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.
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