◆Experience board breaking by using karate skills. (specific breakable boards are prepared for beginners and women). ◆Shoot photos in a karate uniform. ◆Enjoy a pleasant time with the karate master while having Japanese sweets and green tea. When you arrive at the dojo, bow first and then enter the dojo. Change into a karate uniform as you prepare your mind. We’ll give instructions on how to put on a karate uniform. After a brief period for meditation, your experience will start. First, you’ll learn basic karate techniques, how to punch and kick. After working on these techniques, you’ll try to break boards. You can also video-record this session. The last 15-minute session is a photo shoot in a full karate uniform. We’ll show you some cool karate poses and techniques. After the entire session, you can enjoy having green tea and Japanese sweets while chilling out with the karate master. Then we’ll take you back to the station.
Mika Hamai has had a 25-year karate career. At age 17, she participated in the World Open Karate Championship (Kata) as a Japan representative of the International Karate Organization Kyokushin-kaikan. As one of few female karate experts, she runs four karate dojos within Tokyo and practices karate daily with her 200 students. Her passionate and careful coaching for beginners and female students has earned her a well-established reputation. From your host: Do you happen to have a scary or violent image to karate? Through this experience, guests can enjoy various karate attractions, such as exhilarating board breaking and a photo session in a full karate uniform. Let’s make and record an exciting memory with photos and videos.
Japanese snacks and tea
A dojo with a shrine is an experience place. In this place of one station from Shinjuku, it is a city centered on art and culture, so there are theaters and concert halls. Every day local adults and kids practice karate in my dojo.