Frequently Asked Questions

Is there “fighting”?

At the beginners’ level, the only forms of kumite (sparring) practiced are basic, pre-arranged patterns of attack and defense. Free sparring (jiyu kumite) is only practiced by intermediate and advanced students, and is done on a “non-contact” basis.

Do I have to buy a uniform?

New students are discouraged from buying a uniform until they have trained for a few weeks and can judge whether they will wish to continue with karate training. Students are, however, expected to purchase a uniform before taking their first examination (which is usually after 3 or 4 months).

Can I come and watch a class?

Yes. Alternatively, prospective students are welcome to actually try a class without any obligation.

Further inquiries can be referred to Michael Doherty at 604-666-5978.