Shokotan your kids

Karate is a Martial Art originally developed in Okinawa Japan, and involves systematic training of the bare hands and feet to respond to the threat of an attack. Today, Karate as trained within the World Karate Federation (WKF) as well as the Malta Karate Federation (MKF), is wider than this and emphasises the positive qualities of self-discipline, respect for others, character building, positive moral attitudes and physical development, as well as self-defence. Karate is practiced by an array of people. Anyone aged 6 onwards can start practicing Karate. It is an undoubtedly beneficial discipline, both from a physical as well as a mental perspective.

Karate in Malta officially commenced way back in 1972 under the patronage of the 41st Commando Group stationed on the island. The style practised was Wado Ryu and the first instructer was Edge Carter. In 1979, the style of Karate practiced in Malta was changed to Shotokan and subsequently, the Malta Karate Association was formed. The first foreign technical instructor was Sensei Takahashi (7th Dan), who was later replaced by Sensei Colin Williams (7 th Dan). In 1998, the association was transformed into a Federation and since 1999 the MKF’s Foreign Technical Consultant has been Sensei Santo Torre (7th Dan), who is also the Italian National Coach in Kata for Juniors. As a result of the International Olympic Committee’s recognition of the World Karate Federation, the MKF became a full affiliated member of the Malta Olympic Committee (MOC). Presently, the Malta Karate Federation has 7 clubs, which are located in Birkirkara, Fgura, Mgarr, Rabat, Paola, Pembroke and San Gwann. The MKF now has its own local instructors, examiners and referees and is affiliated to the largest Karate body in the world, namely the World Karate Federation. The world governing body with its 172 member countries, and an estimated 20 million participating member athletes, renders the WKF as probably the strongest and most accepted Martial Arts Organisation in the world.

 

Karate Juniors/ Kids:

  • Age: 4years – 6 years
  • Day: Tue/Wed/Fri – 5.00pm till 6.00pm / Sat – 9.00am till 10.00am
  • Training: Twice a week
  • Location: South of Malta / Birgu
  • Price: €80 / 3 months

 

Karate Juniors/ beginners:

  • Age: 7 years – 11 years
  • Day: Tue/Wed/Fri – 6.00pm till 7.00pm / Sat – 10.00am till 11.00am
  • Training: Twice a week
  • Location: South of Malta / Birgu
  • Price: €80 / 3 months

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Monique Chambers
Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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