St.Stephen's School

Y1 Karate Workshop

On Wednesday 22nd of November, Year One had a really exciting morning: we had a karate workshop with John! John is a real life sensei - a sensei is someone who is highly trained in the martial art of karate and sensei actually means teacher in Japanese! During the workshop we learned about the importance of discipline and self-belief.

We learned how to stand with control, ready our breathing and how to protect ourselves. We learned tsuki - punching forward with our fists closed and palms up. We even got our blood really pumping by punching the sensei ten times.