We practice in the gym hall of Mariebergsskolan in Karlstad. The adults (ippanbu) have practice three times a week and the junior’s group (shōnenbu) practice twice a week. Training times are as follow:
Ippanbu (adults, 13 years and older)
|Monday:||18.30 – 20.00|
|Wednesday:||18.30 – 20.00|
|Saturday:||11.00 – 13:00
(Free practice, instructor present but one practice individually. During the summer, June – August, we normally don’t have practice on Saturdays)
Shōnenbu (junior’s group, 7-12 years)
|Monday:||17.30 – 18.30|
|Wednesday:||17.30 – 18.30|
It is also possible for members to practice more on their own after each session. At this time it is possible for kenshi to practice their embu, prepare for grading tests, etc. Often there is some higher graded kenshi who can help out.
Most members of the branch’s adult group are between 13 and 50 years, but all ages are welcome.
(During the summer, the junior’s group has “summer holiday”. On holidays it’s usually no practice.)