Zanshin Kai is a Shotokan Karate club based in the Kirkintilloch area of Glasgow, Scotland. Shihan Kenny Davis 7th dan is our Head Instructor and he has been running the club for around 30 years.
We are affiliated with the Japan Shotokan Karate International, and Sensei Davis is a fellow of the International Shotokan-ryu Karate -do Shihankai.
Our Syllabus roughly translates into three main areas:
Self defence: Learning and practicing applications from the 27 shotokan katas including delivering high impact strikes, grappling, close range strikes, throws & takedowns, ground fighting, chokes & strangles, arm locks, leg & ankle locks, neck wrenches, finger locks, wrist locks for realistic environments where fights kick off in arms length, potentially against multiple opponents.
Sport: For the more athletic among us to enter and compete in competitions at local, national and international arenas, specifically against other martial artists in a controlled environment with rules, referees, gumshield/mitts and first aiders.
As a way of life: Improving health through exercise, studying the oriental martial ways, reinforcing confidence levels to deal with stressful situations outside the Dojo, and generally have fun bashing your friends !
See our first lesson page on our website (www.karateglasgow.com) for more info on your first lesson and join our facebook page for regular updates and latest club news. Everyone welcome !!