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Gharghur Karate Club

Karate Club in Gharghur, Malta


 

About Gharghur Karate Club in Malta

Introduction to Karate
The word Karate literally means “empty hand”. In fact Karate is a form of martial art where its practice involves no weapons but a variety of techniques, punches, blocks and kicks. The hands and feet are used to block and strike when necessary to defend one self.  There are many several Karate styles each having their own characteristics such as emphasizing speed, power and hip rotation while other styles concentrate on competitions, self-defense and other variations of technique applications.

Shotokan Karate
Funakoshi Gichin is the founder of Shotokan Karate. He was born in Okinawa and was the first to introduce Tang Hang in Japan in 1917. In 1936 he modified his own style and renamed it to “Karate”. There are several other Karate styles, one of the main styles being Shotokan Karate. Shotoan Karate is based on Kihon (basic techniques), Kata (forms) and Kumite (sparring). They must be studied as one and all three encompass speed, agility, technique and strength.

Ghaghur Karate Club
Gharghur Karate Club has an experienced albeit young instructor eager to learn and share his knowledge of Shotokan Karate. The club had its first official session in March 2010. The club is affiliated to the JKA Malta whereby more info can be found on the affiliations page. As a club we are continuously invited to local seminars by the JKA Malta and other organizations as well. We also attend international seminars taking students with us (if willing and possible) to undergo technical and precise training as well as undertake examinations. Gharghur Karate Club is also working to organize and attend competitions, as well as organize demonstrations at local Maltese events, to promote itself.

Training at the Gharghur Karate Club
A typical session consists of 15-20 minutes warm up, stretching and physical fitness exercises. Classes are held during the evening after 6pm. Karate is performed in bare feet. New members require bringing a bottle of water and wear a T-shirt and shorts. When one decides to join the club, a Karate Suit (gi) is required and can be bought at the club directly. For classes times and days please call or send an email. Everyone is welcome to join. Classes are available for ALL AGES.

Affiliations
Gharghur Karate Club is currently affiliated with the Japan Karate Association of Malta. The club was officially enrolled in April 2010. The club also attends local events organized by the JKA Malta and international events organized by the JKA European and World Federation.

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Contact Gharghur Karate Club in Gharghur, Malta


T: 21433616
M: 99279917 / 79334371
A: Sqaq L’Imnieqa, Gharghur
E: etienne_karate@hotmail.com
W: www.gharghurkarate.com

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