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 second part consists of more explosive movements. Hangetsu consists of 41 movements and the Okinawan version of this kata is called Seisan. A very important feature is the hangetsu-dachi stance (half-moon stance).


Bethany Bird




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 are interested in joining Weoley Castle Shotokan Karate club, feel free to come along Monday or Thursday evening. We train from 6-8pm at Weoley Castle Community Church, Quarry Road, Weoley Castle, B29 5LE.