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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Is there any contract?

No, there are no long term contracts. Membership can be cancelled with a 30-day written notice. 

How does your typical day look like at LBKI?

Our classes are categorised into themes. In order to maintain a balance between the stuff practitioners learn we use this unique method.

Our class theme could be one of the following:

1) Kihon (fundamentals of karate, strikes, blocks, stances and kicks etc)
2) Kata (The traditional and most popular part of Karate. Katas are organised sets of movements, strikes and blocks)
3) Kumite (Point system sparring . We have a method where beginners start at a very slow pace and a safe environment. Their intensity and strength increases with practice and promotions)
4) Self-defence (self-defence techniques to the scenarios like collar grab, headbutts, punch to the face, push etc are taught with complete supervision – students develop reflexes and confidence when dealing with bullies on street etc).