Q. What are the key differences between Traditional Karate and Freestyle Karate?

A. Traditional Karate classes spend a large portion of their time practising Kata or forms, trying to perfect each movement. Some also work on Bunkai or application of each move within the Kata. Freestyle Karate spends this valuable time working concepts and concentrating on defensive strategy against attacks performed in modern society. When not working on self-defence, Freestyle Karate members train rhythm and power on focus pads and kick bags, or work blocking drills or our grading syllabus.

Q. What are the advantages of training in a modern system as opposed to a traditional system?

A. Most modern systems blend modern principles and concepts, concentrating on defensive strategies for today's society, they also use today's sports science concepts in as far as warm-ups and training methods. Freestyle Karate is user friendly, giving our members the important skills to enjoy life.

Q. How long will it take me to get a Black Belt in Karate?

A. It depends totally on the individual, on how many nights per week a person trains and at what pace the person learns. There are 5 belt tests per year with no minimum amount of time between coloured belt testing, you test when you are ready and if you're not ready you wait untill the next testing day. From white to black belt there are 9 levels.

Q. I currently study Martial Arts elsewhere. If I start training in Freestyle Karate will I need to grade for each belt all over again?

A. No. We find what level you are at and bring you in at that level, teaching you our syllabus which is very unique and then you progress to the next level

Q. Do you encourage your students to enter Martial Arts competitions?

A. No. Freestyle Karate is a true Martial Art/self-defence system, it is not a sport in any way or form. Our goal is to teach members to defend themselves in today's violent society, not to compete in tournaments using techniques that would get you killed on the street.

Q. How many nights per week can I train?

A. Freestyle Karate is held 4 nights per week, and you can train each night.

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