A Triumphant Extravaganza of NZ Karate at JKA Timaru

Karate at JKA Karate TImaru

Over three years in the making, last month JKA Timaru saw the arrival of Karates esteemed chief instructor Ueki Masaaki.

We at JKA Karate Timaru count it a great honour to have Shuseki Shihan (head instructor) Ueki Masaaki visit our Dojo.

The group participated in training sessions with  Shuseki Shihan Ueki Masaaki along with New Zealand’s Top Instructors on two consecutive days with more than 80 participants from across the nation as well as representatives from India and Japan.

The auspicious event was reported by the media; to read the whole article, click here.

JKA Karate is a growing Dojo, and we invite you to join us on this exciting journey.

Curious about JKA Karate but unsure of what to anticipate from karate lessons?

Our instructors are always available to answer your questions and help you with your practice. You might be anxious going into your first class, here are a few  suggestions to help you prepare for a class you’ve signed up for and ease your concerns if you’re unsure of what to expect!

First and foremost you don’t need to be concerned about getting hurt, looking foolish, or being by yourself. 

Our training environment at JKA Karate is secure, welcoming, and professional. Every time you begin something new, you feel a little uneasy. But at that point, you can tell that you are evolving and changing. Every step of the way, we’ll be there to encourage you, gently push you to be your best self, and mentor you.

Learn about the karate technique of bowing. No matter how skilled a practitioner is, bowing in the dojo is a symbol of mutual respect, which is why you do it before sparring or working on exercises with a partner. To demonstrate respect for the dojo, its history, and the practice, you will bow both when you enter and when you leave, at the start and finish of class.

Just a few examples of what the benefits are of Karate.

Exercise body (You’ll get a full-body workout in karate)

Respect ( Learn respect for yourself and others)

Self-defense (Techniques taught to protect yourself)

Concentration (Focusing efforts on what you are learning)

Focus (Having complete concentration)

Discipline (Activity or experience that provides mental or physical training)

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us here at JKA Timaru on 021 545 359 or make time to visit our Dojo which is located down stairs from Go Girl Physique.