Karate Lake Zurich
TKO NISEI DOJO KARATE Lake Zurich instructors teach traditional Shotokan Karate, Kihon Karate (basics), Kata Karate (forms), Kumite Karate (sparring) and Kobudo Karate (weapons).
- Kihon Karate consists of kicks, punches, sweeps, strikes, blocks, and throws which become increasingly more difficult and sophisticated as a student progresses through the belt rankings.
- Kata Karate is a detailed choreographed pattern of movements made to be practiced alone, but are also practiced within groups and in unison when training. It is practiced as a way to memorize and perfect the movement being executed.
- Kumite Karate is is a part of karate in which a person trains against an adversary, using the techniques learned from the Kihon and Kata. Kumite can be used to develop a particular technique or skill effectively judging and adjusting one's distance from one's opponent or it can be done in competition.
- Kobudo Karate is Japanese (Okinawan) martial arts focused on weapons training. Kobudo was developed on the Okinawan island of Japan and concentrates on traditional weapons such as the Bo, Sai, Tonfa, and Eku.
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Karate Lake Zurich Belt Promotion
At Nisei Dogo Karate in Lake Zurich Colored karate belt ranks are used in karate to indicate experience, knowledge, and seniority. Students begin as a white belt and advance through yellow, orange, blue, green, low purple, high purple, brown and black belt. After achieving a first-level black belt, Shodan (1st-degree black belt), students continue to progress as a Dan (Black Belt rank).
Typically students earn Shodan in 10-12 years. Each rank is associated with certain kata(s), and sparring techniques that need to be perfected in order to pass to the next rank. A student must be invited by a Sensei to test for the next rank, which may occur a few times a year in the lower ranks, and only 1-2 times a year for higher ranks.
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Children Karate [Ages 4-6]
Students at Nisei Dojo Karate in Lake Zurich will learn how to follow instruction, develop balance, coordination, strength, and concentration through appropriate game playing. They will be taught listening skills and will gain self-confidence through creative activities while engaging in a fun and exciting environment.
Youth Karate [Ages 7-12]
Students at Nisei Dojo Karate in Lake Zurich will improve coordination, power of concentration, and balance while learning kata and sparring actions. Continued growth in self-esteem and confidence building, as students, broaden their abilities and knowledge of the martial art. The skills obtained in this class will help enhance your child's’ abilities in school, sports, and other outside activities.
Teen & Adult Karate [Ages 13-Adult]
Training in karate at Nisei Dojo Karate in Lake Zurich offers many benefits to becoming a whole individual. Self-defense skills, physical fitness, mental as well as physical challenges, and a connection to others in this age group are principal goals at this level. Karate training is an excellent means of keeping your mind-body connection and keeping multi-tasking skills sharp and focused. It releases tension, improves balance and agility and improves both health of mind and body. This class is designed for any age and any level of physical fitness.