We hold 4 classes throughout the week:
Monday & Wednesday:
4:30-5:30pm (5-10 years old)
Macclesfield Leisure Centre
Classes are split by age and ability. The earlier class is recommended for ages 5-10 and the later class is recommended for anyone over the age of 11 and higher grades. If you are unsure about which class to attend just give us a call or email.
All classes work on balance, coordination, concentration, control, discipline and fun. The lessons generally start with a warm up, stretching exercises and team games. This may be followed by some strengthening exercises moving through to the lesson plan for that day. This could include self-defence, kicking, punching, combinations, sparing etc…
Lessons are taught specifically with the children’s development in mind. Higher grades are expected to do more than the lower grades, who are expected to do more than the beginners. As the children progress though the grades, their confidence and ability increases significantly. Discipline and respect for others are important when training in karate so this is introduced at a very early stage.
Basics – Basic techniques include punches, kicks, blocks and stances. These techniques are taught to all grades as they form the foundation of the sport.
Combinations – When students are experienced with basic techniques they are taught how to implement them together in set combinations. These develop students sparing and self-defence abilities.
Sparring – Sparring consists of light one on one short duration fights consisting of punches and kicks. Strict rules are enforced to maintain safety and prevent any injuries. Sparring gives the student opportunities to practice techniques in a controlled environment.
Weapons – Students will have an opportunity to learn how to use a range of weapons such as:
- Bo staff
- Escrima sticks
Self Defence – A wide range of self-defence techniques are taught at the club. For example:
- Knife defence
- Breaking free from an attacker
- Pressure points
- Effective strikes
- Break falls
Curious as to what to expect at your first lesson? Head over to the blog post What Can I Expect From K.S.K.A Karate Lessons?