Starting karate as a beginner

 

You'll  be here if you are a complete beginner in karate.  If this is the case please follow the steps below.

To help you get started in we have a karate beginners course which provides a fun introduction to basic karate and self defence.

 

  • Look at our class times and choose an appropriate class that suits your age group
  • See our club venue for our address, map and travel instructions
  • Come along to the class to see if you would like to join in.
  • Bring enough money to cover the cost of the  beginners course fee 
  • You can bring loose clothing just in case we don't have a karate suit  available for your size but it is better to contact us either by phone or email so we can reserve one for you
  • Please contact us either by phone or email if you have any further questions

 

More information about the beginners course

 

Starting with previous experience

You'll  be here if you already have some experience in Shotokan karate or similar martial art. If this is the case please follow the steps below.

  • Look at our class times and choose an appropriate class that suits your age group and level of ability
  • See our club venue for our address, map and travel instructions
  • Come along to the class to see if you would like to join in.
  • Assuming you have a usable karate suit you simply need to bring enough money to pay for you club membership to cover your insurance and a lesson fee.
  • If you don't have a suit we should have one available for your size but contact us either by phone or email so we can reserve one for you
  • Please contact us either by phone or email if you have any further questions

The brown and black belt class

  

What happens next?

The beginners course was a great way to start and you have the desire to continue learning karate.

The following steps outline what needs to be done to move on to the next stage.


1. Become a member

Join the club by completing the application form if not done already (forms are available from the club information desk)

2. Pay the annual membership fee

Pay the annual club membership fee

Students are not allowed to train without having valid licence and insurance


3. Buy a tiger badge

Buy a club badge to be worn on the suit. The tiger badge will help instructors distinguish improvers from a beginners. Tiger badges can be bought from the club secretary at the desk


4. Continue training on the same day and time

Continue attending classes at the same time and day or consider attending more than one day for a better result.

Pupils are likely to stay in the same group for a while as an improver. Once pupils have sufficient training they will be moved to a more challenging group within the same class. The instructors will let pupils know when it's time to move into the next group


5. From now on pay for each class on the day of attendance

From now pay for each lesson on the day (see lesson fees to find out how much each lesson costs)

Savings can be made when studants train more frequently. Students who train on Monday and Wednesday the same week then the Saturday lesson is free.


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