Karate is a Japanese martial art which predominantly uses punching, kicking and defensive techniques. There are various styles of karate, including Shokotan, Shito-ryu, Goju-ryu and Wado-ryu. At X the Wado-ryu style is taught, which is characterised by the immediacy of the movements. It uses a combination punches (fists, open hands, elbows), kicks (feet, knees) and body manipulation (tai sabaki), so that the defender can simultaneously move of out harm's way and attack.
Safety measures coronavirus:
- Adhere to the RIVM guidelines and the guidelines of the TU Delft.
- Keeping 1.5 metres distance is no longer a rule, but you are advised to still do so.
- Any symptoms: stay at home and get tested.
- Good hygiene remains important.
- If you take part in activities that fall under your X subscription, make sure you have your Campus Card or X card with you.
- Inside Cafe X and at some events, a COVID certificate is required.
During the beginners course Karate you’ll learn the basic Wado-ryu techniques. Each lesson starts with a warming-up. All participants then form a line and practice several basic (‘kihon’) techniques. Furthermore, techniques in attack and defense situations are trained with a training partner and there is also time for practising kata’s; a choreographed pattern of kicks, punches and blocks. You end the lesson with sparring exercises. This is always done safely; there are strict rules, and hand and feet protectors must be worn.
Dick van Wijngaarden
Dick was educated as a sports teacher at CIOS Overveen, he is trained as judo teacher and specialized in Budo (Japanese Martial Arts). He masters karate (third Dan ), jiu jitsu (first Dan) and judo (second Dan). Furthermore, he also followed a mindfulness course. Dick works as a sensai for Budo, circuit trainer and gives the mindfulness lessons at X.
|Wear a karate suit and a white belt. In the first lesson, you can wear long trousers and a t-shirt. If you continue with the course, you are expected to buy your own Karate suit. You can ask the teacher for more information about this.|
The Delft students Budo Sports Association D.S.B.V. Yoroshi organises advanced training for budosports in collaboration with X. The advanced trainings are only accessible for Yoroshi members and will take place, just like the ticket hours, in the Dojo of X.
With a Yoroshi membership you can do more than just participate in the advanced training. Last year, Yoroshi organized for their members Budo sports related clinics like gun disarming and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.