ABOUT KARATE BYFORD
KOFUKAN KARATE BYFORD DOJO
We train at the BYFORD SECONDARY COLLEGE, 57 ABERNETHY ROAD, BYFORD.
Training times are:
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
5:00pm to 6:00pm for Juniors (7-12 years of age)
6:00pm to 7:00pm for seniors (13 years and up)
5:00pm to 6:00pm family class (all ages 7 and up)
First and foremost, Karate is the Art of Self Defence. Karate-Do means ‘The Way of the Empty Hand’.
To defend ourselves we learn a combination of blocking, evading, striking, kicking, immobilising and where necessary disarming strategies.
We protect ourselves by learning to avoid the situations that will lead to us having to employ the above-mentioned skills.
We deter attackers by developing an air of confidence that tells would be attackers that we are not victims, we are not vulnerable and we therefore cannot be bullied, because we have mastered the above-mentioned skills through diligence, hard work and commitment to our Art.