April 2021 karate starter course
Welcome to Stratford Karate Club
Thanks for checking out our starter course offer. if you’d like to find out more about us we have a short video below with a couple of clips of our training during the lockdowns of 2020 and some of our club challenges and of course our dojo.
The link to sign up is at the bottom of this page.
We are running a 7-week Introduction to Karate course, which aims to introduce children to the fundamentals of karate whilst having fun. the course is a all inclusive complete package meaning Included in the cost of the course is the club registration fee (usually £25), a karate uniform (usually starting from £15) and 7 weeks of training (up to 14 lessons usually £8 per lesson or £50 per month). At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to take an internal test to earn their first belt (orange and white belt) at no extra charge.
Where and When:
Stratford Karate Club is located inside Bryant Street Community Centre, Stratford, E15 4RU.
The course will start on the 13th of April and run until the 28th of May.
There will be two lessons a week on a Tuesday and Thursday, from 6pm-7pm. While not compulsory, it is recommended that students attend both classes per week and start at the beginning of the course.
We appreciate that some students may not be able to start on the week of the 13th due to the school break so If students cannot start at the beginning They will also have the option to start during the second week and still be eligible to attempt the test at the end of course!
The course will cost £65 per student. that’s less than £5 per class and includes a uniform, club registration, and belt testing fees!
In comparison to fees outside this offer, this is a saving of up to £73!
Over the course of 7 weeks, students will learn:
Kihon – the basics. This will consist of footwork, basic punches, blocks and kicks for self-defence.
Kumite – simple 5 and 1 step sparring. This is a safe, controlled form of sparring that can be performed at distance from another person and is used to practice the basics with a partner.
Kata – a fundamental aspect of karate where students perform a set pattern of attacks and blocks.
Students will learn alongside other existing students in the club. It’s a friendly welcoming atmosphere where everyone learns and trains together. Lessons consist of basic exercises, drills and games. Students will learn how to behave in a traditional dojo, and will even pick up some Japanese phrases!
At the end of the course, students will receive a certificate of course completion will have the opportunity to take a test demonstrating the above learning points. If they pass, they will be awarded their white and orange belt.
After the course, if the student wishes to continue training with Stratford Karate Club, usual monthly fees of £50 per month or £8 per lesson would apply. Family discounts apply to monthly rates when more than one family member trains! check out our pricing page for details.
Students would also need to register with the Japan Karate Association, this comes with an annual fee of £25 per year and a host of benefits including
- Being a part of the largest traditional Shotokan karate association in the world
- Access and discounts to JKA courses with instructors from Japan the birthplace of karate
- The opportunity to compete in Regional national and international competitions
How do I sign my child up?
To sign up, follow this link: To Enrol Click Here.
We take our staff and our students safety extremely seriously, this is why we run our classes with C-19 secure procedures in place these include but are not limited to: hand sanitising on entry to the building, temperature checks on arrival, training at distance from other students, one way systems to enter and exit the building.