Senior classes are for students aged 10+. In these classes, karateka (practitioners of karate) follow the more traditional teachings of Gōjū Ryū. Recognition of learning comes in the form of gradings, where students are given the opportunity to perform their skills before a panel of judges. Successful gradings result in promotion to the next level.
Traditional Gōjū Ryū techniques
Gōjū Ryū, meaning “hard-soft style” in Japanese, incorporates a combination of hard and soft techniques, or put more simply, incorporates straight and circular techniques using a closed or open hand. Students develop these techniques in conjunction with kata, a set of choreographed movements, practised individually, which form part of all gradings in the senior system.
Physical and mental skills
Similar to the Juniors, Senior Classes aim to develop physical and mental skills such as socialisation, focus, core strength, balance, fine and gross motor skills, coordination, fitness, safety, self-defence, awareness and self-control. In addition to this, Senior Classes also focus on body strengthening and conditioning, and partner drills.
Nintai Karate promotes anti-bullying, self-confidence, honour, respect, and perseverance in all classes. Along with these values, Senior Classes also focus on applying the core concepts of Gōjū Ryū, a combination of hardness and softness, to everyday life.
In addition to regular training, students also have the opportunity to take part in formal and informal tournaments, attend seminars as well as participate in our social days.
Feel free to come try a FREE TRIAL CLASS
On Tuesday or Thursday from 6:00pm-7:00pm at Capalaba Dojo