Shotokan Karate is one of the four styles that are recognised by the Australian Karate Federation. It is a stand up Martial Art that uses a series of blocks and strikes for self defence. It is known for long low stances, these are used to both improve the flexibility and strength in the legs.
Strength is not an important factor as Shotokan teaches you to make the most use of the strength that you have, and so it is suitable for women, or children as well as men. Each grade has a different Kata, and it is by learning the bunkai of these Katas that we learn the self defence.
Shotokan is no longer offered in class at AACD, as it has been replaced by Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo Jutsu.