WELCOME TO AKASHI SHOTOKAN KARATE ASSOCIATION
To all ASKA Members,
The Akashi Dojo and it’s members are my life, and have been since I opened the doors in August 2011. Through everyones hard work, loyalty, and support for each other, we are certainly recognised as one of the best Karate Dojo in the UK.
It was an extremely difficult decision for me to make to close the dojo, however, certainly the correct one to ensure everyones safety. Akashi members are an extremely close group and I am sure we will get through this together!
Lessons for now will be provided online for ASKA members. Not being the most tech-savvy this is a bit of a learning curve for me but Kat Sensei and I will trying our best, technical expertise aside. Like regular classes, my online classes will be well thought out and provide quality content aimed at keep all active and positive at home. Kat Sensei is also providing some great classes for all to take part in. Kat is an exceptional Karate-Ka, athlete/ competitor, and an asset to A.S.K.A. I completed one of her sessions today, which was fantastic!
For those who continue to support the Akashi Dojo and keep their standing orders active, if your licenses are about to expire I will renew them at no cost, this is the least I can do. Please check your emails for regular updates, virtual classes etc.
Kindest of wishes, keep home, keep safe,
Sensei Glenn Riley
WHY CHOOSE KARATE?
The beauty of Karate is that this art stimulates mind and body at the same time. Physical fitness is improved whilst mental ability is enhanced through focus and concentration. Karate is flexible which means it can be tailored to suit individual needs, taking into consideration skill levels, age, health, gender and abilities.
Courtesy, respect and self discipline are the foundation of our teaching methods. Our classes will push you to be the best that you can be, in a sociable, friendly, fun atmosphere.
Akashi Shotokan Karate Club prides itself with the high level instruction our students receive. There are also opportunities for all club members to train regularly with visiting world class instructors.
KARATE FOR ALL:
Children are welcome from the age of 4 years. Encourage your children to take a break from the computer, TV and video games and come along and socialise with other children. See your child become more confident generally, and less likely to be bullied at school. It's a fact that bullies tend to stay away from confident, self assured children!
Learn simple but effective techniques to keep safe. We have a growing number of female members coming along to learn the art of self defence. Many starting to join in the fun, and train alongside their children.
There is no upper age limit to when you start or end Karate, our eldest member being 71 years of age. Fitness and flexibility improve regardless of age and ability, train at a pace that is comfortable for you. Talk to our children and adult students, find out why they train, and the benefits they have experienced from starting karate. Come along to our mixed, family friendly classes and try for yourself, first lesson is free.