Different Types of Karate Instruction

by Brandon Berte

Karate is ultimately described as a standing style of martial arts that focuses on punching, kicking, blocks and takedowns. However, being that there are multiple techniques that come along with each aspect of this discipline, several different types of karate have developed as the sport has progressed. Today, we invite you to learn more about this particular activity by discovering the various types of karate instruction available at martial arts schools:

KarateChito-­ryu:? Chito-­ryu is a style of karate that was first developed in Japan in 1946. The techniques that accompany this approach focus on the lower body; specifically the fast rotation, tension and relaxation that it must exhibit.

Wado­-ryu:? Also developed in Japan, Wado-­ryu is a form of karate that blends grappling techniques from jiu jitsu and striking techniques from the art of Shotokan. It was created by Hironori Otsuka and officially entered the martial arts world prior to World War II.

Kyokushinkai:? Developed in 1964, this style is one of the most difficult. When competing in this discipline, fighters primarily win by knock downs or knockouts ­- their training certainly prepares them to deliver intense blows to their competitors!

For more information about the different types of karate, check out this article from Livestrong.

Here at Tiger Schulmann’s, all of our instructors are certified to teach our students various karate techniques. But what truly separates our organization from the rest is the fact that we place all of our focus on only the most effective and practical techniques from each of the different karate styles. Our team works diligently day in and day out to study and master the techniques that we feel deliver the best results in any situation where self-­defense is needed.

With programs available for both children and adults, our karate classes also include instruction on coordination and body awareness, which helps our students excel even more in self­-defense tactics. Not to mention, in our kid’s karate classes specifically, we also touch on flexibility and aerobic fitness. By participating in our programs, you’ll truly get the most comprehensive karate instruction there is.

To learn where you can participate in a karate class at a Tiger Schulmann’s near you, visit our website or call (800) 528­-4437. Also, don’t forget to connect with us on social media! We’re LIVE on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube, and update our pages regularly with the latest Tiger Schulmann’s news and MMA tips!