- Kumite contains two main forms, starting with structured, pre-arranged fighting which leads to free form fighting.
Techniques used in these three principles are deep, long stances that provide stability, enable powerful movements and build strength in the legs. Regarded as ‘Dynamic arts’, every student will develop their anaerobic stamina, speed and master powerful techniques.