LBKI FAQ

1. What is the appropriate age to start Karate classes at LBKI?

Appropriate age to join Karate classes at our club is six years.

2. What is Karate-Do?

‘Karate’ is a Japanese word which is derived from two words ‘Kara’ and ‘te’ meaning ’empty’ and ‘hand’ respectively. Karate-Do means Karate as a way of life and beyond self-defence aspects. Students learn blocks, chops, punches and kicks.  At LBKI, we maintain the balance between the traditional and the modern forms.

3. Is Karate suitable for me?

Yes!  Karate has many other benefits than self-defence itself. People join Karate for their health and physical fitness reasons. You don’t need to possess an athletic personality to be able to start Karate training.

4. How often should we attend classes in a week?

It is advisable to attend at least two classes a week. The curriculum we teach keeps you up-to-date with other students should you want to apply for belt promotions etc. However, for some reasons, if you cannot make it to twice a week, then once-a-week is also an option.

5. Can Parents join as well with their kids?

Why not!  LBKI offers a family-friendly martial arts environment that is perfect for children, adults and the entire family.

6. Can my child get hurt during training?

Well, every sport has an element of risks concerning injuries. Be it Rugby, Cricket or Football. Martial Arts is not an exception. However, your safety is always our priority.

7. How often should students practice other than their regular classes?

At least 30 minutes of daily practice is the best way to retain and perfect what you have learned in class.

8. How long does it take to attain a black belt?

It depends on person to person, but it takes an average student somewhere between four to five years.

9. Can I try a class for free?

Yes. We encourage you to visit our dojo, meet us and try a free lesson before signing-up. We have three Karate Training facilities in Auckland. Timings and days are different making easy for you to pick the most convenient session.