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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Wado Ryu Karate Do?
Wado-Ryu Karate is a Japanese martial art founded by Hironori Ohtsuka Sensei in 1934. Ohtsuka Sensei developed Wado-Ryu after studying the Samurai martial art of Jiu-jitsu, and Shotokan (another style of Karate). This combination, according to Ohtsuka Sensei, is a softer, more natural means of self-protection, indicating Ohtsuka Sensei's original intention to use training in Wado-Ryu as a means of... solving problems in a non-violent way.
Q: What are the benefits of training?
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.
Q: How are the students graded?
Students must score above 50% in order to pass their grading. Juniors are graded on their technical ability, each technique out of 5 marks, their attendance since their last grade, and their martial arts/fighting spirit, meaning their discipline, attitude and character in class.
(F) Fail (C) Pass 50-60% (B) Merit 60-90% (A) Distinction 90-100%.
Q: What age do you have to be to start training?
Students must be 5 years of age or over to start training at Elite Karate Academy. There is no upper age restriction on adult classes.
Q: What does Wado Ryu mean?
Wado Ryu translates as the Way of Harmony or Peace. Wado Ryu is a softer school of karate, favouring deflection and body evasion to use an apponents force against them. Also due to the influence of jiujitsu, Wado Ryu incorperates locks and throws, as well as kicks and punches. Judo and Aikido both developed from Jujitsu and could be considered cousins to our style. At the advanced level Wado Ryu looks like a combination of Aikido and Karate.
Q: What can karate give me?
Traditional Karate offers a diverse range of interest points for students, Whether your looking for
(3) SELF DEFENSE
(4) WAY OF LIFE
Q: What makes your club Elite?
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Child Protection Program
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