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Beginners

What is Karate?
Dojo Etiquette & Rules
Karate Terminology

Affiliation

Stevenage Karate Club is proud to be affiliated to the Japan Karate Association.

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Sensei Ohta

Sensei Yoshinobu Ohta, 7th Dan JKA

Sensei Yoshinobu Ohta
7th Dan JKA
Chief Instructor JKA England


Stevenage Karate Club Instructors

All instructors and coaches teaching at the Stevenage clubs have to obtain an Enhanced Certificate from the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), are fully Insured & Qualified to teach

Beginners

The idea of joining our club to start-out in JKA Shotokan Karate may seem a bit daunting to most aspiring martial artists. After all, everybody else in the class is likely to have more experience than you - the black belts always look a bit frightening - but it is actually a lot easier than you may think: it just requires you to turn up and join in; a tracksuit and T-shirt will do.

You will be given an introduction into the basic Shotokan techniques, probably by one of those scary black belts (who may turn out to be human after all), and then you'll join the beginners in their quest to become a skilled martial artist.

We have put together a short introduction into karate, the Japanese terminology that is regularly used in JKA Karate, as well as some guidelines as to what we find important in our club and what you can expect when you join our club:

What is Karate?
Dojo Etiquette & Rules
Karate Terminology

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