AUTHENTIC JAPANESE KARATE
Students learn the beautiful discipline of Japanese Shito Ryu Karate one of the four main styles of mainland Japan. They gain fitness, focus, confidence and self-discipline while also learning self-defence and making friends. Advanced students may also study the Okinawan style of Shorin Ryu Karate. We host many activities during the year such as outdoor classes, forest walks, trips overseas and in the UK, demonstrations, a summer camp, competitions and many more. Registered students also get access to the best online learning resources (curriculums, videos, illustrations etc) in the Members Area of the website.
All skill levels are welcome! In this class we practice the original styles of karate preserved in the Shito Ryu system; naha-te, shuri-te, tomari-te and Fujien White Crane kung-fu. We have a much higher emphasis on self-defence over sport, and so we practice many self-defence applications of kata (bunkai & oyo kumite). Practice also includes supplementary exercises (hojo undo) such as kote kitae, kushin undo, kakie & shime.
Additionally, we work on old Okinawan methods of blocking and grappling in sui-di and tui-di and the generation of power through principles of tandem/hara, shinkuchi and muchimidi practiced in old-style karate. It is also common tradition for karate students to practice weaponry(kobudo). So, our senior students can pursue ranks in kobudo if they so desire.
Our group runs seminars overseas and locally to supplement regular training, hosting senior Japanese and Okinawa karate masters. This class is mentored by Japanese karate master Sei Iwasa, 8th Dan - President of WUKO&AD and the Japan Kenshukai Karate Association.
Absolute beginners wanting extra training are free to take additional classes with the Mixed Ages Group (mentioned above).
Video Distance Learning Program
We also have a well-structured program of video lessons designed to supplement regular classes and promote personal training at home.
PRE-SCHOOLERS KARATE GROUP, 5 - 8 YRS OLD:
Saturdays, Pre-Schoolers Group 1, 10:30am - 11:15am - Please Enquire
The pre-schoolers group places are pre-booked for the entire term on a first-come, first-served basis.
More info below.
MIXED AGES KARATE GROUP, 9+ YRS OLD:
Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ George Tomlinson Primary School, (Vernon Rd entrance) Leytonstone,
E11 4QN - Places Available!
Saturdays, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ Leytonstone United Free Church, E11 1AY - Limited Places.
Once weekly at £33 per month, or twice weekly at £45 per month.
SENIORS KARATE GROUP, 15+ YRS OLD:
Tuesdays, 7:45pm - 9:30pm @ George Tomlinson Primary School, (Vernon Rd entrance) Leytonstone,
E11 4QN. £33 per month.
Thursdays, adhoc training by invitation only - Please enquire.
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PRE-SCHOOLERS GROUP 5 - 8 YRS OLD
These classes are very popular so we ask that you reserve your place in advance. Unlike many other clubs, when you sign up for the term you get a free uniform, rank promotion exams, certificates and belts included in one fee! There are no hidden costs. You may join at any time during the term if a space is available. We guarantee a minimum of 10 - 12 weeks of classes each term depending on the length of the term. Taster sessions are sometimes not possible because the classes are usually full of paid members, however parents may visit to watch this class before committing. If space is not available you will be informed and given the option to join the waiting list. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so don't delay to write us! Please contact us to check availability.
MIXED AGES & SENIORS GROUPS +9 YRS OLD
You may join at anytime during the year, but be aware that we often take short breaks during August and the end of December. You should contact us to be sure. To begin students should walk with some appropriate but loose fitting clothing such as track bottoms and a short sleeve t-shirt. Eventually they will receive special discounts on karate uniforms, but there is no rush for them acquire one. Also it could be useful to bring a towel and a bottle of water. Minors (<18yrs old) must accompanied by a parent/guardian on their first visit.
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