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Do You Want to feel Safer, have more Confidence, higher Self-Esteem, better Discipline, increased Fitness and a happier more Positive Outlook on Life? Our Adult Karate classes are for you.

Regardless of age or fitness levels, a student will benefit physically from training. Improvements in flexibility, strength, stamina and aerobic fitness are just some of the benefits to be gained. With correct training under proper instruction students can improve concentration, self confidence, self esteem, discipline, leading to increased positivity, mind control, stress relief, leading to peace of mind and a healthier attitude to life.

Elite Karate Academy teaches traditional Wado Ryu Karate-Do (The Way of Harmony). We know correct training leads to character development and self improvement and is more than simply fighting.  Learning the correct mental attitude and fighting spirit of the Samurai improves concentration levels, mind control and stress relief leading to a more positive attitude towards life.

Our teen / adult student classes cover a range of topics broken down into beginners – intermediate – advance classes.  This allows students to progress at their own pace through the various modules needed to advance to the next level.  Elite Karate Academy recognises that student’s goals and reasons for training differ.

Our Adult classes focus on personal development while building strong practical self-protection skills.  See below.

Various Reasons for training.

Martial Art = The philosophy of the style we practice/ A way of Life / A lifelong study

Self-protection (non-consensual violence) = Avoiding and awareness of violent crime, muggings, rape, knife crime, sudden assault.  Training the mindset, strategies, tactical skills, and techniques needed to survive non-consensual violence…

Fighting (consensual violence) = Avoiding and awareness of aggressive individuals/ drunks, dealing with situations before they turn violent, dealing with dominance and territorial games such as the monkey dance.

Mental Training = Mindfulness, Mental Training, Stress Relief, improved Self-Confidence, or Self-esteem

Physical Fitness = You will improve your overall Conditioning, Strength, Flexibility, Speed, Power, Acceleration, Body Movement, Balance, Focus and overall fitness.

Historical/Cultural = Weapon or training with non-self-protection goals.

Fun = Sometimes we do things simple because they are fun to do.

Sport = Elite Karate Academy does not compete in sporting Karate.  We use sparring drills to improve our skill sets to be better on the street.  We spar just for fun.

Our Traditional Wado Ryu Syllabus is listed below.  We now also teach a Self-Protection Syllabus of Practical Applied Karate For Teen/Adults.  This syllabus ensures all students have practical self-protection skills from the beginning of their training through to black belt.

What follows is our principles-based approach to teaching.

Beginners Syllabus Covering White, Yellow and Orange Belts

Striking =             understanding structure, weapon selection, & Power Generation

Atemi =                 Vital points – Hitting the correct body part with the correct weapon

Kicking =              Basic kicks

Stances =             How to use stances?  Why?  And what they are used for?

Maai =                  Understanding Distancing and the pros and cons of each range – Long range – Medium Range – Short Range – Trapping – Grappling – Infighting

Timing =               Where timing works, and within which range it doesn’t.   How to control the timing where there is none (assault)

Irmi =                    Entering Techniques – how to close on an opponent

Mindfulness =   Being present and living in the moment

Blocking =            Blocking – Parrying & hit– Deflecting – Avoiding – Slipping – Ducking – Limb destruction

Zanshin =             Awareness – Lingering Mind – how does this relate to the street and life

Street Awareness=          How to avoid trouble (situational awareness) – Traffic light system – Danger areas (Where does trouble happen)– Criminal Mindset (social & asocial mindset) – the 4 D’s (dialogue, deception, distraction, destruction)

Tactical Training =            Strategy & Tactics for fighting and understanding the legal ramifications, understanding and explaining means, intent and opportunity and preclusion, Understanding that self-protection is an affirmative defence

Threat Management = Dealing/ Avoiding/De-escalating threats and recognising threat behaviour.

Fight Psychology =           Understanding how and why the mind works in violence – OODA Loop- chemical mix and what happens when it dumps in your system

Karate Ni Sente Nashi = Understanding the philosophy that there is no first attack in karate and how that relates to non-consensual violence, pre-emptive strikes, and the law

Kata = A series of pre-arranged forms teaching fighting movement, principles, and tactics

Intermediate Syllabus Covering Green, Blue and Purple Belts

Intermediate katas & techniques

Kiai =              Spirit training and how it can empower you

Tai Sabaki=     Body Movement/Entering/Evasion/Escape

Tai Ashi=        Footwork and sweeps

Flow=              The ability to adapt, continue, change levels, move in and out of range, alternate strategies

Hubud=           sensitivity drill while striking, locking, and trapping

Ukemi=           Breakfalls, The ability to fall without injuring yourself

Trapping=        The momentary immobilization of an opponent’s limbs designed to give you a brief opportunity to strike while they cannot.

Locking=         Locks to limbs to immobilise or destroy

Clinch fighting=         Sensitivity drills while grappling and striking and all known techniques

Kohoro=          Is spirit, the mental, physical, and spiritual intent put into every technique.  It is the emotional weight behind your technique, emotional but controlled emotion, never anger, negativity or despair.  This is not achieved over night but takes years of correct training to reach that level.

Mokuso=         Meditation and its practice

Shoshin=         Beginner’s Mind – A philosophical attitude for training and life

Shoshaku Jushaku=     Mistake upon mistake – A philosophical attitude for training and life

 

Advanced

Black Belt Katas & Techniques

Takedowns=               Throws, Sweeps and takedowns

Strangles and Chokes=

Infighting=                  Grappling and dealing with non-consensual sudden attacks

Groundfighting =        Initially the ability to get up or failing that to fight on the ground

Metsuke=                    Eye contact – where to look, when to look and when not to look, understanding the difference between perception and sight.

Fudoshin=                   Immovable or unbreakable mind – A philosophical attitude for training and life

Mushin=                      No Mind – A philosophical attitude for training and life

Ikken Hissatsu=          One strike one kill – The attitude and foundation of karate

Adult/Teen beginner classes are 8-9.15pm Monday and Wednesday. View our timetable here. Contact me by phone or text on 086 822 4902 or email info@elitekarateacademy.com to arrange a FREE TRIAL.

 

yellow belt

8th Kyu – Yellow Belt

Kihons (Basic Techniques)
Junzuki

Gyakuzuki

Maegeri Front kick (stomach)

Surikomi Maegeri
One step front kick (stomach)

Sokuto Fumikomi
Foot edge stamping kick (side kick knee)

Renraku Waza (Combinations)
Maegeri Chudan – Tobikomizuki

Front kick (stomach) – Snap punch (face)

Surikomi Maegeri Chudan – Tobikomizuki

One step front kick (stomach) – Snap punch (face)

Maegeri Chudan – Gyakuzuki

Front kick (stomach) – Opposite punch (stomach)

Surikomi Maegeri Chudan – Gyakuzuki

One step front kick (stomach) – Opposite punch (stomach)

Kata
Taikyoku

orange-belt
7th Kyu Orange Belt

Junzuki

Gyakuzuki

Junzuki No Tsukkomi

Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi

Mawashigeri Chudan

Roundhouse kick (stomach)

Renraku Waza (Combinations)
1 Maegeri – Mawashigeri – Gyakuzuki

Front kick (stomach) – Roundhouse kick (stomach) – Opposite punch (stomach)

2 Surikomi Maegeri – Mawashigeri – Gyakuzuki

One step front kick (stomach) – Roundhouse kick (stomach) – Opposite punch (stomach)

Sanbon Gumite (3 Step Sparring)

Middle blocks

1 Chudan Uchi Uke – Empi .
Middle inner block (mid-section) – Elbow strike (ribs)

2 Chudan Soto Uke – Maegeri – Gyakuzuki
Middle outer block (mid-section) – Grab – Front kick (ribs/back) – Opposite punch (ribs/back)

Kick Blocks

1 Chudan Maegeri Uke Ipponme – Kick block 1

2 Chudan Maegeri Uke Nihonme – Kick block 2

Kata
Taikyoku
Pinan Nidan

green-belt

6th Kyu Green Belt

Kihons (Basic Techniques)

Junzuki

Gyakuzuki

Junzuki No Tsukkomi

Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi

Kette Junzuki

Kette Gyakuzuki

Tobikomizuki

Surikomi Mawashigeri Chudan

Surikomi Sokuto Chudan

Renraku Waza (Combinations)

(1) Maegeri, Sokuto Fumikomi, Gyakuzuki

(2) Surikomi Maegeri, Sokuto Fumikomi, Gyakuzuki

Sanbon Gumite (3 step sparring)
Jodan Uke 1 + 2

Mae Geri Uke 3

Ohyo Gumite (pre-arranged sparring) No 1

Kata
Pinan Nidan
Pinan Shodan

blue-belt

5th Kyu Blue Belt

Kihons (Basic Techniques)

Junzuki

Gyakuzuki

Junzuki No Tsukkomi

Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi

Kette Junzuki

Kette Gyakuzuki

Kette Junzuki No Tsukkomi

Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi

Nagashizuki

Ushiro geri gedan (low back kick)

Sokuto Chudan

Nidan Geri Jodan

Renraku Waza (Combinations)

(1) Mawashi-geri Chudan, Ushiro-geri Gedan, Gyakuzuki Chudan

(2) Surikomi Sokuto Fumikomi, Ushiro-geri Gedan, Uraken Jodan

Sanbon Gumite (3 step sparring)

Jodan Uke 1 + 2

Mae Geri Uke 3 + 4

Ohyo Gumite (pre-arranged sparring)
No 1 + 2

Kata
Pinan Shodan
Pinan Sandan

purple-belt

4th Kyu – Purple Belt

Kihons (Basic Techniques)

Junzuki

Gyakuzuki

Junzuki No Tsukkomi

Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi

Kette Junzuki

Kette Gyakuzuki

Kette Junzuki No Tsukkomi

Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi

Nagashizuki

Mawashigeri Chudan

Ushiro geri Chudan

Sokuto Chudan

Renraku Waza (Combinations)

(1) Mae-geri Chudan, Nagashizuki Jodan, Gyakuzuki Chudan

(2) Surikomi Mae-geri Chudan, Nagashizuki Jodan, Mawashi-geri Chudan
(3) Mae-geri Chudan, Sokuto Fumikomi, Ushiro-geri, Gyakuzuki Chudan

Sanbon Gumite (3 step sparring)

Jodan Uke 1 – 4

Mae Geri Uke 1 – 4

Ohyo Gumite (pre-arranged sparring) No 2 + 3

Kata
Pinan Sandan
Pinan Yodan

 

brown-belt3

3rd Kyu Brown Belt

Kihons (Basic Techniques)

Junzuki

Gyakuzuki

Junzuki No Tsukkomi

Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi

Kette Junzuki

Kette Gyakuzuki

Kette Junzuki No Tsukkomi

Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi

Tobikomizuki

Nagashizuki

Mawashigeri Jodan

Ushiro geri Chudan

Sokuto Chudan

Renraku Waza (Combinations)

(1) Surikomi Mae-geri, Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri, Gyakuzuki

(2) Mae-geri, Nagashizuki, Gyakuzuki, Mawashi-geri Chudan

(3) Surikomi Mae-geri, Sokuto Fumikomi, Ushiro-geri, Uraken

Sanbon Gumite (3 step sparring)

Jodan Uke 1 – 4

Mae Geri Uke 1 – 4

Ohyo Gumite (pre-arranged sparring)
No 1 – 4

Kihon kumite

No 1

Kata
Pinan Yodan
Pinan Godan

brown-belt2

2nd Kyu Brown Belt

Kihons (Basic Techniques)

Junzuki

Gyakuzuki

Junzuki No Tsukkomi

Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi

Kette Junzuki

Kette Gyakuzuki

Kette Junzuki No Tsukkomi

Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi

Nagashizuki

Surikomi Mawashigeri Jodan

Surikomi Sokuto Chudan

Ushiro geri Chudan

Renraku Waza (Combinations)

(1) Surikomi Mae-geri, Nagashizuki, Mawashi-geri Jodan

(2) Mae-geri, Sokuto, Ushiro-geri, Gyakuzuki

(3) Zenshinshite Jodanzuki, Renzuki Chudan, Surikomi Mae-geri, Mawashi-geri, Gyakuzuki

Sanbon Gumite (3 step sparring)

Jodan Uke 1 – 4

Mae Geri Uke 1 – 5

Ohyo Gumite (pre-arranged sparring)
No 3, 4, 5

Kihon kumite
No 1 + No 2

Kata
One Pinan Chosen On The Day
Kushanku

brown-belt1

1st Kyu Brown Belt

Kihons (Basic Techniques)

Junzuki

Gyakuzuki

Junzuki No Tsukkomi

Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi

Kette Junzuki

Kette Gyakuzuki

Kette Junzuki No Tsukkomi

Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi

Tobikomizuki

Nagashizuki

Surikomi Mawashigeri Jodan

Mawashigeri Jodan

Sokuto Jodan

Surikomi Sokuto Jodan

Ushiro geri Chudan

Renraku Waza (Combinations

(1) Zenshinshite Jodanzuki, Renzuki Chudan, Mae-geri, Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri, Gyakuzuki

(2) Surikomi Jodanzuki, Renzuki Chudan, Surikomi Mae-geri, Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri, Uraken Jodan

(3) Zenshinshite Jodanzuki, Renzuki Chudan, Mae-geri, Nagashizuki, Gyakuzuki, Mawashi-geri Jodan

Sanbon Gumite (3 step sparring)

Jodan Uke 1 – 4

Mae Geri Uke 1 – 6

Ohyo Gumite (pre-arranged sparring)
No 5, 6, 7

Kihon kumite
No 1 + No 3

Kata
One Pinan Chosen On The Day
Kushanku
Nihanchi

1st Dan Black Belt

Kihons (Basic Techniques):

  • Junzuki
  • Gyakuzuki
  • Kette Junzuki
  • Kette Gyakuzuki
  • Junzuki No Tsukkomi
  • Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi
  • Kette Junzuki No Tsukkomi
  • Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi
  • Tobikomizuki
  • Nagashizuki
  • Surikomi Mawashigeri Jodan
  • Mawashigeri Jodan
  • Sokuto Jodan
  • Surikomi Sokuto Jodan
  • Ushiro geri Chudan

Renraku Waza (Combinations):

  1. Zenshinshite Jodanzuki, Renzuki Chudan, Mae-geri, Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri, Gyakuzuki

(Slide in front punch, opposite punch, front kick, roundhouse kick, back kick, opposite punch)

  1. Surikomi Jodanzuki, Renzuki Chudan, Surikomi Mae-geri, Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri, Uraken Jodan

(Step in front punch, opposite punch, one step front kick, roundhouse kick, back kick, backfist)

  1. Zenshinshite Jodanzuki, Renzuki Chudan, Mae-geri, Nagashizuki, Gyakuzuki, Mawashi-geri Jodan

(Slide in front punch, opposite punch, front kick, nagashizuki, opposite punch, roundhouse kick)

Sanbon Gumite (3 step sparring):

  • Chudan Uke 1-2
  • Jodan Uke 1-4
  • Mae Geri Uke 1-6

Ohyo Gumite (pre-arranged sparring):

  • No 1-8

Kihon kumite:

  • No 1-3

Kata:

  • One Pinan Chosen On The Day
  • Kushanku
  • Nihanchi
  • Chinto

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http://www.elitekarateacademy.com/teacher/sensei-gareth-fiztgerald/

Sensei Gareth Fiztgerald

Sensei Gareth FitzGerald 6th Dan, started his Karate training over 35 years ago in 1985,...

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Time: 8pm-9.15pm
Day: Mon Wed
Belt System: Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple, Brown X3, Black
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