PREPARATION OF KARATISTS
The three main components in karate training are kihon, kata and kumite.
– development of basic karate techniques by the method of repeated repetitions.
– Complexes of complexly coordinated movements imitating karate techniques. Continue reading
KARATE, karate-do, a kind of Japanese martial art, a system of defense and attack without weapons. Unlike other martial arts in Japan (sumo, ju-jitsu, judo, aikido), which involve wrestling, holding various kinds of throws, holding captures and asphyxiation techniques, in karate the degree of direct contact between the participants of the fight is minimal, and precisely targeted ones are used to crush the enemy powerful blows with hands or feet applied to vital points of his body. Continue reading
PREPARATION IN AIKIDO
The suit for aikido classes consists of a cotton jacket, pants and a belt. The color of the belt, just like in judo and karate, determines the level of aikido mastery. All masters above the first dan must additionally wear a traditional Japanese skirt-pants (hakama) in black. Unlike other types of wrestling, the atmosphere in the dojo, where Aikido practitioners train, is rather “soft” than “strict”. Continue reading