The North West Karate Academy just like most Karate Systems teach Kata, Adults will also learn the practical applications. We have been very successful on the competitive scene winning lots of English and British title over the year and students/instructors have also gained England representation.
The North West Karate Academy has had a lot of success in Kumite winning numerous English and British Titles and have had Students/Instructors represent England Internationally.
Adult classes include the art of Karate Jutsu, it covers all aspects of self-defence including striking, clinching, ground fighting, joint manipulation, throwing, strangles and escapes etc. The primary focus is on opponents that are unskilled in combat and common forms of violence in the street. It is not built around the idea of fighting a knowledgeable fighter in a sporting event.
Adults at the Academy learn a progressive grappling syllabus which gives firm basics in clinching and ground work. Sparring is not compulsory but some Students wish to excel in this aspect of training and that is a personal choice.
In this supplementary practice and study of the striking portion of Karate there are hundreds of techniques to train and perfect on a strike shield, focus mitt or heavy bag. General classes usually contain an element of Pad Work mostly on a strike shield. This will improve body alignment/technique, power and fitness/conditioning.
Policies and Procedures
Standards are important to the North West Karate Academy; any Sports Club should have active policies and procedures. For example: Child Protection.
Health and Safety issues are important in todays world, keeping up to date is just as important as the teaching of Karate itself.
Brief Karate History
There is a lot of confusion when it comes to Martial Arts, it not just the general public that can get confused, students of many Martial Arts are unsure of the history and what their art represents.