UXBRIDGE KARATE CLUB
‘Karate’ is a Japanese martial art that translates as ‘Open (or Empty) Hand’. It’s a system of unarmed combat that provided solutions and methods to defend against an attack with the objective of incapacitating the attacker.
There are three areas of training Kihon (Basics), Kata (Form) and Kumite (Sparring and Fighting). The intention is to teach techniques with repetitive practice and gradually building ability and confidence to fight.
Individuals progress is checked regularly and tested with grading examinations. These gradings are undertaken by senior instructors from the Shotokan of England Karate Union (SEKU) the national association to which Uxbridge Karate Club are affiliated.
We provide regular Shotokan Karate training in Uxbridge. We endeavour to maintain the high standards that are set by the Shotokan of England Karate Union.
We typically work in mixed groups with students of varying levels of experience and fitness who only require a keenness to train and learn. In fact, no experience is necessary to start the Karate journey. Students can range from children of 6 and above through to juniors and adults with no upper age limit.
The Dojo is open to anyone who wishes to take advantage of our Free First Lesson, or just come along and watch to see if karate is for you before taking the first step onto the dojo floor.
As parents are you looking for your children to put down social media and electronic-games for a short time to progress the development of life skills and also gain self-defence skills, which are so important in todays society. Why not bring them along and if it works for you participate in the lesson yourself whilst you are at the dojo and make it shared fun family time. See our Families & Junior page for more information.
Discounts available for family groups of four and above.
The Dojo is also open to adults who wish to train intermittently on a casual basis through to dedicated Karateka and those returning to the karate journey.
Discounts available to all club members on a standing order pay monthly basis.
No matter if you are child, junior or adult the benefits of Karate include:
- Fitness and endurance;
- Mental focus and concentration;
- Respect and discipline;
- Self – defence techniques, protection and practical application;
- Awareness and self control;
- Self development, self confidence and self esteem;
- Teamwork, supporting others and cooperation;
- Part of a club and making new friends.
It’s all in the title “Martial Art” which is a journey of learning, dedication and hard work for all members, not just serious Karateka. No matter what level you are in the journey, being a child, junior or adult starting out or experienced Black Belt, we always remind our members of the absolute requirement for respect and control of the karate skills being develop, whether in or outside the dojo.
If you are interested in having a go, or require any further information give us a call or email us here.
Norman Benn 1st Dan (Chief Instructor) – Mob: 07545 612485
UXBRIDGE KARATE CLUB – MOTTO – ENDEAVOUR
THE KEY TO OUR INDIVIDUAL JOURNEY AND SUCCESS
E – EFFORT – Understand that progression and improvements are only made with conscious and continued focused effort. It’s not about winning or losing, just always be the best version of yourself.
N – NECESSITY – Recognise but do not ignore your weaknesses. Listen to critique and do what is required to improve upon them. Step out of your comfort zone to test and develop your skills and improve your confidence. Be your own master.
D – DISCIPLINE – The ability to follow instructions and be self-motivated is essential. This will assist progression and the development of self-control along with avoiding impetuous aggression.
E – ETIQUETTE – The rules of the dojo and the laws of the land must be understood and followed at all times. The dojo is your training ground for life.
A – AWARNESS – Develop an acute awareness of your surroundings and opponents at all times. This will give you the edge and potentially keep you safe. The simplest form of defence is not being there.
V – VIGOUR – Harness the spirit of karate. Relaxation into explosive energy, enthusiasm, speed and power. Essential for karate but traits that will serve you well in life.
O – OPTIMISM – Nurture a positive attitude to challenges and recognise that you are in charge of your own life. Create your specific journey, through the ups and downs, towards your destiny.
U – UNYIELDING – Always give your best effort in every task you take on. Not only will you gain respect from others, you will also promote self-esteem.
R – RESPECT – Recognise the privilege of karate being passed on down through the generations. Show respect for others whatever their age, gender or status. Give everyone the benefit of the doubt until they let you down. “Walk softy but carry a big stick.”