Intermediate Karate Classes
INTERMEDIATE CLASSES: These rankings are typically designed for students who have been training for over nine months but less than 18 months. After completing the Beginner’s program, the student then can proceed to the Intermediate Programs. Having limited proficiency in American Kenpo Karate we now start to focus on developing our skills in a progressive manner. These ranks consist of Purple, Blue, and Green belt ranks. The students now further widen their knowledge base on forms and self-defense technics. The also learn more advanced martial arts skills such as spinning and jumping kicking and punching skills. They have enough skill level and knowledge to not only increase their number of forms and self-defense technics but also they start honing their proficiency in which they can apply what they know. The importance of Sparring also increases as a focus point. We offer two kinds of sparring. Point sparring is typically the first type of sparring a student learns. A sparring match is contested between two students who attempt to “score” points on the opponent and use defensive moves to reduce the number of times they get “scored” upon. The second is continuous sparring where the “action” of the match continues even after a point has been scored. All sparring is performed in a controlled environment making it safe, fun and educational. Sparring is as close to a real-life confrontation as you can get while still being safe.
In Intermediate ranks we also step up the importance of life skill development. As the student becomes more proficient at self-defense we also must continue to develop, improve and manage the mental and emotional side. NOT having to fear “if” we can defend ourselves in a real life confrontation calls for skills on how to manage the responsibility of “when” and “under what circumstances” it’s ok to use what we have learned is now becoming more and more important. Intermediate Classes also helps to feed the student’s ever growing self-confidence and self-respect. We make sure that the seeds of modesty, self-control, and respect for others is also growing. Other life skills we keep a check on are integrity, courtesy, the use of common sense before self-defense and we are now introducing Indomitable Spirit. This undying believe we can accomplish anything we set our minds to is starting to become real! Students are also being introduced is goal setting and achieving.