Karate is a total body workout, as martial arts is a high aerobic workout that uses every muscle group in the body. Your stamina, muscle tone, flexibility, balance, hand - eye coordination, reflexes and your natural strength will all improve. It is great for adults and children alike as it builds strength without the use of weights which decreases the risk of injury.
Think confidence is just for kids? Think again. The most powerful and life changing benefit of martial arts comes as a by-product of the demanding physical training, and making progress through the belt system. As you see and feel your body change, you feel better about yourself and how you look, also knowing that you have the ability to defend yourself gives you a sense of calm and power. When you feel good about yourself you walk taller and feel more confident.
Karate is one of the most dynamic of all martial arts. A trained karateka, (karate student) is able to coordinate mind and body perfectly, thereby allowing the unleashing of tremendous physical power at will. All martial arts are certainly fun to do as an exercise and keep your mind off the physical exertion while learning a very important lifesaving skill.
In adulthood, it can be very tough for some to find peers with mutual interests and outlooks. Martial arts is a great place to meet new people. Lifelong friends are made all the time at Dojos, as going through difficult trails such as belt testing can really help create social bonds between friends. In karate, all ability levels are always training together at the same time, so everyone is getting the benefit of the workout and simultaneously increasing their skill level, and while everyone is different, we all have a technique that we are good at, but no one is good at everything. Karate is just Fun.
I signed up for the beginners course and instantly knew that I'd chosen the right club on arrival. Sensei Bianca has a fantastic way of teaching and making you understand exactly what is needed without undermining you and getting her point across. It is a great atmosphere and I feel so much better in life after every class. Can't recommend this club enough.
I love playing the karate games. Karate creates a fun, supportive and friendly community as you are meeting new friends. Sensei Bianca is a fantastic teacher in making karate a great success!
Amazing! My son is really enjoying his karate. He's getting so much more confident, he talks about his lessons all the time and can't wait until his next lesson. The staff has so much time to teach him and help him, but also make it fun.
So pleased we found such an amazing club for my child (6) to join. She is always excited for her lessons and can't wait to show us and tell us what she has been doing. Her confidence has developed without being overwhelmed. Sensei Bianca and her daughter display such love and enthusiasm.
Really wish I'd been able to find Kazokudai Karate many years before I did. Sensei Bianca understands exactly how to train and get the best from each student on an individual basis and not just a generic way of teaching everyone. Karate has also helped my mental health so much, there's days where the thought of going out at all is too much to deal with but pushing yourself to go training always makes you feel after.
All Instructors and students wear the traditional all white uniform which is known as a Gi and the relevant coloured belt.
For new beginners that do not have a Gi, we suggest to wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely, so normal sports gear is suggested, but please refrain from wearing items which have obscenities or any other inappropriate words or slogans.
Not for partipating in your Karate class, but please be sure to turn up and leave in a pair!