Crouching Tiger Karate is a discipline for life.
We offer classes that are tailor made to suit all ages from infants right through to adults.
OUR NURSERY STUDENTS
are offered the perfect introduction to karate and many other sports.
Rather than follow a traditional grading syllabus, these classes - often
held during school hours and in their nursery premises - are modified to suit each budding student. Students who start this early tend to develop a natural ease
and a sense of intuitiveness for karate and sports.
We identify their individual strengths and ability and teach them
to maximise their balance, coordination and automotive skills
by tailoring activities that use basic karate techniques.
OUR YOUNGER STUDENTS
will start with our Tiger Cubs Syllabus which is adapted to suit our young beginners.
This is where they learn to build character as they enjoy progressing from belt to belt,
while gently being introduced to the concepts of
self-discipline, respect and good etiquette.
Feedback from parents suggests that our karate lessons are an excellent confidence builder for shy children and an outstanding channelling activity for energetic children.
OUR OLDER STUDENTS
will be offered our Shotokan Syllabus - a more traditional karate
grading syllabus with colour belt gradings that go from
white belt through to black, six years to adulthood
Fitness, strength, flexibility and co-ordination is developed quickly, and even as a beginner, these skills will become evident after just a few classes.
These classes also introduce and encourage strength of character
by valuing discipline, concentration and respectful behaviour.
To progress in karate, quality of character is favoured
just as highly as quality of technique.
ALL OUR WEEKLY CLASSES
start with an aerobic warm up which incorporates
stretches and strength exercises then focuses on
basic techniques such as KIHON (punches, kicks and blocks),
KATA (sequences of moves) and KUMITE (basic sparring exercises).