Welcome to Shinkyu Martial Arts. We offer a variety of classes and services to appeal to everyone from young families to adults.
Is a family orientated club. As a style Shinkyu Karate combines modern training and techniques with traditional values to create a martial art based on practical and effective self-defence skills, while also maintaining the traditional values of Japanese Karate.
Karate is especially great for kids as it builds their focus and concentration as well as developing self-discipline, which improves school grades and behaviour. Children also participate in our comprehensive, anti bullying and safety awareness programmes. Click on the icon to find out more.
Is best described as a self-defence based mixed martial art. It combines strong stand up fighting skills with practical, context driven self-defence. This includes grappling, ground fighting, weapon defences and multiple attackers, everything you need to know to handle all the most statistically probable self-defence situations.
Not only is Shinkyu Combat a truly practical art it is fantastic for your fitness, as well as being exciting and empowering to learn. Classes are based on age. There are adult and teen only classes for those 14yrs and older or mixed classes for anyone 7yrs or older. Click on the icon to find out more.
Is Shinkyu karate’s school club programme. Running after or before school classes for infants and primary age children. The Shinkyu Dragons programme is designed to provide and an engaging and valuable experience for children, improving discipline, confidence, co-ordination and concentration while teaching valuable self-defence life skills. Click on the icon to find out more.
We have had great success with running classes in over a dozen schools. This success is down to our engaging syllabus, great relationships between our instructors, parents and teachers and our anti-bullying and safety awareness programmes.
Runs specialist courses and workshops for the public or organisations. Typically these are on subjects like women’s self defence, physical intervention skills training, or courses for children such as safety awareness and anti-bullying. Our experienced fulltime instructors are happy to put together bespoke training for the needs of specific organisations or groups. Click on the icon to find out more.
Shinkyu Martial Arts is run by a small team of devoted full-time Martial Artists, backed up by a team of dedicated part-time instructors. We believe self-defence should be at the core of a martial art, so our primary goal is to ensure our students can protect themselves from the most statistically likely self defence situations.
Nothing is more harmful than a martial art that is not actually effective in self defence. Choki Motobu
But there is so much more that we stand for and that we offer:
We are absolutely committed to honing, developing and evolving our craft. Whether that takes the form of developing our martial arts and making sure we are passing on rigorously test skills and techniques or learning the latest teaching tools or working on our communication and service.
Shinkyu Martial Arts is founded on the doctrine of:
“The quality of our club, is the quality of our people.”
All of our instructors have not only completed comprehensive instructor training but they also attend ongoing weekly training, this not only ensures they continue to grow as martial artists, it also means we deliver cutting edge teaching methods. Naturally our instructors are police checked and first aid trained.
Our syllabus has been carefully and painstakingly developed and reviewed to make sure that students receive a rich and purposeful training experience. In our karate style we mix traditional drills and exercises with modern training techniques, this not only provides discipline and variety but also ensures that what you will learn is both practical and effective.
Our club prides itself on a warm and welcoming community atmosphere. Our teaching philosophy embodies positivity and encouragement as well as honest and constructive feedback. It is important for our instructors to understand the balance of positive reinforcement and discipline. Our goal is to produce responsible, well rounded martial artists who are with us for the journey.
Our goal is for our regular students to get great results from our training by encouraging them to train at least twice a week. As part of this our direct debit fees structure enables students to train for only £4 per class or LESS.
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