I am also a Senior instructor and grading examiner within the organisation, which means you can grade to 3rd Dan in any of the above disciplines in house. I am also CRB checked and hold an NVQ 3 inChild Care. So whatever kind of training your looking for, within a group or private tuition, you've come to the right instructor, someone who is going to be with you, helping you every moment your training, with one intention, to help you attain you goals.
Students of Karate learn punching, blocking and kicking techniques along with respect and control. Benefits such as feeling fitter, being more flexible, and increasing self-confidence. GichinFunakoshi was born in 1868 - the year of the Meiji Restoration - in the capital of Okinawa shuri. A weak child, Funakoshi trained in karate as an exercise to improve his general health and was the only student (at that time) of Yasutsune Azato, a master of the Shorin-ryu school of Karate.
The late Professor Tatsuo Suzuki was born in Yokohama in 1928 and became interested in Karate at the age of 14 and within six years of beginning his study of Karate, Professor Suzuki was awarded his3rd Dan at the age of 19. In 1951 at the age of 24 he was awarded the then highest grade in Wado-Ryu, 5th Dan for his outstanding courage and ability.
This site will give you information on all our Lau Gar Kuen Kung Fu classes in the Swansea and Neath Valleys, with links to all the other official British Kung Fu Association (BKFA) clubs throughoutthe UK. Mailing List - Remember to sign up to our mailing list for updates on all courses and grading dates. Go to the "Contact Us" page and add your email address to stay informed. Our pages include information on the history of Kung Fu and the development of the style of Lau Gar Kuen.
The academy has had various homes over the years and as the number of members has grown in size, so has the premises. In 2014 Chris decided that it was time to move into a larger space and fit it outto be a true flagship HQ for Chris Rees Academy. The aim was to make the premises a welcoming and professional base for the club so current members would have the best facility possible and prospective members would be greeted with a top class facility in which to start their training.
Trained by World Champion Kickboxer David Lee North, the club trains in a fully-equipped martial arts centre with a padded floor, selection of punch bags, focus pads, kick shields, skipping ropes,medicine balls and protective equipment. The Ladies Only classes include aspects of Kickboxing and Self Defence. Trained by a Female instructor, you are in safe hands for those who want to advance through gradings or those simply looking for an exercise group.
Firstly and most importantly the Academy is run by qualified coaches with appropriate indemnity insurance, undertake Child Protection Course Courses, are First Aid trained and qualified with enhancedCRB checks. In addition, the Management Team attend external run Seminars by international Martial Artists and are always introducing new and exciting techniques and combinations into the classroom. It is a safe environment for you and/or your child to train in.
Our club currently trains on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Llangennech and a Thursday and Sunday in Tumble. We are Proud Members of BIKO (British Institute of Karate Organisation). We are also aMember of WKGB (Welsh Karate Governing Body) and by consequence we are a member of the EKF and WKF (European Karate Federation and the World Karate Federation).
We offer training in the traditional Japanese martial arts as taught in the Jinenkan organisation as well as being an affiliate club of the Snakepit Gym in Wigan. We are the only club in Wales, andone of two in the UK to offer training in authentic 'Catch as Catch Can Wrestling' as taught by renowned Catch Wrestling and freestyle Coach Roy Wood.
Aikido Gakko Ueshiba (Aikido in the style of Ueshiba) is affiliated to the Bushin Aikikai Association and recognised by the British Aikido Board. The club was founded in 1981 and started out at aWelsh Primary school in Whitchurch. We later moved to Cogan Leisure Centre and in 1984 we joined the National Aikido Federation, which was founded by Mr Michael P Narey. The club relocated to Canton, Cardiff in 1996 where it would remain for only 2 years.