If you are reading this post, then probably you're interested to find what can Karate give to you or to your kids. But there are many sports, which you may also consider instead, such as boxing, kick boxing, muay thai, etc.. So why Karate?
Unfortunately there isn't a simple answer and it all depends on individual. The truth is though, that Karate really has something for everyone.
It's not a sport. It's an art. A Martial art.
As such, Karate opens a door to completely new world, where you are not competing with others, but you rather compete with yourself. Karate gives you opportunity to challenge yourself by achieving perfection in every single move you do, every stance or even the breath you take. And of course, this is not something you can find only in Karate. There are other martial arts or even sports which can be challenging or interesting in a different way. What makes it different is the combination of Japanese culture, discipline, honour and respect. And I promise, you will experience this in your very first session.
You are 30, 40 or 50+ years old.
Perhaps you might be thinking this is something which you should have done long time ago and you missed your chance. Well, think again. Regardless of your age, you can still find your way in Karate. And if your strength and dexterity are not as good as they were - you can be sure, that they can only get better!
Karate for kids
Throughout the nearly 30yrs we have been running, thousands of children have passed through the dojo. Many are brought by their parents who have a multitude of reasons for bringing them. We pride ourselves in helping to nurture children in fitness, self-defence, discipline, flexibility and self confidence. Some of the children attending today are the grandchildren of students that attended when we first started in 1987. We have produced many champions, but the best compliment we can get is from a parent, who brought a shy child to train and has thanked us for helping their once timid loner, to become a more sociable confident human being. However, dont expect miracles. Be patient with the progress of your child. They are all different and move at different speeds. As long as they are improving in one way or another we are happy and so should you be.