FAQ's

How do I make inquiries about the Traditional Karate of Brandon?



All inquiries relating to the Traditional Karate of Brandon should be referred to our Chief Instructor, Scott Middleton. The contact information for Scott Middleton may be found by clicking here. The Webpage for the Traditional Karate of Brandon is a quick reference for Program Details, Schedule, Location, and Membership Fees.



How do I become a member of the Traditional Karate of Brandon?

 

The Traditional Karate of Brandon places value in having a meaningful relationship with each and every member. This relationship will begin from an initial conversation with Scott Middleton. Prior to beginning formal training it is appropriate to contact Scott Middleton. Karate and program related questions, motives for beginning training, and any physical limitations of the new member will be discussed during this initial conversation.

Following this conversation it is recommended that the new member attend a regular training session. The majority of new members have no Martial Art training or experience. It is crucial that the new member enjoy the training, atmosphere, and the challenge of Karate. The physical and mental benefits of Karate can truly enrich our lives, but it is not for everyone.

At this point there should be sufficient information for the new member to make an educated decision. If they decide to become an active member of the Traditional Karate of Brandon: A registration form must be completed, and the appropriate fees must be paid. 


What is appropriate clothing for Karate training?

 

In the early stages of our Karate training it is permissible to wear clothes that are loose fitting and comfortable. Karate training requires the practitioner to move their arms and legs freely in a wide range of motion. The practitioner’s early development will significantly suffer by wearing restrictive clothing.

All new members of the Traditional Karate of Brandon are required to purchase a uniform by their second week of training. In Japanese the Karate uniform is referred to as a “Dogi” or a “Keikogi”. Dogi poetically translates into English as “Clothes for the Way”, while Keikogi refers to “Training Clothes”. When a technique is done correctly there is a certain sound and feel to the fabric. On a physical level the practitioner becomes aware of these sensations and will adjust their technique accordingly.  The Karate uniform is also significant for the practitioner on a mental level. The all-white color of the uniform signifies both purity, and equality.  Purity in the sense, that the practitioner’s intentions for practicing Karate must be noble. Equality in the sense that regardless of your standing in society or your Karate rank, we must all be committed to accept the teachings of Karate.     



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