Bethany’s Hangetsu Demo

Bethany Bird demonstrating Kata Hangetsu (半月 Japanese: “Half Moon”), an advanced kata practiced in Shotokan karate. The first part of the kata is performed slowly, with emphasis on breathing and kime (tensing at the correct moment during a technique), while the

Demo at Weoley Castle Square

On Sunday, 13th September 2015, students from Weoley Castle Shotokan Karate Club demonstrated their skills at the annual Weoley Castle Fete. Guided by Sensei Susan Hession, 3rd Dan, students performed kihon (basic techniques), kata (pre-arranged form) and kumite (sparring). If you