KV Karate offers training programs for people of all ages in a family friendly atmosphere where adults and children can begin training together in the dojo at the same time. After an introductory period, students eventually become placed into groups with their peers based on their training level and needs. Karate training will focus on improving listening skills, concentration, building self-confidence and physical fitness. Over time, karate training will also improve self-discipline, improved decision making and overall focus on executing tasks. KV Karate also offers competition training for students starting at age 8.
Tuesday & Thursday and Saturday • 60 MINUTES
(Ages 5-11) Classes are built around having fun physical activities with an introduction to karate basics. The “Active Start” and “FUNdamentals” stages of LTAD are taught here.These classes build on the teachings of Little Dragons and focuses on the “Learn to Train” stages of LTAD. However, the emphasis is on traditional karate while still having fun. Classes are 1 hour in duration and typically begin with a group activity followed by smaller group lessons.
Tuesday & Thursday and Saturday• 60-90 MINUTES
(Ages 12+) Adult classes begin with a group warm up and then are divided according to belt level and individual needs. Traditional karate training is offered including basic techniques (waza), kata (forms), goshin jitsu (self defense) and on occasion, introductory kumite and weapons (bo staff).
COMPETITION TRAINING - ADVANCED:
Competition training classes follow the Karate Canada LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development Program) for physical literacy, fitness and skills development. Competition training classes are not “style-specific”, meaning that any karate practitioner, regardless of their training style or dojo affiliation, can register for these classes. Training follows the Karate Canada LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) guidelines. Training is for both kata (forms) and kumite (sparring) and is based off of WKF (World Karate Federation) rules. These classes will also be in support of the KNB (Karate New Brunswick) provincial training program for provincial athletes. Classes are structured as follows:
Monday & Wednesday• 60 MINUTES
(Ages 8-11 OR Beginner 12+) Students learn the basics of kumite techniques and strategy. Students begin to learn the training & conditioning required to be effective at their level. This class will focus on the “Learn to Train” stage of LTAD. For those that have an interest in kata competition, they will be introduced to katas at their appropriate level. Most importantly, this class is about making the training fun!
Monday & Wednesday• 90 MINUTES
(Ages 12+) Competition training classes are tailored to the various levels of students participating at any given class. Generally, there is a group warm up with training drills at first, after which students may be paired into groups for individual training better suited to their level. LTAD “Train to Train” and “Train to Compete” principles will be followed along with the related KNB (Karate New Brunswick) and Karate Canada training strategies. Classes are 3 times per week with 1 class for kata training and two for kumite training.
This class is offered to all of our KV Karate members, 45min. duration.
KOBUJUTSU (WEAPONS) CLASSES
Ryu Kyu Kobujutsu is an Okinawan based weapons training system that teaches Bo (wooden staff), Sai (spike), Tonfa (short wooden handle), Kama (small bladed sickle) and Nanchaku (wooden sticks chained together). This is an ancient martial art that is separate from karate but complimentary in many ways. However, there is no karate experience necessary to take these classes. Beginners are welcome! In addition to these classes, there will be opportunities to attend full day clinics throughout the year.
Kobujutsu Beginner Class
Fridays and Sundays• 60 MINUTES
(Ages 8+) Training starts with the Bo staff and is a graduated belt ranking system similar to karate. Parents and children can train together in this class with training progression based on the individual. Students learn basics techniques along with forms (choreographed attack/defend sequences).
Kobujutsu Intermediate Class
Fridays and Sundays• 60 MINUTES
(Ages 12+) Class training progresses through the various belt levels and weapons with basic techniques and forms with plenty of practice time in class for both individual and paired training exercises. The Ryu Kyu Kobujutsu curriculum is adhered to with intermittent grading (tests) based on individual progression.
Kobujutsu Advanced Class
Friday and Sundays• 60 MINUTES
(Ages 12+) Class training progresses through the various belt levels and weapons with basic techniques and forms with plenty of practice time in class for both individual and paired training exercises. The Ryu Kyu Kobujutsu curriculum is adhered to with intermittent grading (tests) based on individual progression.Students will be separated into groups based on their rank and skill level.