we run regular Karate classes at the following venue:
Page Community Hall
Tuesday evenings 7.30pm – 9pm
Friday Mornings 9.45am -11.15am
Ladies Only Wednesday evenings 7.30pm - 9pm
Beginners are welcome, if you are interested in coming along simply let us know by filling in the enquiry form below;
We're a happy bunch who work hard but enjoy helping, supporting and occasionally socialising, with each other. We’re not all black belts, we have a nice mix of ages, abilities and experience, lots of our members are aged 40 plus! And although we’re not the sort of club that can boast Olympic standard athletes some of our ladies are absolutely amazing and have achieved levels and overcome physical challenges that they never thought possible.
If you are one of those people who believe you're too old, overweight, underweight, too shy or generally not fit enough....
Of course martial arts training has its physical demands, but, at the risk of stating the obvious, we recognise everyone as an individual, with their own personal strengths and weaknesses. Let me reassure you that progress and increased fitness is entirely at your own pace; we’re there to encourage not wipe the floor with you!
Experience suggests that many people are put off by the thought of being “thrown in at the deep end”. That does not happen at our club! Be reassured that we welcome and value all beginners. Things are explained in a way appropriate to your experience and the learning never stops. We are keen to promote the warm and welcoming face of martial arts training. I guarantee you will be surprised at just how friendly and supportive our club can be. An open mind is a must. The only thing our style doesn't embrace is competitive sport Karate. We feel our Art deserves better than 'scoring points'.
Finally our club leader studies Qigong, pronounced “Chi Gung,” (Chinese exercises designed to increase your energy and improve your overall health and well being) and Japanese shiatsu massage. So you will see these influences in my classes.
Our club teaches ordinary people of all ages and abilities, how to use martial arts in a practical sense and relate it to every day life. We also help them understand the eastern philosophy at the root of karate practice.
I urge you not to be put off by ill informed perceptions. We are NOT a combat sport and we are NOT about creating super athletes.
Inquire about our classes, now. We value you and want to help.
We charge a small fee, but don't teach martial arts for money – we’re not keen on some of the “professionals” who appear to promise the earth but charge high monthly premiums and hit you with hidden costs like grading fees. All the income from our members goes back into the club for future development.
I'm not paid to teach. In fact all of our instructors are volunteers and do it because they love it.
Join up and I guarantee you will receive excellent value for money.
If you have read this far then you might actually, seriously be considering visiting us. If this is the case, and I sincerely hope that it is, we promise to provide a warm friendly welcome, encourage some perspiration and make you smile.
Looking forward to meeting you and hopefully practicing with you in the near future.
Thanks for reading