Self Defence-Karate Academy

The people of Okinawa created karate as a method of self-defence, by blending the native art of ('Te') and the imporneck cranks are part of Karateted Quan Fa. Today the art is mainly taught as a sport and a 'way of life' - that is practice for practice's sake. There are however a huge range of techniques 'hidden' in the kata of karate which are entirely useful as self defence. The people of Okinawa created karate as a method of self-defence, by blending the native art of ('Te') and the imported Quan Fa. Today the art is mainly taught as a sport and a 'way of life' - that is practice for practice's sake. There are however a huge range of techniques 'hidden' in the kata of karate which are entirely useful as self defence.

The uses of close-in techniques (Oyo) and kata applications (Bunkai) are what we at Keiko specialise in. We make full use of punches, kicks and strikes, as well as the rarer locks, throws, groundwork and grappling usually associated with other arts.

The self-defence moves of Shotokan karate are available for use by men and women of any age or build. The use of pressure points, nerve attacks, waveforms, 5 element theory, yin-yang and quadrant theory make our techniques useful even for smaller people against larger aggressors. 

The prime criteria that prevents karate practitioners from becoming thugs is the philosophy of self-defence that underscores the whole practice. Karate is never to be used for instigating violence, only in the prevention of harm to ones self or family, or in the assistance of law and order.

Karate was created for self-defence. Our primary aim is to pass the art on for that purpose.  The prime criteria that prevents karate practitioners from becoming thugs is the philosophy of self-defence that underscores the whole practice. Karate is never to be used for instigating violence, only in the prevention of harm to ones self or family, or in the assistance of law and order.

Karate was created for self-defence. Our primary purpose aim is to pass the art on for that

If you would like more information on the way that we are continuing the old-style of Karate (rather than the modern sport forms), call 01626 360999, or click here .

Read one of the many articles from Traditional Karate magazine by our Chief Instructor John Burkehere .


 
  Ladies Self Defence
The study of the martial arts requires a lifetime.  Sometimes you just want to know the bare bones.  The simple things that will get you out of trouble with someone who is bigger or stronger and aggressive.  Sometimes you don't want to pursue the martial arts as a hobby or a lifestyle.  Sometimes you just want a little bit of help and an injection of confidence to get by in today's world.
These classes are not Karate classes.  You don't need any special uniform.  You don't need any special equipment.  You don't need to be fit or flexible.  You don't need any martial arts experience.
What is covered in the class?
What to do when a guy grabs you.
What to do when he tries to hit you.
What to do when your hair has been grabbed or you have his hands around your neck.
What to do when you are on your back.
What NOT to do when you have to free yourself from someone bigger.
There is no magic wand.  There will be a struggle.  And You can do it.
We can prove it.
If you have a group of 10 or more and you would like to attend one of these courses, please contact us and we will arrange a suitable time at our full-time centre or your venue.  To express your interest please call 01626 360999 or emailing info@KarateAcademy.co.uk

The next Self defence Workshop in 2021 will be on Sunday 17th October at 1pm.  Please book your place by calling 01626 360999 or email info@KarateAcademy.co.uk - Those of you who have attended before will recognise the instructor, John Burke, and the ladies who help him with the demonstrations.



 
Ladies Self Defence

In light of recent events, we are being contacted for Self Defence classes, not just for women but primarily by women. We try to make it clear that you can't teach self defence on Zoom. Put simply, we can talk theory all day long, but you need to experience how things actually work. You can't learn to swim without getting wet. The theory of front crawl can be examined, but any confidence you have in using it is false until you get in the water. Now, getting in the water should be a controlled process. It's not simply a case of throwing you in and letting you flounder or succeed. But we do need to put hands on. We do need to see that the techniques and principles that we teach work.
Our fear is that some other instructors might just take the students' money and teach them without thought of the consequences of creating false confidence. Our courses are proven and the feedback from participants is always good. We can't do it on Zoom. We can't do it without working with partners to replicate the situations where self defence is necessary. We save the contact for the pads and show everyone the methods to escape from harm wherever it is possible.
It's true that right now group sports are allowed outdoors. You don't want to do this training in the park where people can see, pass comment, and potentially damage the confidence of someone participating who has already had a bad experience. You want this training to be in a private place, where you are surrounded by people going through similar situations to yourself, where we can grow and empower each other.
April 12th Under 18s are allowed to train in classes.
May 17th Adults are allowed to train in classes.
June 21st social distancing measures should be removed.
Then we can train with the proximity necessary to show this stuff properly. And if that seems like a long time to wait, you are right, but it is the government's mandate not ours.




 

If you require any further details please call 01626 360999 or email info@KarateAcademy.co.uk
LADIES SELF DEFENCE VIDEO: You can get the download the video of our core principles taught by the team here for just $29.95
It's an hour long video of practical advice and training on how to deal with the common types of attack.
STOP PRESS: Women are very welcome to come and join in our regular Karate Classes in Newton Abbot.  See the timetable to pick an appropriate class - we recommend that 7pm ones.  If these would be of interest to you, please email info@KarateAcademy.co.uk