Shotokan Karate

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Shōtōkan-Ryū (Japanese for „School of the house of pine-waves”) is one of the five most common schools of Karate. Training usually builds on a combination of the fundamentals (“kihon”), forms (“Kata”) and sparring (“kumite”). Kata, a typical component of traditional Japanese martial arts, comprises of choreographed patterns of movement and allows you to focus your mind completely on your body. The movement patterns, which, as well as improving health and fitness, are useful in fights, and the associated body awareness are taught and consolidated in the long term. Primarily, the training aims to teach fundamental movement principles.

Notes regarding the interim sports hall

We kindly ask for your understanding that due to the extraordinary temporary interim situation, the usual room climate cannot always be guaranteed.


Basic Information

Sports Facilities




Elke Bernhard






Tobias Brunner





To begin with, comfortable sportswear providing sufficient freedom of movement will do. If a Dōgi, a Karate suit, is available, it can be used from the start, even without graduation, but with a white belt. Due to the rough cloth, judo suits are not very well suited for karate training.

All jewelry must be removed before training. If an item of jewelry cannot be removed, it must be covered by sports tape or a sweatband. Shoes are not required, as training takes place barefoot. Due to the risk of slipping, socks must be removed as well.
Out of respect for the other course participants, personal hygiene, clean sportswear and cut finger and toenails are a matter of course.


Punctual appearance to the training is required so that the welcome ritual is not disturbed.


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