When will I learn in a class?
You will begin by learning basic techniques (kihon) for punching, kicking and blocking. You will also learn forms (kata), a series of prearranged movements that represent defenses against an imaginary attacker. You will also practice with a partner (kumite), beginning with prearranged attacks and blocks where both partners know what the other will do. As you continue, you will learn more advance techniques and combinations and soon be able to work with a partner without knowing what the other will do.