Tips for Learning Karate Online

With the restrictions in place during the COVID-19 crisis we have to change the way that we deliver and receive our learning.  Students are moving into a homeschooling  model with support from their school and their parents. This will continue for the foreseeable future, it could only be weeks but will more than likely be for months.

 

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How will this affect your karate training?

Learning anything online is hard, but not impossible. Online studies requires both discipline and commitment on your part. In saying that, just because something is hard that does not mean that it cannot become an important part of your karate journey.  Adaptability is the key to successful online learning.

 

To get the most out of online classes:

  • Be prepared –

    • Ensure that your device is charged, plugged in, has video and sound drink bottlecapabilities and is connected to the internet.
    • Make sure your surroundings are clear of hazards (that there is nothing that you can trip on or come into contact with when you are performing techniques)
    • Allow yourself some time before class for warm up and afterwards for cool down.
    • Have a drink bottle close by.
    • Be ready to start class on time.

 

  • Speak up –

    • Live classes will give you the opportunity to ask questions just as you would in the dojo. Sometimes you may be muted and have to ‘raise your hand’ or else send a text message using the program hosting the meetings such as Zoom to a live IT assistant who can relay your messages to the instructor.
    • Use feedback opportunities offered by your instructor. Our principal instructor invites you to send in short videos via Facebook messenger of your kata or combinations and will provide you with corrections as required and tips to help you move forward in your training.
    • Use your clubs Facebook page to keep in contact with your training buddies.  At a time when we are self-isolating we will miss the feeling of spending time with our training buddies, the banter and general chat that goes on before and after class will be sorely missed so engage with each other when possible on Facebook and other chat media.
  • Keep a training journal:

    • Keep a note book close by to use straight after class and record anything that you are learning while it is still fresh in your mind following a live class.
    • Use a journal for Kata mapping a kata or combination that you are learning on video use the stop start features on your device.  Try writing out the kata in long hand to help commit the moves to your memory.
  • Get the dojo feel at home-

    • I mentioned above about clearing a space suitable for you to train in, this KK Dojocould be a corner of the family room, your bedroom, carport, garage or in the garden.  Do what you can to make the space suitable for your training.
    • If you can create your own space, bring out your grading certificates, old belts, photos of you and your dojo friends at tournaments, camps or gradings, photos of the past masters of your style,  the logo of your style, bonsai tree, inspirational quotes, your dojo kun and so on.. basically anything that makes you get your karate on.
    • Put your gi and belt on before class, this helps to set your mindset for the class to come.

These are interesting times that we are moving into and there is a lot of speculation on how we will look on the other side.  Let’s uphold our traditions and practices with as much diligence and grace as we can muster.  It won’t be long before we are seeing each other in the dojo again, but until then, do whatever you must to keep your karate spirit alive.

Online Subscription Registration

STAY ACTIVE & STAY HEALTHY AT HOME

Keeping normality in our  lives in this uncertain time is important for both our mental and physical health. With so many sports cancelled our children are left with little in the way of physical activity.  Our aim is to keep our students healthy and active at home.

Commencing Term Two – until further notice:

  • All classes will be conducted online.
  • All online learning will be subscription based.
  • Gradings will be by appointment only.

We want to help you stay active and continue your Karate journey without interruptions.

So we will continue to offer all students the following:

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1) Access to online curriculum modules via a dedicated Facebook group.
2) Access to LIVE classes via ZOOM. Each class will be offered on Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday and Saturdays and will be conducted by Sensei Don. Classes will be begin as per your normal class time.
3) FREE dedicated feedback, simply send in your questions or a short video (up to 5 minutes) for advice on your training.
Once your registration is processed we will send you access to our Facebook page and Upcoming Zoom classes.
Your Principal instructors full-time employment is teaching. He is going to spend his time hard at work putting these classes together and assisting his students.  We appreciate your support in keeping our club alive and well, for its students now and in the future.
The Karate for Life Kofukan Team believe that these measures are important to keep both your training and our club alive.

STAY ACTIVE & STAY HEALTHY

Subscription Fees:
        • 1 x Family Member            $100 (per school term)
        • 2 x Family Members          $175 (Per School Term)
        • 3 x Family Members          $200 (Per School Term)

What you receive:

  1. Unlimited access to our syllabus videos on a dedicated Facebook Page.
  2. Unlimited attendance to our LIVE online classes.
  3. Individual critique from Sensei Don on your training techniques and performance.

 

Please complete the form below to secure your registration for TERM TWO.

New Members Welcome