Tang Sou Dao is a Chinese martial art which teaches practical self defence. We focus on footwork and evasion, blocks, and hand and leg techniques. Learning Tang Sou Dao can give you immense benefitsin terms of both physical and mental self-development. You will improve your flexibility, strength, stamina and fitness. Our school is based on a philosophy which teaches discipline and respect for others. Training regularly can also improve your concentration, focus and confidence; skills that can ultimately help you in all areas of your life.
After over 30 years, Bill Taylor has retired as head coach of Ford Judo Club. Producing some fantastic Judo players over the years, including National Champions and British Squad members, Bill hasdecided the time has come to step down. He will be sorely missed, but his committment, dedication, and efforts at the club will always be remembered and appreciated by all who passed through the Dojo.
Our aim is to promote Karate in its traditional and sport form. No matter your age, gender or ability, we at Forza Karate Club are able to offer you 46 weeks of classes through out the year. Karateenthusiasts learn Karate for many different reasons. Some students have been drawn to the physical well-being and weight-loss aspect of training whereas others seek to add discipline and self control to their lives. Others are more focussed on the safety and self-defence aspect of the Martial Art.
ILFORD KARATE CLUB was founded in 1999 by Shihan Nick da Costa - a former multiple British, European & Commonwealth Karate Champion. The club's other main instructor is Shihan Maria da Costa, also aseveral times British & International Champion in full, as well as semi-contact competitions. Shihan da Costa has been a national coach for more than a decade and is a qualified NVQ assessor.
Parents can watch the session while waiting or join as the matt is divided by half to allow kids and adults train at the same time. Promotion within the Mon grades is based on technical knowledge andunderstanding, together with Japanese terminology and supplementary knowledge. There is no contest requirement in the Mon Grade syllabus however there is a progressively structured randori element at the higher grades, where at the highest level, randori is based on open skills.
Master Tatsuo Shimabuku (1908-1975) started the AOKA on April 12, 1961. With the spread of Isshin-Ryu Karate-Do around the world. Master Kichiro Shimabuku 10th dan, Hanshi and present headmaster ofIsshin-Ryu changed the name to the Isshin-Ryu World Karate Association in 1974. Under the guidance of Master Kichiro Shimabuku the IWKA has continued to spread Isshin-Ryu throughout the world. Currently there are almost 40,000 members worldwide.
Both are qualified judges and referees in Sport Ju-jitsu with national and international experience. As a member of Kokoro Kai you will also have the opportunity to meet and train with top instructorsfrom overseas at annual national and International events. All Kokoro Kai Instructors are fully qualified and CRB checked. We aim to promote a friendly atmosphere amongst students and between clubs where everyone mixes together.
Ever been interested in martial arts? Thought about learning but never had a chance? We will be very happy to assist you to take the first step into learning and practicing this wonderful form of artas it will undoubtedly let you grow in so many different ways.
EmptyHands is a Traditional KaraTe School. Our practice is based on the classical Shotokan System with some influences from Goju Ryu, Shiatsu (acupressure) & Internal Martial Arts. Our Dojo wasfounded in 2006 on the ideals of Gichin Funakoshi Hanshi (founder of Modern day Karate). The format of our syllabus has been inspired by the work of Hirokazu Kanazawa Sōke with some adaptations. We also pay great emphasis on the values and beliefs of KaraTe (study of Dojo Kun).
My son has now been learning martial arts here for nearly 2 years and is still thoroughly enjoying it. The teachers are fantastic with both children and adults, encouraging them throughout everyclass. I would recommend the Kinkan Dojo to every parent for themselves or their children, its truly first class.