In this section we will give you a brief tour of our training process. The videos selected here will show you both the traditional and sport parts of karate. Traditional karate training is based on traditional Okinawa Goju Ryu karate techniques. Sport karate adapts the basic sport conditioning of (“scientific approach”) strength, cardio, speed, agility, stretching, plyometrics, nutrition and much more into the routine to improve the physical condition of athletes.
The training of age groups 6-12y/o is based on the traditional karate techniques; kihon and kata development. Routine, in general, is greatly affected by the existing Karate Ontario rules at this moment. Conditioning in this age group is based on fun competitive exercises where we teach kids basic motor skills and most importantly- we develop their competitive skills. Parents’ support and positive feedback is very important in this stage in order for kids to build their interest in sports . Motivation is also a great way to start sports ! Habit is what keeps you doing it! So lets start building this healthy habit together!
After 12y/o the routine changes. The focus is primarily on developing all the sport karate skills and techniques necessary to compete at the elite level tournaments(World Karate Federations rules). The intensity and exercises selected is based on the tournaments schedule. Sport conditioning , specific karate drills, timing and tactics are all the main objectives at this stage. After each tournament (we call it “off season”) we add to our routine: traditional karate techniques, submission grappling, kickboxing, and self defence. This is done to give some time for a physical recovery from the specific sport routines, and also adds some variety. Karate is not just a physical fitness system but also self defence. Our goal is to give students all of the basic knowledge needed in order to be able to defend themselves in real life situations.
All students (competitors and recreational stream students) follow the same routine, just with their own personal adjustment of the intensity and difficulty. Beginners are welcome with any age group with only one small criteria - their best effort is required! Smoking and other bad habits are reduced which is one of the benefits of exercising. Proper and healthy nutrition will help to go through the routine much easier.
Next topics of the website will give you a better (visual) idea of subjects such as: traditional kata, bunkai kata, tournament kata, self defence, traditional karate conditioning and sport karate conditioning .
Sensei R. Saltikov