I am the instructor of Twickenham Karate Club. The club practices the traditional Japanese art of Karate, a martial art that is an extremely effective means of self-defence and getting into shape, and that uses no weapons (‘kara-te’ translates as ‘empty hand’).
Karate is a system based upon strikes and blocks and on the coordinated and controlled movement of the body. It is applicable to all sizes, physiques, fitness levels and ages (although at present we only cater for over 16s for insurance reasons). Like any martial art, Karate can be different things to different people: a serious and dedicated pursuit, a great way to stay in shape, or just a way to have fun and meet people.
The Twickenham Karate Club teaches the Shotokai style of Karate and is a member of the international Karate do Shotokai association headed by Mitsusuke Harada M.B.E., who was the final student of the ‘father of modern Karate’ Gichin Funakoshi and has been teaching in the UK since 1963.
Our inaugural session will be on thursday 4th march from 7 - 8pm in the gym at Orleans Park School, and regular training sessions are on thursdays in the same place (and time).
If you have any questions or for more information, please feel free to get in touch or visit the website.