All Grown Up?
Adults need their time to play, too. When we were young we learned about how to interact and how to get by with the medium of play. As we grew we tended to "put aside childish things" and managed to suck much of the fun from our lives.
You can have the fun back. You can come and enjoy social interaction with people who understand respect and courtesy, and at the same tiem they want to work out. We all started as beginners, there are no "arm-chair experts" here; so we know what you go through when you begin training. We understand the nerves and the expectations, but you will find that our high-graded students are there to help you in your endeavour, and that they will coax you to ever higher tribulations.
The sport side of our martial art is available, but most of our time is spent training our minds and bodies to deal with unexpected assault. That doesn't make us paranoid (indeed, it's some of the most fun training that we do), but instead teaches us how to negotiate both mentally and physically how to deal with our emotions under stress. We'll teach you locks, throws, takedowns, chokes, striking and kicking, - and of course how to avoid having those things done to you.
For more info, give us a call on 01626 360999 or email here .
We understand that the machismo that goes along with all that punching and kicking might lead some people to feel like stepping into a class full of sweaty men is too much (Others will think it just the right thing to do...)
So we have a lesson each week which is just for Ladies. Wednesday evenings, 6.30-7.30pm. Taught by women, for women. It is still a structured and disciplined Karate class, not a mothers meeting, but you are taken to the point where training with the men won't bother you. Empowerment through hitting the pads, learning the form, and building the respect is what it's all about.
It isn't that women can't train alongside men (they can, and do), just that they might enjoy a different class sometimes.
To book your place, call 01626 360999 or email Kim@KarateAcademy.co.uk
On a Monday evening we have a special class that is only about FITNESS. No Karate uniform is required, no martial arts experience, just the desire to sculpt the body and tone the muscles. We call this class Focused Fitness. It's taught by Sensei Natasha and it's designed to take you through exercise in an interesting and engaging way.
Family classes are open to everyone, and that can be exactly what you need. Sometimes you also need time where you're just training with the adults. Later classes tend to be more mature students, and yet if they are open then you know there's the possibility that you could end up training next to a small child. At our Newton Abbot dojo we have the Monday evening 7pm session which is just for adults. No children allowed. Whether you attend that class all the time or you just feel the need on this occasion, hitting the pads is different when it's just adults.