How to tie your OBI / Belt

The OBI/belt is used primarily to keep your dogi top from opening. Fold your belt in half and find the center. Place the center just below your navel and wrap both ends around your waist bringing the tips back to the front.  Make sure not to twist the belt and that the ends are even.…

Your DOGi / Karate uniform

The uniform used in traditional karate schools is called a dogi and consists of two parts: the top or kimono, and the pants.  The dogi worn in the dojo is white or natural white following the philosophy that everyone training is equal regardless of social status, occupation, sex, race or religion.  The top is worn with the…

Syllabus

Kyokushin karate Syllabus: The EMARTEAM syllabus provides a clear pathway for students to learn and improve. Regular grading examinations are held twice a year normally around June and December (this may vary) Minor gradings can be held at any time during a regular class.  Gradings will not always be announced in advance, so students should…