What Happens In A Karate Class?

A karate class lasts one to two hours. It starts with bows of respect. Your first bow will be to show respect to the master of the school, whose portrait is gener­ally hung on the wall. Next, you bow to your instructor. You begin the class by doing warm‑up exercises that prepare your muscles and …

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Starting Karate

You may be shy and lack self­ confidence. You may have a hard time making friends. The practice’ of karate will help you overcome these difficulties through group training and through your own individual work. You may be nervous or need to channel your aggressiveness. You may have been told you are a bad sport. …

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