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Why are we different?

With so many Martial arts and classes finding the right one can be difficult, but finding the right teacher and the right people can be the most important stage. So why are we different?

Firstly we pride ourselves on excellence. If you are looking for a martial art with a fast track to black belt then we are not the club you for. If however you want to know you have earned that belt, and have learnt an in depth understanding and knowledge to support it then we are for you. The robotic learning process is not adopted at our school, and each student is taught on an individual level to meet their own personal goals be it for fitness, confidence, self defense etc. To this end our classes are small and personal so provide students with as much contact time with sensei as possible.

Excellent tuition both on a technical and also a professional level is highly important to us. That is why our instructors all have fully enhanced CRB checks, level two first aid training, various coaching qualifications and safeguarding and protecting children qualifications. This is in addition to our dedicated child protection officers.

We also provide students with the opportunities to attend international seminars and training weeks should they wish to. This is part of our continuous technical development and just as importantly provides students with a social outlet to meet and make friends with other martial artist from many backgrounds. And of course we also attend seminars and courses throughout the United Kingdom meaning we can pursue both of these goals, slightly, closer to home.

Finally we are one of the only Karate schools in the local area who has dedicated adults only lessons this is because the needs of both juniors and adults are different. To find out why we will be the best for you please click below to see precisely how our training is specific to each group.


Martial arts training is not the same as self defence. We clearly recognise this. Martial arts were designed for the battle field against equally skilled opponents which is reflected in the Jutsu aspects of our training. Karate however was originally developed as a self defence system, as a pragmatic system our training goes beyond both the simple adaptation of martial arts for 21st century modern self defence but we also take the training to the next level, teaching more important self awareness, how to avoid conflict and above all else how not to become a victim. In addition students will study how fear will impact your body, including the chemical responses in your body, how to overcome limiting effects and how this can be used to your advantage. Most importantly as your training progresses students will learn the most powerful technique that can ever be taught, the power of survival.

Many martial arts are incomplete as a holistic method of combat, either not including grappling or ground fighting, only using throws or perhaps a handful of locks, or not striking, or focusing exclusively on striking. We provide students with every aspect of potential combat. For adults groundfighting is taken a stage further and unlike modern sporting formats such as judo or Brazilian Jujitsu looks at many of the addition combative techniques, which are root of the original groundfighting systems, to completely incapacitate an opponent beyond mere sporting context.

Fitness is also often the most common reason for adults taking up martial arts as the training is an excellent way to keep fit and most importantly it is enjoyable. It is misconception though that you must be overly flexible or strong to do martial arts, there are so many techniques and variations that anyone can do it with no use of strength just technique. In addition you aren’t required to be a previous fitness fanatic, in the beginning of your training all your fitness training is around developing your core and building strength from the inside and then builds upon those foundations to improve anaerobic and aerobic fitness. For those with good starting fitness we can start from your own level and continue to build on that. Everyone goes at their own pace and ability so not only can anyone join in but stronger members aren’t held back.

No matter what the reason you initially take up martial arts, as time goes on your focus, inspirations and motivations may change. Martial arts are truly an infectious hobby and you may run the risk of suddenly purchasing oriental ornaments. For adult students the engaging history, philosophies and culture of the samurai often becomes an unexpected extra interest to training which is why it is included in lessons as well as the psychology of combat and basic anatomy.

Juniors (7-15)

We recognise that Children are not merely mini adults and as such their training is specifically focused to allow them to learn at their pace. The syllabus is also split for some of the most important belts allowing juniors to focus on specific sections of the syllabus at time and progress more readily. The syllabus is also flexible enough in its design that techniques can be streamlined, or added to meet the ability of the students. Gradings are also special for juniors as although they are important exams, pressure is reduced as much as possible with the focus clearly on what they can do; marked in a positive way, with age considerations and even personality taken into account but most importantly there effort and ability in the class contributes and students only grade when sensei tells them that they are ready.

Many martial arts are incomplete as a holistic method of combat, either not including grappling or ground fighting, only using throws or perhaps a handful of locks, or not striking, or focusing exclusively on striking. We provide students with every aspect of potential combat. For junior students grappling and groundfighting is increasingly focused on, as this is especially important for them as the most likely form of conflict a young person will encounter.

Anti-bullying is often discussed in lessons and many of the early techniques taught, beside focusing on basic principals, often include disengagement skills. Overall junior training focuses on developing confidence in young students to ask questions, engage with others whilst encouraging discipline, humility and manners.