Frequently Asked Questions
Q: "I've done karate before will I have to start from the beginning?"
Defiantly! we have had Black Belts from other styles come up short in WWKA gradings so everyone has to start from the beginning, but if you are of the standard you think you are you will go through the lower grades very fast.
Q: "How will I be graded?"
Students are required to submit a testing video of all required curriculum for each belt level. Once ready you can record yourself with a video camera or mobile device performing the set testing format for the belt level you are attempting, you will then upload that recording to the WWKA HQ for review, if ok your test will then be passed over to the WWKA official grading panel for final testing. Upon successfully passing the test you will receive a WWKA Internationally Accredited and Recognized
certificate of rank.
Q: "What style of karate will I be learning?"
The style of karate you will be learning through the WWKA is Kanzen Karate this means complete school. there are many karate schools that train under Kanzen Ryu as it allows that school to teach a mixture of traditional karate styles. There are well over 40,000 kanzen Ryu practitioners worldwide learning the universally accepted principles and philosophy of Karate-do that have been practiced for 1000's of years in Okinawa Japan. The styles taught through the WWKA are a mixture of Shotokan, Wado Ryu, and Goju Ryu Karate, you will learn a selection of kata from each of these styles plus strikes, blocks, and kicks that are also used by all three styles, hence the name complete school (Kanzen Ryu).
Q: Are the rank certificates/credentials different for online students versus classroom students?"
No. All of our students, both online and classroom, receive the same rank certificates. We strive hard to make our curriculum not only universally available leading to students receiving the same knowledge/training opportunities as classroom students.
Upon successfully passing a belt test you will receive an official W.W.K.A.™ internationally accredited and recognised certificate of rank. This will be recognised world wide for all open tournament purposes. You will then move to the next level within the grading program.
Q: "How long will it take to get my Black Belt?"
The best part of training online with WWKA is the flexibility it gives you to train whenever you want, this means it is possible to progress very fast through the belt system, and we have seen people gain their black belt within 12 months if you put the work in, as you are able to submit tests every 4 weeks if you are ready and of the right standard.
Q: “I have a past injury / medical condition. will I still be able to use this system?”
We have many students who have had or still have health problems and while we need you to to be of a good standard to pass the grades involved within the WWKA testing programs, we, however, do allow for the age and any restrictions that students may have, all we ask is that you tell us about the problem you have before sending in your testing videos.
Q: "Are There Any Testing Fees or Hidden Costs?"
No! We don’t charge testing fees or any other fees. Your monthly tuition covers the full cost of your training from a white belt beginner through to First Degree Black Belt.
Q: "How Many Belt Tests Until Black Belt?"
There are nine belt tests on the way to Black Belt. Most students test each month, starting with the yellow and white belt belt and concluding with the Black Belt.
Q: “Should I get in shape before starting Karate?”
Not at all. If you're not in shape already, our online karate classes will get you into tip-top shape in no time. Karate burns up to 700 calories an hour and the best part about training online is you can build your fitness at a pace that is right for you, as you can pause a class or lesson at any time, but the more you train the less you will need to take a break, most students report their fitness has grown by at least 100% after just a few weeks of training.
Q: "Will I need a training partner or specialised equipment"
No there is no need for a partner or any other equipment, all you will need is an internet connection and membership to the WWKA online system. We have many ways to test your skill levels that do not require a partner or specializes equipment.
Q: "Do I need to be fit or flexible to start this program?"
A. No being fit or flexible at the start of the program is not a problem as you will be able to work at your own pace in each lesson and learn at a level that is right for you, then build your fitness and flexibility over time through following the program. We also include an in-depth flexibility program for you to follow, so you can improve your flexibility.
Q: "Is it hard to use the training Academy hub?"
No. The interface is similar to using other commonly used desktop and online applications. Everything is user-friendly and easy to follow and can be used on any PC, Mac or mobile device.
Q: "How do I interact with my instructor?"
Students will have the ability to internally contact your instructor through the member's area. All curriculum answers are emailed to the student directly from their instructor. You may also send them video's of your training so they can advise you, they may also send you specific feedback video's if needed. This really is as close to having an instructor in the room with you as you will ever get online.
Q: "What time are classes held?"
Our system is open 24/7, so anytime that is convenient for you is the perfect time to train. Groups have the flexibility to schedule training sessions whenever it suits their group. The only requirement is your PC and internet connection.
Q: "What will I be learning in the lessons?"
You will be learning strikes, blocks, kicks, stances, footwork, sparring drills, combinations, kata, plus you will also be learning self-defense and how you can use all that you are learning in your lessons if a real-life situation is ever to happen.
Q: "How soon can I get started?"
You will be given instant access to your course and the WWKA training Hub on completion of checkout.