Simon Ward

Karate &Self Defence instructor

Based in
Kings Lynn, United Kingdom
Also teaches in downham market, Hunstanton, kings lynn, Long Sutton, Swaffham, wisbech
Simon Ward | Karate &Self Defence instructor

Rates: from £25 per hour


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I am a 4th Degree (DAN) black belt with 20 years mainly Shotokan Karate experience, although I have trained under instructors in Okinawan-te, Gojo-ryu Karate, Karate-Jutsu, KUGB, JKA & various other styles.

My non Karate experience includes training in Aikido, Stav, Ju-jitsu, Kung Fu and Tai Chi Combat.

I am the chief instructor of Wards Karate-Do & the West Norfolk Karate Association.

All through my training I have always had an interest in the hand-to-hand combat side of things and enjoyed many years developing skills in Kobudo (Japanese Weaponry).

In my teenage years I developed an interest in competitions and soon found myself competing all over the country at national events, both in Kata and Kumite.

Group Classes

Wiggenhall & Magdalen Karate Club

A mix of Shotokan & Okinawan Karate where the focus is on personal development and achievement.

We are not a sport or competition based club. We focus on traditional respect and discipline and good quality Karate skills. Adults & Juniors train sometimes seperatly and sometimes together, depending on the individual class.

Lessons include a varied array of topics including, Self Defence, Kata, Basics, Sparring, Bunkai, Zen, Karate Theory, Bag/Cardio Workouts.

Suitable for all ages and abilities, everyone is able to do some aspect of Karate.

Those with special requires or that have learning/physical difficulties should contact us before hand, to check class suitability.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Magdalen Village Hall
Location: 
Magdalen, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Wednesday evening, 6pm Juniors & 7pm Adults (2 hour class). Please visit our website www.wardskarate.co.uk for full timetable and location details.
Rates: 
from £16 per month

Downham Market Karate Club

A mix of Shotokan & Okinawan Karate where the focus is on personal development and achievement.

We are not a sport or competition based club. We focus on traditional respect and discipline and good quality Karate skills. Adults & Juniors train sometimes seperatly and sometimes together, depending on the individual class.

Lessons include a varied array of topics including, Self Defence, Kata, Basics, Sparring, Bunkai, Zen, Karate Theory, Bag/Cardio Workouts.

Suitable for all ages and abilities, everyone is able to do some aspect of Karate.

Those with special requires or that have learning/physical difficulties should contact us before hand, to check class suitability.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Downham Market College
Location: 
Downham Market, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Monday evening, 6.30pm Juniors & 7.30pm Adults. Please visit our website www.wardskarate.co.uk for full timetable and location details.
Rates: 
from £16 per month

Experience

Wards Karate-Do & West Norfolk Karate Association

The latest development in my martial arts career. I now run and am the chief instructor for Wards Karate-Do and the West Norfolk Karate Association. WKD runs classes weekly around Downham Market and Kings Lynn, but also does contracted coaching in business and for local councils/schools. We provide courses for comapnies and individuals alike in self defence, control & restraint and breakaway techniques. We also provide outreach programmes to youth groups throughout the county doing workshops in Self Defence and Anti-bullying. We operate as an association to other smaller groups who like myself, wanted to to start to teach in their local community. Proving a syllabus and insurance to help get them going. WKD along with its backers now provide access to startup funding and resource for new clubs within the WKD group.

Dates: 
Apr 2009

North Norfolk Karate Club

My own Karate club that offered small classes in rural communities of Norfolk. Bringing together years of training to now learn how to teach and train others. Student count 50+

Dates: 
Jan 2007 - Apr 2009

Advanced Martial Arts Training

Training in various clubs, attending seminars, books, DVD's etc in various topics of advanced Karate, wepaons, freestyle karate, control & restraint, breakaway skills, advanced self defence, kickboxing, aikido, hand to hand combat, even the tree at the end of the garden helped in my further training.

Dates: 
Nov 1999 - Jan 2007

Shotokan Karate Beginner to Black Belt

The foundation to many people's Karate training. Several years training to become a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate.

Dates: 
Oct 1992 - Nov 1999

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

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Please note that all bookings are payable via BACS transfer in advance for the first booking. Where separate venue costs are applicable these are to be met by the student(s)/group.


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