*All classes move online during Covid Crisis*
As a result of the Covid 19 ‘lockdown’ we have moved all our classes to an online platform using Zoom. All members are strongly urged to continue training during the lockdown period and everyone is eligible to join the Zoom classes – you don’t need the App, just an internet connection, a suitable device and somewhere to train (1m x 2m is sufficient).
Session Times are as follows:-
- Juniors (4-9 yrs) Wednesday and Friday 6pm to 6.50pm, Sunday 4pm to 4.50pm
- Mixed Grades (10+ yrs) Wednesday and Friday 7pm to 8.15pm, Sunday 5pm to 6.15pm
Zoom access codes are published to club members, visitors are welcome subject to identity verification. Contact Geoff Dixon for more details.
In addition to Grantham Club sessions, members can take advantage of training with other instructors from across the JKS including weekly sessions with top Japanese Instructors from the JKS Honbu Dojo. Details are published on the Grantham Whatsapp group pages.
Covid 19 does not mean that the club is closed to new members, if you want to start or resume training during lockdown, please get in touch and we will get you online without any problem.
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