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Our club teaches Shotokan Karate and is part of the Shotokan of England Karate Union (SEKU) which was founded in 1982.

Shotokan Karate is one of the more traditional forms of Karate which was founded by Grandmaster Funikoshi in Japan in 1924.

Karate is a Japanese form of self-defense meaning “empty-hand”, that has become very popular in most counties all over the world.

Benefits of Karate include, but not limited to, are:

  1. Respect and Discipline towards other people.

  2. Improve Physical Fitness, Agility and Flexibility.

  3. Reduce Stress, and help with coping with stressful situations.

  4. Improve Self-Confidence.

  5. Knowledge of Self-Defence.

  6. Participate in locally held seminars led by very senior instructors.

  7. Participate in various competitions.

Our club is a very friendly club, but very committed to teaching karate that has been passed on from our instructors.

A usual training session consists of:

1) Kihon. (Basic Punches, Strikes, Kicks, Blocks and combinations thereof).

2) Kata (Formal series of combinations of blocks and attacks against a number of imaginary opponents)

3) Kumite (Sparring, starting with a formal set of attacks for beginners, working up to free-sparring for advanced level karateka).