Gichin Funakoshi - Founder of Shotokan Karate

History Of Karate

Many historians believe that the Traditional Karate-do practiced today stems from martial arts developed in China several thousand years ago. The exact root cannot be traced since there are no reliable written records. There is a well-known legend that a

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Gichin Funakoshi - Founder of Shotokan Karate

History Of Karate

Many historians believe that the Traditional Karate-do practiced today stems from martial arts developed in China several thousand years ago. The exact root cannot be traced since there are no reliable written records. There is a well-known legend that a

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Philosophy Of Karate

Traditional Karate-do is a part of Budo, the Japanese martial art system. It is defined as a weaponless self-defense art against a single or multiple opponents using punching, striking, blocking, kicking and shifting techniques. The technical focus of training is

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Philosophy Of Karate

Traditional Karate-do is a part of Budo, the Japanese martial art system. It is defined as a weaponless self-defense art against a single or multiple opponents using punching, striking, blocking, kicking and shifting techniques. The technical focus of training is

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Styles Of Karate

Shotokan is a style of karate, developed from various martial arts by Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957) and his son Gigo (Yoshitaka) Funakoshi (1906–1945). Gichin was born in Okinawa and is widely credited with popularizing karate through a series of public demonstrations,

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Styles Of Karate

Shotokan is a style of karate, developed from various martial arts by Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957) and his son Gigo (Yoshitaka) Funakoshi (1906–1945). Gichin was born in Okinawa and is widely credited with popularizing karate through a series of public demonstrations,

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Media Gallery

This section contains a wide range of media for both regular visitors to enjoy, and for those new to karate to discover a little more about it. Here you’ll find a mixture of photo albums from competitions and social events.

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Media Gallery

This section contains a wide range of media for both regular visitors to enjoy, and for those new to karate to discover a little more about it. Here you’ll find a mixture of photo albums from competitions and social events.

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Grading

Dojo Gradings Results

The grading system for Karate, like all Japanese, derivative martial arts is very formalised. In 1924 Gichin Funakoshi, founder of Shotokan Karate, adopted the Dan system from Judo founder  Jigoro Kano, using a rank system with a limited set of

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Grading

Dojo Gradings Results

The grading system for Karate, like all Japanese, derivative martial arts is very formalised. In 1924 Gichin Funakoshi, founder of Shotokan Karate, adopted the Dan system from Judo founder  Jigoro Kano, using a rank system with a limited set of

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Calendar of Events 2012 – 2014

2014 January February Sensei Bartolo Seminar – 28 February – 1 / 2 March March Carnival Party – 8 March Maestro Santo Torre Seminar – 14 / 15 / 16 March May MKF National League – 17 / 18 May

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Calendar of Events 2012 – 2014

2014 January February Sensei Bartolo Seminar – 28 February – 1 / 2 March March Carnival Party – 8 March Maestro Santo Torre Seminar – 14 / 15 / 16 March May MKF National League – 17 / 18 May

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Affiliations of I.K.F.C

The Impact Karate & Fitness Centre is a member and directly affiliated to the Malta Karate Federation (M.K.F) & the Kunsill Malti Ghall-Isport. The Impact Karate & Fitness Centre is also indirectly affiliated to the Maltese Olympic Committee and the

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Affiliations of I.K.F.C

The Impact Karate & Fitness Centre is a member and directly affiliated to the Malta Karate Federation (M.K.F) & the Kunsill Malti Ghall-Isport. The Impact Karate & Fitness Centre is also indirectly affiliated to the Maltese Olympic Committee and the

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Karate Magazines

Here below you can browse through some of the most informative and influential martial art magazines: – Black Belt Magazine – Shotokan Karate Magazine – The Shotokan Way – Karate Magazine ITALIA – Official Karate Magazine – Budo International Magazine

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Karate Magazines

Here below you can browse through some of the most informative and influential martial art magazines: – Black Belt Magazine – Shotokan Karate Magazine – The Shotokan Way – Karate Magazine ITALIA – Official Karate Magazine – Budo International Magazine

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Impact Fitness

Impact Fitness’ Timetable with Instructors Chris Mamo,  Nicola Fenech & Sarah Micallef Smith CIRCUIT TRAINING with CHRIS MAMO – After having served a term of twelve years with the British Army that saw him reach the rank of corporal, Chris

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Impact Fitness

Impact Fitness’ Timetable with Instructors Chris Mamo,  Nicola Fenech & Sarah Micallef Smith CIRCUIT TRAINING with CHRIS MAMO – After having served a term of twelve years with the British Army that saw him reach the rank of corporal, Chris

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Karate Terminology

Counting in Japanese Karate is usually taught using the original Japanese terms, and that includes counting in Japanese. The second syllable is slightly suppressed, so “Ichi” becomes phonetically more like “itch!” and “Roku” sounds more like “Rokk”. Traditionally, in Kihon

terminology

Karate Terminology

Counting in Japanese Karate is usually taught using the original Japanese terms, and that includes counting in Japanese. The second syllable is slightly suppressed, so “Ichi” becomes phonetically more like “itch!” and “Roku” sounds more like “Rokk”. Traditionally, in Kihon

National Championship Awards

National Championship Awards

MKF National Championships The Malta Karate Federation National Championships is a yearly event where members from the six local clubs compete against each other in Kata and Kumite. Below, are the Impact Karate Champions of 2012 onwards: MKF National League:

National Championship Awards

National Championship Awards

MKF National Championships The Malta Karate Federation National Championships is a yearly event where members from the six local clubs compete against each other in Kata and Kumite. Below, are the Impact Karate Champions of 2012 onwards: MKF National League:

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Instructor Profiles

The local and international instructors I have had the pleasure of training with and who have become great friends !

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Instructor Profiles

The local and international instructors I have had the pleasure of training with and who have become great friends !