Mpesa Foundation Academy Karate Team
Karate is a martial art and a sport in the Academy whose training takes place concurrently with the other sports.
There is a misconception that karate is only about fighting.
Karate has 5 goals known as the Dojo Kun which are as follows:
The club currently has its members being ranked 6th,7th and 8th kyus .
On the 31st of May 12 karatekas set off to Masinde Muliro university,Kakamega county for a Western region clubs and schools tournament.
Their performance was exemplary and brought back 16 medals:4,6,2 gold silver and bronze respectively.
Special gratitude to our Sensei Peter Ochieng and our Patrons Mr.Christopher Wanzala and Miss Alice Ntabathia for their support.
Being a Karateka is a great pleasure.In a competition case,there are two segments to be competed in :The Kata and Kumite.
Kumite is the real free sparring which usually takes place for 1.5 to 2 minutes.Kata is a combination of techniques in a fight with multiple imaginary opponents.There are 26 Shotokan katas which can be used in a tournament.
Karate tends to be confused with Teakwoodo although they are very different.
In karate, a range of belt colors exist from white, white stripe yellow, yellow stripe white, yellow, orange, green,
We look forward to achieving the best very soon.