A SAFE APPROACH TO KARATE
The Atascadero School of Shotokan Karate’s training program combines the mental and physical disciplines necessary to improve one's strength, flexibility, speed, and mental alertness. Our program is designed to advance each student using a “step-by-step” approach toward his or her development in Shotokan Karate. Each class begins and ends with a brief meditation as a way to prepare the mind and the body for karate training. Basic training consists of going over the blocks, punches, kicks, and stances. Students also learn forms or katas, which are set a combination of moves and different types of kumite or sparring.
Each class begins and ends with a brief meditation as a way to prepare the mind and the body for karate training.
Basic training consists of going over the blocks, punches, kicks and stances.
Students also learn forms or katas, which are set combination of moves and different types of kumite or sparring.
One of the most important aspects of our program is the emphasis on our student's SAFETY.
Highly trained instructors closely monitor all activities.
Special Classes For New Students
A special two class orientation is provided to the brand new student to introduce Kihon & Kata
Kihon: or basic techniques are taught to the new student, which consists of blocks, punches, kicks, and stances.
The Orientation Class covers the following techniques:
Front Stance / Downward Block / Upward Block/Inside Forearm Block / Lunge Punch / Front Kick
Kata: or form is also taught to the new student. Kata is a set combination of karate techniques done in a particular pattern against multiple imaginary opponents.
Kata: Taikyoku Shodan
The new student is also taught the correct manner and etiquette involved with karate training.
The orientation class is specifically designed to help prepare the new student to go and start training in the regular classes.
New Student Requirements
Junior students must be at least 6 years old to join the Junior Class.
14 years old and above students must enter the Adult Class.
All students must wear a clean, white karate gi (karate uniform)
All students must wear a dojo patch on their karate uniform.
All students are encouraged to purchase a dojo student handbook.
Students must understand that they are committed to training at least two to three times a week in order to develop properly.
Students are expected to adhere to the guidelines of the school and are expected to act with sincerity in their karate training following the code of ethics (manner, attitude, etiquette) that are set within the dojo (karate school).
Virtually everyone is welcome to join Atascadero Shotokan Karate. To those who are interested, we encourage you to come and visit the dojo. Please call us at (805) 712-2010 or email us at