Shizendo Martial arts association have karate and Tai Chi clubs throughout the southeast of England in leading Leisure centre’s or schools most days of the week. These include separate classes for children and adults and are structured accordingly within our traditional belt system.
The style of Karate taught is Wado Ryu, which is a blend of Japanese JuJitsu and Okinawan Gojo-Ryu traditions coupled with a strong Chinese (Quan Fa) influence. Translated Karate means “Empty Hand” and Wa-Do as “Way of peace and harmony”, Ryu as “School”, Quan Fa as “Kempo” Japanese name of China’s fist method. Shizendo is a soft style Juken coupled with fast explosive strikes; it uses soft to overcome the hard, to harmonise with the opponent rather than meet head on. The practitioner of this art utilizes subtle techniques; it’s therefore a flowing art of non-resistance and developing strategic skills in long and close quarter fighting.
Karate is NOT about violence, it is NOT about fighting, it is NOT about aggression, it is NOT about egos, it is NOT about who is the best. Karate IS about your children’s development through the Martial Art way. This is about personal growth through the experience and understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each child as they progress from the early years to adult hood. We teach, through the Martial Arts code, good manners, respect and the value of right and wrong. We teach your child how to coordinate their bodies and develop their body control skills, which in turn builds confidence.
Shizendo Karate classes at Istead Rise Community Centre are on Saturday’s, duration 1 hour. Kids Karate at 2.00pm and 3.00pm with an Adults class at 4.00pm.
Please contact me on 07999 346 050 or on the contact details below to arrange for your first free training session. We can then assess you and then give you some feedback. You will also have a chance to ask questions and gain a feel for how the training sessions are structured. Club training fees are as follows, Kids Karate £6.00 & Adults Karate £8.00, pay as you train basis, simply turn up pay and train.