Can Karate be practiced at any age?
Karate can be practiced by all age groups – from the very young to Senior Citizens. Our club accepts students of any age from 7 years old upwards.
What special benefits are there for children?
Karate is excellent for children. Its disciplined training methods develop concentration and co-ordination and many parents and teachers comment on the improvement of children’s behaviour through the practice of Karate.
Being very physical, Karate is also extremely beneficial in the development of a healthy body and mind. Many schools now accept Karate as a subject for both GCSE and A level in Physical Education.
Who will be teaching me?
Your senior instructor is Sensei Kevin Clark; an experienced 6th Dan Black Belt who attends specialised courses in order to improve his skills. See the ‘MEET OUR TEAM’ page for further details!!
What do you need?
Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn! We will do the rest. Some loose clothing is required for your first few lessons. After this you may decide that you want to purchase your own Karate suit (Gi) which can be found at most sports retailers and do not cost very much!
What can you expect?
The first few classes might feel a bit strange as you are introduced to new skills and some Japanese terminology! Afterwards you may experience a little stiffness in your muscles as you would with any new exercise routine. Within a few short weeks you should notice an increase in your levels of fitness, balance and coordination! By this time you will be starting to understand why Karate has so much to offer and hopefully catch “the bug” like so many of us who have gained so much from Karate for many years!
What is expected of you?
Simply that you try hard and train regularly with a strong and positive attitude!