SHISEIKAN SKC BECOME A MEMBER
When you join Shiseikan, you become more than just a member of a karate club, you become part of Shotokan Nation . Being a member of the Shotokan Nation allows you to train at any of its clubs around the country.
Shotokan Nation was established in 2021. We are a group of dedicated practitioners of Shotokan Karate, many with senior grades and decades of experience of training, competing and teaching karate. We are, an inclusive organisation that will not only support your karate development, but by working with and never against other associations and karateka, facilitate the sharing of knowledge, skills and experience for the benefit of others. We are building safe, exciting and progressive opportunities to train and compete, develop life skills, and grow as a group and as individuals. We will train, learn and develop together with our members and with the wider karate community.
Your Shotokan Nation licence allows you to grade, enter competitions and attend courses. More importantly, it also gives you insurance cover for training.
Shotokan Nation is affiliated to the EKF
As you progress through your Kyu grades and obtain a new coloured belt, you will begin to learn new techniques and katas. For instance, a new technique might be added to a combination you mastered in your previous grade, in order to make progression smooth. However, Karate can be a little daunting, particularly for beginners - learning new techniques and their Japanese names can present some challenges. The important thing to keep in mind is that, as long as you continue to visit the dojo, your training will fall in to place and you will soon discover yourself achieving advanced combinations and katas that you never thought possible.
To assist with your development, we have listed a short glossary of Japanese Karate terms
that you will hear and use whilst training.
USEFUL JAPANESE KARATE TERMS
UKE - BLOCKS
Knife hand block
TSUKI - PUNCHES
Yoko geri Keage
Yoko geri kekomi
Side snap kick
Side thrust kick
Move to ready position
Front hand punch
Two punch combo
Three punch combo