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Irish Wheelchair Karate Federation

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2004 CAMPAIGN

Wheelchair Karate Team
to participate in
 

 
The IWKF team is currently in training for the
Wheelchair Karate Section
of the 2004 European Karate Championships to be held in this years hosting country - Cyprus >> READ MORE



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What Is Wheelchair Karate?

Wheelchair Karate is a semi contact art and is divided into three elements:

  • Kihen This is the practice and development of Blocks, Strikes, Lochs and punches.
  • Kata Set Partners which incorporate Kihon and Fighting Techniques. These are individually performed by the practitioner.
  • Kumite Kumite is fighting routines and self-defence techniques performed with a partner.

Grading System

Individuals participating in wheelchair Karate can enter into an exam or grading system.  Karate grading are divided two systems of rank:

  • Kyu grades (colour belts), Dan grades (black belts). Gradings are held at regular intervals throughout the year.

  • Dan grades are conducted by the European Chief Instructor Shihan Kato 8th Dan during his Irish and European Seminars.








     


 



 


 

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