Karate Classes In Halesoween, Dudley & Stourbridge
Karate is a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, as well as open-handed techniques. Come and join a class at one of our three academies.
The Benefits of Karate
One of the best things about Karate is that it’s so fun to learn. You’ll be enjoying yourself so much that you don’t realise how many calories you’ve burnt or how much muscle you’ve gained. You'll also benefit from...
Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom prior to its 19th century annexation by Japan. It was brought to the Japanese mainland in the early 20th century during a time of cultural exchanges between the Japanese and the Ryukyuans. In 1922, the Japanese Ministry of Education invited Gichin Funakoshi to Tokyo to give a karate demonstration and, by 1924, Keio University established the first university karate club in Japan. In 1932, all major Japanese universities had karate clubs and in this era of escalating Japanese militarism, the name was changed from "Chinese hand" to "empty hand" - both of which are pronounced karate - to indicate that the Japanese wished to develop the combat form in Japanese style. After the Second World War, Okinawa became an important United States military site and karate became popular among servicemen stationed there. Later the martial arts movies of the 1960s and 1970s served to greatly increase its popularity and the word "karate" began to be used in a generic way to refer to all striking-based Oriental martial arts. Karate schools began appearing across the world, catering for those with casual interests as well as those seeking a deeper study of the art.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How will I know I am Progressing?
We grade our all our students every 3 months. This is to track and monitor your progress throughout your Martial Arts journey. You will get regular feedback on your progress we help you set and achieve your goals to ensure you are successful.
Q. Do I have to Buy all the Training Equipment
No. We provide all necessary equipment for you to use. We also have a shop where you can purchase your own personal equipment.
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
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What To Expect at MAC Academies
Don't feel daunted about coming along to any of our Martial Art Concepts academies. We're a friendly and fun place to exercise where everyone is welcome.
MAC offers martial art classes and training programs that are tailored to your needs so whether your young or a little older, fit or trying to be fit, looking for confidence or self protection skills, together we can achieve your goals.