SHISEIKAN SKC BECOME A MEMBER

When you join Shiseikan, you become more than just a member of a karate club, you become part of the KUGB (Karate Union of Great Britain). Being a member of the KUGB allows you to train at any of its 350 clubs around the country.

The KUGB was estblished in 1966 as a democratic and non-profit-making organisation for the development of Shotokan Karate and is affiliated to European and World Shotokan Karate bodies.

Benefits for members include: FREE black and brown belt courses, FREE instructors courses, FREE referees and judges courses and FREE squad training courses.

Your KUGB licence allows you to grade, enter competitions and attend courses. More importantly, it also gives you insurance cover for training.

MEMBER RESOURCES

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

NUMBERS

One

Two

Three

Four

Five

Six

Seven

Eight

Nine

Ten

Ichi

Ni

San

Shi

Go

Roku

shichi

hachi

ku

juu

DOJO INSTRUCTION

Rei

Seiza

Yoi

Kamae-te

Hajime

Yame

Mawatte

UKE - BLOCKS

Gedan barai

Age uke

Soto uke

Uchi uke

Shuto uke

Nagashi uke

Empi uke

Morote uke

Downward block

Rising block

Outside block

Inside block

Knife hand block

Sweeping block

Elbow block

Augmented block

TSUKI - PUNCHES

Mae geri

Yoko geri Keage

Yoko geri kekomi

Mawashi geri

Ushiro geri

Ren geri

Front Kick

Side snap kick

Side thrust kick

Roundhouse kick

Back kick

Kicking combo

USEFUL TERMS

Oss

Gi

Kime

Kihon

Kata

Kumite

Jodan

Chudan

Gedan

Kiai

Respectful greeting

Karate uniform

Focus

Basic techniques

Formal exercises

Sparring

Head

Middle body

Lower body

Martial shout

Bow

Kneel

Ready

Move to ready position

Start/Begin

Finish/Stop

Turn

GERI- KICKS

Oi tsuki

Gyaku tsuki

Kizami tsuki

Choku tsuki

Ren tsuki

Sanbon tsuki

Stepping punch

Reverse punch

Front hand punch

Straight punch

Two punch combo

Three punch combo

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How To Find Us

Shiseikan SKC can be found at Park Way primary school in Maidstone, Kent.

You can contact Sensei Chris Mulville - 07800 779617

Shiseikan SKC

Park Way Primary School,

Park Way,

Maidstone,

Kent

ME15 7AH

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