Frequently Asked Questions
What is a good age to start karate?:
Children who are 5 years and older are usually ready to start training. Each child is different depending on their maturity and attention span.
What are the benefits of karate?:
Respect – Yourself and others
Self Discipline – Challenge yourself to always keep trying and to never give up.
Focus – Standing still, paying attention, following instructions.
Balance and Coordnation – Hands and feet working together.
What will I need for class?:
NOTE: All equipment must be approved and purchased through your Instructor.
All students wear a uniform (gi) screen printed with the IKF Albertville logo. As students progress through the levels additional equipment will be required, which includes:
How long does it take to get a Black Belt?:
There are 10 kyu grades (colored belts) before 1st. Degree Black Belt:
White – 10th. Kyu
Purple – 9th. Kyu
Blue – 8th. Kyu
Yellow 7th. Kyu
Yellow/Stripe – 6th. Kyu
Green – 5th. Kyu
Green/Stripe 4th. Kyu
Brown – 3rd. Kyu
Brown/Stripe – 2nd. Kyu
Brown/Stripe – 1st. Kyu
It all depends on the student and how hard he/she trains.