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Videos

Click on a technique below to see a video.

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Karate Terminology

At CMA Karate we use a number of Japanese terms when teaching, in this glossary you will find the general terms used in day to day classes. You will also find the translations for numbers and stances.

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Syllabus

Our syllabus for all students encompasses the three ‘K’s of karate:

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FAQs

Get answers to some of the frequently asked questions.

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Our Classes

The formal karate grades start with a red belt and progress through the grades to black belt. These grades are called kyu (pronounced queue) grades. At black belt the grades are referred to as Dan grades. This is generally considered the start of their karate careers as all the basics have been learnt.

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History of Wado

At CMA Karate we teach Wado Ryu Karate “The Way of Harmony”. The style was developed in the early 20th century by Grand Master Hironori Ohtsuka and over many years became one of the more popular styles throughout the world.

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How to tie a belt

Learn how to tie your karate belt.

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Grading information

What you need to do and bring with you when you grade.

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Club Rules

Learn about the CMA Karate club rules.

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Dojo Etiquette

Learn about the dojo etiquette we expect at CMA Karate.

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