** Dojo Closed Until Friday April 3rd at Least **
Following on from our announcement to close the dojo in the light of the Covid 19 guidelines from the government, we can confirm that we will remain closed (in the first instance) until and including Friday 3rd April. We will review the situation then based on the changing advice, but in reality we expect to be closed longer than that.
However, this does not mean that karate training needs to stop, a lot of what we do can be done at home in limited space and we are currently looking at ways to support you in a home-training programme.
We are looking at online options to run 'virtual' classes as well as other ideas. Starting Monday, we will post daily on the club Facebook Page and send regular updates. We will be inviting members to join a Grantham Karate WhatsApp Group to make communication easier going forward.
Thank you all for your patience and continued support during this difficult and unprecedented time. Stay safe and keep training!
Geoff, Neil, Rob, Ed and Sam
Classes for All Ages and Abilities
Our ‘Juniors and Mini Tigers’ class is aimed at younger students from 4 to 9 years old and uses a combination of games and interactive activities to develop the key motor skills required by this age group. However this is NOT just a an hour of play, students will also develop a good understanding of the basic principles of Shotokan Karate as well as undertaking belt examinations (gradings) every 3 to 4 months.
Children over 9 years and adults (no upper age limit) practice together in our ‘mixed grade’ group where training is a little more intense, but where there is a range of higher grades to offer support and aid development regardless of age, experience or ability.
|Juniors and Mini Tigers||Mixed Grades|
|WED||6:00pm to 7:00pm||7:00pm to 8:30pm|
|FRI||6:00pm to 7:00pm||7:00pm to 8:30pm|
|SUN||4:00pm to 5:00pm||5:00pm to 6:30pm|
Private lessons are available - please ask for details
There are many reasons to start karate training, here’s our top ten...
- Helps foster self-discipline
- Boosts social skills
- Encourages physical activity
- Self Defence
- Increased self-esteem
- Instils respect
- Encourages non-violent conflict resolution
- Builds confidence
- Develops teamwork skills
- Improves co-ordination
...and most of all, to have fun!
What Are you Waiting For?
Getting involved could not be easier, there are no waiting lists, contracts or cancellation fees and we don’t run special beginner’s course, just come along and start training; your first session is always FREE!
If you are a 'lapsed' or returning karate-ka, then simply show us proof of the last grade you achieved, and you can join the club at your previous level. The club is affiliated to Japan Karate Shotorenmei (JKS) and through them, to the English Karate Federation (EKF). All students must have insurance in the form of a licence which is provided by the JKS.
Ask us about our Discounted Joining Packages