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Karate classes, Karate classes for kids, Martial art classes, Self-defence classes.

 

Our karate classes are held at Porchester Centre, Queensway, London, W2 and the surrounding areas.

THE SENSEI

About Sensei Ylli

Instruction is by  Sensei Ylli  who is a Black Belt, 4th DAN. Ylli started practicing karate in 1998 at The Porchester Centre with a JKA Japan Karate Association club. Since then he has taken part in many competitions, national and international karate championships. In 1999 he became a JKA grand champion in kata and kumite, and soon after was selected for the JKA English National Team.

 

He has trained in the traditional Shotokan Karate style ever since as well as in other martial arts styles. Since 2000, to the present day, he has been teaching karate to both children and adults.

SEMPAI

About Sempai Abdullah

He has been practicing karate for over 15 years, and is a Black Belt, 3rd DAN. He has taken part in many competition and won few tournaments in kata and kumite.  Since 2011 he has been teaching karate to both children and adults.

 

A BRIEF HISTRY OF OUR SCHOOL

The school/club goes back to 1998 at The Porchester Centre where the current teacher Ylli Sensei started practicing Karate. Since then the club has changed names a few time, but the club still going on and still here at The Porchester Centre.

 

Currently the school/club is called Shotokan Fitness Karate School. We have been using the name since 2011 and hope to continue using it for a long time to come

MORE ABOUT US

Shotokan Fitness Karate School offers adults and children aged five years and over the opportunity to learn  karate  skills improve their self-confidence and keep fit at the same time. Students are trained  in  the  philosophy and  style of  traditional and modern Shotokan Karate.

 

However we do not limit ourselves solely to Shotokan style – we specialise in this, but tend to combine the training style  with various martial arts styles.

 

Our classes aim to teach and perfect a range of techniques, such as blocking, kicking, punching, striking, and stances. We emphasise the importance of these techniques, and how to use them at your advantage. The classes are designed to learn self-defence in a semi contact manner, ensuring safety and control with respect and disciplined making it suitable for everyone to learn and enjoy the training.

 

Shotokan Fitness has a full curriculum and offers regular grading for the students so they can continue to develop and obtain higher level belts/grade. The school also has regular club competition for the student to develop and has several British championships and is associated with Amateur Martial Association (AMA UK).

 

GETTING STARTED - QUALIFICATION & GRADING

Based on the study and training of karate students take part in a grading (exam) every three months to assess their performence over the period. Successful students move to the next level which is recognised by a different colour and approved certificate.

Regular classes run throughout the week. New students are welcome to join us any class and anytime of the year. Once they join us will be advised by their Sensei/Instructor as to which class is the most appropriate for them.

 

PRIVATE KARATE CLASESS

Private classes also available for children and adults. Classes available to: one to one, family or group.

For more information on private classes call Sensei Ylli on: 07909 581 673

 

MEMBERSHIP & LICENCE

All the students need a valid licence in order to practice the art of Shotokan Karate, which will be provided by your Sensei. The licence is renewed yearly and operates as a record book for the students which they get to keep, but must be produced for grading, courses and tournaments.

 

TYPICAL CLASSES

Classes last for an hour, sometimes longer. Concentrating on physical training to build the students strength, stamina, & balance. The training advances into kihon | katas | and kumite followed by a breakdown of self-defence technique like: takedowns - blocking & counter attack - pulling - pushing - grabbing - body shifting and so on... Then into more technical training like: timing - distance - awareness - speed - targets and so on... Discipline in also of paramount importance at our dojo.

 

BENEFITS OF KARATE

There are many benefits of practicing karate, here are just a few:

 

Self-Discipline

Higher Self Confidence

Mental and Physical Co-ordination

Balance and Stability

Self-Respect

Strength

Flexibility

Concentration

Sense of Well Being, and more.

 

ADULTS KARATE CLASSES

 

Currently no classes.

 

THE DOJO PROCEDURES & PROTOCOLS

Please select a link below.


  Student guide to dojo rules -  click here

  Parents and guardian guide to dojo rules -  click here

  Students guide to grading -  click here

  Transfer to us -  click here

 

Thank you for your visit.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at anytime.

 

The Sensei

 

We are located at:

Our karate classes are held at Porchester Centre and various locations in London.

Contact us today!

If you have any queries please contact us:

 

07909 581 673

senseiylli@yahoo.co.uk

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