Karate originated in Oknawa and was later taken to the Japanese mainland. Karate means 'empty hand' and so does not usually have any weapons involved although some forms do. At the Martial Arts Education Centre the style of Karate taught is based on the Shotokan system and involves Kihon (basics - punches, blocks, kicks and combinations), Kata (patterns), Bunkai (application of the moves in Kata) and two person drills. All this is taught in a graduated way so that beginners can grasp the basics first and then progress as they become more proficient at the techniques.
Classes are available from ages 7 years and up. Classes are for 7 years of age to 12 years of age and teenagers and above. We even have morning classes specifically designed for the mums who can drop the kids off at school and then go and have some fun for themselves!