Improve fitness and flexibility, and adjust for your body
Improve self confidence and awareness
Make new friends, in a warm and welcoming club
Learn a structured syllabus that rewards progress
If you wish, compete at national and international level
For those returning to martial arts, we offer a staged plan
Seniors are aged 18 years and over. We offer Duke of Edinburgh channels, and black belts aged can qualify for coaching and referee status. We are affiliated to the NHS Change 4 Life programme, encouraging at least 1 hour of exercise a week. Michael Harris has recognised qualifications teaching adults. Coaches have coaching qualifications, and both have Karate Instructor’s Insurance with public liability up to £10m. We belong to a Governing Body for karate in England, called the Federation of English Karate Organisations (FEKO).
Students will learn balance, co-ordination and control. Punches, kicks and blocks are taught in a safe environment. Once basics are understood, we put it together in safe partner-work (kumite) and set forms of movement (kata). Students also learn how to diffuse situations and to be aware of their environment.
You will learn a structured syllabus and be awarded for achievement by club belt gradings. Specially-trained Examiners undergo a demanding exam, in front of senior instructors. Our Charity is St Barnabas House for homeless people
We will shortly be re-launching our Youtube channel to bring exiting karate content!