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SOMERSET APPLIED KARATE

CROSCOMBE    -    GLASTONBURY    -    STREET

WHAT IS SOMERSET APPLIED KARATE?

Somerset Applied Karate is a group of Karate clubs in the Mendip District of Somerset specialising in Shotokan Karate, the most globally practised style. Karate is a martial arts born in Okinawa, Japan in the late 19th century which derives from its original form of Karate as do other styles. These styles differ in focus, emphasis and origin but all are based around being a standing, striking style of fighting and self-defence.

Applied Karate, or modern or progressive Karate, is one of two recognisable practises of Karate, the other is commonly referred to as 'traditional' or '3K' Karate. The difference is based on their primary objectives - a martial art or a self-defence system? Somerset Applied Karate says "why not both?!"

Somerset Applied Karate will teach you how to train solo, to perform a 'Kata' with precision and finesse, how to apply techniques to bags and focus pads, how to use self-defence and self-protection tactics on compliant and non-compliant partners, how to spar or fight in a controlled environment using a multitude of tactics and, most of all, how to learn vital life skills such as coordination, discipline, self-control, basic self-protection, stamina, endurance and friendship. 

Join Somerset Applied Karate today.

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