Karate is a martial art of Japanese origin that deals with attacks through evasive body movements and/or blocking, and counter attacks using kicks, punches and strikes. People variously practice it as a form of self defense, a way of keeping healthy and as a sport.
Aside from being a very popular form of martial arts, Karate also adds great values to its practitioners: Self confidence, courage, emotional stability, the ability to focus, to withstand high pressures and control and command.
The practice of karate is divided into two elements: kata (forms) and kumite (sparring). However these two elements should not be considered separate, as they constantly overlap and rely on each other.
Known as the illusionary fight, where a group of defensive and offensive movements are performed in different directions.
Known as the actual fight, where 2 equal in -belt level, weight, gender and age- karate players engage in a time- definite match using their arms and legs, each trying to overcome the other player's attempts in order to score points.
Karate belt levels:
Trainings and Fees:
Training sessions take place 3 times a week in both summer and winter, for 1 hour each.
After 3 months of Karate practice, the player is then tested by the Egyptian Federation of karate after gaining the approval of the karate coach and the sports activity management.
This test is held 4 times a year-once every 3 months. After each test, the players are given one week vacation.
The vacation is subject to the coach's approval.
Player's/ team's participation in championships is based on the performance appraisal conducted by the karate coach.
Training sessions are set by the karate management.