After a complete stretch and warm up, we move right into basic training, usually beginning with punches, strikes and blocks, then onto legwork and kicking skills. After which the techniques are then practised on the move in both basic stances and in fighting styles.
We then pair off into partners in order to employ these movements in a natural setting with a variety of opponents utilizing focus mitts and pads and pre-set block and attack principles to develop strength, speed and reaction timing for unforeseen situations. We finish with a cool down employing stretching and callisthenics and finally a calming meditation period to close the class.
The "John Taylor’s Kyokushin Karate" Adult Program provides a great opportunity for adults to be more physically fit; to develop both self-defence awareness and self-defence skill; to maintain a healthy, positive outlook...and to have a great time with other people who also enjoy these pursuits!
The first of our three components is Self-Defence. We teach our students to be safe by using a common sense approach to protection. This means understanding self-defence techniques and self-defence strategy.
Our second component is physical fitness. At the adult level, we work on muscle strength and toning; regaining flexibility and coordination; and developing stamina. These important fitness qualities will help you avoid illness; give you more energy as you go through your day; and more reserve at the end of the day, to do the things you enjoy doing!
Our third component is actually the most popular...and the most powerful. We call it the "Lifestyle" component. That is the way that we teach the attitude skills of Kyokushin Karate: self-control, self-confidence, positive thinking, communication skills, perseverance, courage, and the ability to set and reach powerful goals. As our instructors help you learn these skills, you will find yourself, improving your ability to get along with other people while staying focused, motivated and able to move outside your "comfort zone," into the "achievement zone." Reducing your current level of stress.
And, what makes it work, what holds all three parts together, the instructors are very well trained and our school is a friendship-based system. You are sure to enjoy the classes "Hanshi Taylor’s Kyokushin Karate!"
about your child’s level of self-control?
theories, or big words, either...just good old-fashioned common sense.
The Hanshi Taylor’s “Kyokushin Karate" Children’s Program does teach children how to defend themselves...but not in the hard-core, violent way you might imagine. We teach our students to be safe by using a common sense approach to protection. This means understanding self-defence techniques and self-defence strategy.
We also teach body language concepts to our students. Things related to body posture, eye contact, and voice. Things that are designed to give your child a confident appearance...an appearance that communicates, "I am a good person." and, importantly, "I am not a person you can shove around."
Our second area of emphasis is physical fitness. We develop fundamental athletic skills. Important skills like coordination, flexibility, and body balance. Skills that are required for baseball, soccer, tennis, and golf...but usually aren’t taught very well. They are simply expected. If you have them, you do well. But if you don’t, you're left behind. But the fact is, those skills are teachable and when we develop them in our classroom, it just sends the kids back to the ball fields or to the gym class -- not only more capable, but also more confident in that environment.
The 3rd component, however, is our big area. It represents our uniqueness... and also what parents like best about our program. That is the way that we teach the attitude skills of the Martial Arts. The self-control, self-confidence, the positive thinking. The listening skills, the respect, and the good manners. The ability to focus attention, blocking out distractions. The perseverance and the courage and, what is really powerful about our program is that it does not just teach our students about these skills. They actually experience these important skills in our class and they are taught how to apply these skills when they are away from karate club. So, academically, socially, and within the home, our students are empowered to perform at higher levels. What makes it work, what holds all three parts together, is just that it’s so much fun. The instructors are really great people.
Young students (Ages 5-15 years old) receive physical training and self-defence instruction appropriate for their level in special children’s’ class.
+ Poise + Discipline = Personal Best”
Only YOU can choose to align your child with foundation-building experiences. “Kyokushin Karate" can help you build the skills necessary for success! Chart a course with Kyokushin Karate that will lead YOU and your family to achieving success!
Robert has been attending John Taylor’s Kyokushin Karate school
in Bondi Junction for the past 5 months and I can honestly say this was
one of the best decisions I have made. Apart from being one of the world’s
leading Karate Masters, Hanshi Taylor is an amazing teacher. He has the
ability to impart knowledge whilst maintaining discipline and making the
process fun for all the children involved. Without exception the children
look forward to their classes with John where they develop their skills
in the areas of self defence with self control and confidence.
friendly and entertaining environment, makes learning fun and enjoyable
for kids of all ages.
Participating in one’s first karate tournament is an exciting time for all. It gives students the opportunity to hone his/her fighting skills, compete against others, and foster good sportsmanship. However, it can also be confusing and overwhelming for a beginner competitor. I would suggest do not expect to bring home a gold medal or that you do not pressure your child to bring home a gold medal. Every one should feel comfortable with the idea of competing in tournament. It is a great learning experience which teaches dedication and perseverance. It also teaches something that can not be taught in training, how to fight under pressure. If some one needs to defend themselves in a street situation the ability to operate under pressure is paramount. You or your child should feel proud of his/her achievements thus far and remember that competing in tournaments is supposed to be fun. There is nothing more wonderful to see than the camaraderie of our students-cheering each other on, patting each other on the back, and even consoling team mates who have not placed in an event.
training is a requirement of our students. In sport karate tournament
competition. Through their participation in regular karate classes and
competition team training session’s students will develop their
sports karate fighting strategies, perfection in forms, rules and knowledge
of competition, and sportsmanship skills.
We strongly encourage all karate students to participate in tournaments There is no doubt that tournament improve student’s karate ability. Why? Here are a few of the benefits:
teach the students how to react to pressure, a great attribute in today’s
Have you ever thought about going into a karate tournament? Have you ever wondered if a technique would work on someone who wasn’t expecting it? Are you tired of sparring the same people time after time until you know when they are going to do before they do? Do you enjoy meeting new people and watching how others fight? Do you enjoy watching some of the best fighters in the country fight and perform and then get your own chance to compete against them? Would you like the chance to exercise your own powers of creativity and show yourself what you can do? Then tournaments are for you. Be careful though, it’s a little known fact that they are addictive.
For those people who are just starting their tournament experience congratulations, you are going to have a lot of fun and more importantly; you are going to learn quite a lot not only about your karate skills but yourself as well. Even if you do not win, you get much more. You get an opportunity to pit your skill and talents against your contemporaries. Tournament experience also lets you know what techniques are working for you and which ones you need to work on.
Each year in New South Wales we hold the New South Wales Individual Championships, the New South Wales team Championships and the Australian championships. Both are equally valuable to you in your pursuit of karate excellence. Tournaments are in categories so that each person has not only a chance to win, but gain valuable experience along the way. As well a the Non contact tournament we Australian Kyokushin Karate Association hold Full-Contact tournaments for adults. While the full contact tournament may seem daunting, the grade and weight divisions ensure that no one is outclassed and each and every competitor has an opportunity to test their skills and even win. Some fighters enjoy both the Non-Contact and the Full-Contact events and subsequently enter both, however for the most part fighters choose between one of the two events.
How many times have you been locked out of your home or car and you really needed to get in, how many times do you try the door handle. When people are trapped in a crowded theatre and they will try to open the door, over and over and over again. Knowing its locked has nothing to do with it, when your mind starts going into condition red, you lose all rational thought. How do you prepare or prevent yourself from going into condition red and blacking out? Experience and training. The more you can replicate the circumstances of a stressful situation, the more you can learn what to expect. This requires training partners, training environments and a lot of repetition, and tournament style experience.
Last but not least, tournament participation teaches good sportsmanship while helping the karate student to become a better martial artist.
Twice yearly in New South Wales the NSW Kyokushin Karate Association runs a weekend training camp. The camp is designed to give the students a deeper and better understanding of karate to teach an independent attitude and to give a further bonding between students. It also a great opportunity to meet karate students from all around Australia as they come from many parts of Australia to attend this camp, as the benefits and training given at this new South Wales camp are well known throughout Australia. It follows then that we encourage all of out students to attend the camps. If fact when the student start to reach a higher grade in a karate attending the camp for students over the age of 10 is compulsory as the camps are designed to accelerate the students learning to enable them to succeeded to the higher standard needed for a high Kyokushin Karate grade.
This is a
great opportunity to obtain highly concentrated training and should not
Every month the Dojo newsletter ("BondiShin") comes out which is mailed free of charge to all members and also available at the Dojo. The AKKA newsletter is also included which can be accessed from the AKKA web site.
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