We are so proud to have Pearland SHOTOKAN Karate to operate and conduct one of our academy program under our 6000 sq ft climate control karate facility and the program practice traditional Japanese style Karate which is Kihon, Kumite, Kata, Bunkai, Self Defense, Physical Training & Weapon. We teach not only Karate but self confidence, respect, discipline, focus and especially manners.
Kihon is a japanese term meaning "basics" or "fundamentals." The term is used to refer to the basic techniques that are taught and practiced as the foundation of most Japansese martial arts.
Kumite literally translated means "grappling hands" and is one of the three main sections of karate training, along with Kata and Kihon. Kumite is the part of karate in which a person trains against an adversary, basic techniques learned from the Kihon and Kata. Kumite can be used to develop a particular techniques or skill or it can done in competition.
Kata is mean "form", a Japanese word, are the detailed choreographed patterns of movements practiced wither solo or in pairs. The term is used for the corresponding concept in non-Japanese martial arts in general.
Bunkai, literally meaning "analysis" or "disassembly", is a term used in Japanese martial arts referring to process of analyzing Kata and extracting fighting techniques from the movements of a "form" (Kata). The extracted fighting techniques are called Oyo.
Self-defense is countermeasure that involves defending the health and well-being of oneself, or of another, from harm.
You join not just only learn karate and you also need to have a good physical fitness to maintain your stamina and strength. Be part in our program will also need to learn some weapon training.
Karate belts level also call as "Kyu" level. Each color of the belt mean for different level of the Karate test you been passed.
10th Kyu - White
9th Kyu - Yellow
8th Kyu - Orange
7th Kyu - Green
6th Kyu - Blue
5th Kyu - Purple
4th Kyu - Red
3rd Kyu - Brown
2nd kyu - Brown
1st Kyu - Brown
Black Belt Degree (Dan)
Children - 1st Dan (Shodan)
Youth - Shodan - Nidan
Adult - 1 to 9 Dan