Grading is around the corner, and many students are preparing and refining their skills to challenge the next belt level. Good kihon, kata and kumite are vital.

At the JKA, we put immense focus on the proper form and balance of each kihon, or basic technique. Using these special kihon, we have refined the kata to be more applicable in kumite. And in turn, the experience accumulated through kumite gives feedback to further perfect one’s kihon and kata. In this way kihon, kata and kumite form the inseparable trinity of JKA karate.

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