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TRAINING SESSIONS
(please note: times and locations are under review during Sports Centre re-construcion. Training is suspended for Autumn 2018. Watch this space!)

Training sessions usually last between one and two hours (currently we have half hour session on Wednesday and a 2 hour session on Friday and Sunday.  Sunday sessions will normally be dedicated to Practical Self-defence featuring Functional Edge systems. From 2016-17 this will be subject to demand.) We start with warm up exercises, followed by instruction in basic techniques including stances, blocking, punching and kicking. A very essential part of the TENSHINKAN style of training is traditional Martial Arts etiquette, which is introduced in a beginner's very first session and built on as the trainee progresses. Training is sometimes done individually, sometimes with a partner. It is essential to understand how important these basic techniques are to learning TENSHINKAN KARATE, as without them no proper progress can be made. This is why free-sparring is not normally introduced until a later date. If you do decide to join the club (and beginners are always made welcome) please remember to be on time, observe the Club rules and etiquette, pay attention to your Instructor, but above all enjoy your training!

Further information can be obtained by e-mail from Stirling University Tenshinkan

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