IKF Albertville Karate

413 Martling Rd.

Albertville, AL 35950

Ph:  (256) 878-0729

E-Mail: rcamp@ikf-albertville.com

IKF Albertville Karate

Featuring Chito-Ryu Yoshukai Karate

~ Frequently Asked Questions~

What is a good age to start karate?:

 

Children who are 5 years and older are usually ready to start training. Each child is different depending on their maturity and attention span.

 

What are the benefits of karate?:

 

Respect - Yourself and others

Self Discipline - Challenge yourself to always keep trying and to never give up.

Focus - Standing still, paying attention, following instructions.

Balance and Coordnation - Hands and feet working together.

 

What will I need for class?:

 

NOTE: All equipment must be approved and purchased through your Instructor.

 

All students wear a uniform (gi) screen printed with the IKF Albertville logo. As students progress through the levels additional equipment will be required, which includes:

 

Sparring Gear

Nunchucks

Bo Staff

Tomfa

Sais

Kamas

Sword

 

How long does it take to get a Black Belt?:

 

There are 10 kyu grades (colored belts) before 1st. Degree Black Belt:

Kyu

 

White

 

Purple

 

Blue

 

Yellow

 

Yellow/Stripe

 

Green

 

Green/Stripe

 

Brown

 

Brown/Stripe

 

Brown/Stripe

  Belt  

 

10th.

 

9th.

 

8th.

 

7th.

 

6th.

 

5th.

 

4th.

 

3rd.

 

2nd.

 

1st.

It all depends on the student and how hard he/she trains.

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