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2hr KARATE Lesson w/ Board Breaking!!!

Tokyo, Japan

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Experience hosted by Yusuke

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

This experience is for families, group or individuals who have the desire to experience the basics of Japanese traditional martial art, Karate.

【Wearing Dogi】
We will teach you the complex procedures to wear karate wear like a professional, setting our minds ready.
【Bowing and Meditating】
There is a saying in karate, "Karate starts and ends with a bow". Although bowing is usually misjudged as a simple gesture, it is a profound movement that is applied to all of the basic punches and kicks. In karate, we meditate to organize our thoughts. We will elevate our focus through meditating.
【Basic Punches and Kicks】
Then we’ll practice the basic stances, punches, kicks, and defense techniques of karate. Compared to other martial arts, the vector of karate techniques is mostly linear, therefore having one of the top speed in martial arts.
【Kata】
After the master's demonstration of "kata" or detailed patterns of movements intended as a literal depiction of a mock fight, we will learn the first kata "Heian Shodan"! We will take a video of your performance too :)
【Board Breaking】
Finally, everyone will write their favorite Japanese letter on a wooden board, and punch/kick through them!
Other things to note
Our class is taught either in English or Japanese.

Also, let us know if you want the time adjusted!
This experience is for families, group or individuals who have the desire to experience the basics of Japanese traditional martial art, Karate.

【Wearing Dogi】
We will teach you the complex procedures to wear karate wear like a professional, setting our minds ready.
【Bowing and Meditating】
There is a saying in karate, "Karate starts and ends with a bow". Although bowing is usually misjudged as a simple gesture, it is a pr…

Yusuke's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    karate wear, photo/video data
From $80
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Yusuke

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 26 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Yusuke:
I trained under the organization of Gichin Funakoshi, is the founder of Shotokan Karate, perhaps the most widely known style of karate, and is known as a "father of traditional karate". I grew up with a rich heritage of BUDO tradition and KARATE practice. I also coach high school athletes, leading them to prefecture wide competitions.

Natsu:
I have the same training/coaching experience as Yusuke. I have a black belt in 2 styles of karate: Shotokan and Wado.

Sho:
I'll be translating to German!

Check our Instagram @karate_in_tokyo as well!
Looking forward to meeting you all!
Yusuke:
I trained under the organization of Gichin Funakoshi, is the founder of Shotokan Karate, perhaps the most widely known style of karate, and is known as a "father of traditional karate". I grew up with a rich heritage of BUDO tradition and KARATE practice. I also coach high school athletes, leading them to prefecture wide competitions.

Natsu:
I have the same training/coaching experience as Yusuke. I have a black belt in 2 styles of karate: Shotokan and Wado…
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Where you'll be

Our dojo is also a Japanese traditional TEMPLE. Participants can see the inside of a temple.

The surrounding areas have a downtown local vibe, much calmer than the busy cities of Tokyo. If you want to see the everyday life of an average Japanese, this town is perfect.

600 CHERRY BLOSSOM TREES are available at the nearby Asukayama Park!

Also located only 20min from Tokyo station, you can plan another activity on that day.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

Verónica
November 2019
La experiencia ha sido genial. La atención de Yusuke y el trato ha sido excelente. Se ha comunicado en todo momento conmigo, se ha preocupado de adaptar la actividad a mi nivel y condición física... Además se le nota la experiencia y la pasión por el Karate. El lugar es precioso y las instalaciones están muy bien acondicionadas . Una actividad de 10.
La experiencia ha sido genial. La atención de Yusuke y el trato ha sido excelente. Se ha comunicado en todo momento conmigo, se ha preocupado de adaptar la actividad a mi nivel y…
Ivan
September 2019
Excellent! Yusuke-sensei is a really good karate teacher. The class was very enjoyable and fun and we actually learned a lot. Having the first notions into the world of Shotokan Karate made me wanting to start training more intensively.
Juan Pablo
September 2019
Great experience. Yusuke is a great teacher and a true martial arts master. We covered the basics of shotokan karate and we got to do a group kata and board breaking. The dojo was beautiful and authentic. Definetely recommended for anyone interested in martial arts.
Great experience. Yusuke is a great teacher and a true martial arts master. We covered the basics of shotokan karate and we got to do a group kata and board breaking. The dojo was…
Nicholas
August 2019
Great experience! Yusuke met us at the metro station and escorted us to his dojo, he provided us with karate suits to wear and gave us a very informative, fun and insightful introduction to the discipline! We all had a great time! Many thanks!
Great experience! Yusuke met us at the metro station and escorted us to his dojo, he provided us with karate suits to wear and gave us a very informative, fun and insightful introd…
Kim
June 2019
Great experience! He talked about the history of karate, so that was very enjoyable. The photo shoot at the end was awesome, and it was a great souvenir for my family and friends!
Brad
June 2019
Thanks so much for the lesson Yusuke! It was the best experience I had in Japan, and I will never forget about it! Love to come back again in the future!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

for ladies, t-shirt to wear under the karate uniform