Paul Hooke says
Holistic Karate offers something for the novice or the more experienced person with an interest in Karate or any other martial art. Everything is explained fully and in detail. There are plenty of opportunities to ask questions and the teaching style is structured but fairly informal. There are no press ups dished out for getting things wrong and the students are supportive. Teaching places a lot of emphasis on good technique and correct habit from the start. A lot of meaning lost from Karate is being put back in and there is more to it than just heavy kicking and punching. It is traditional rather than sport orientated, which has changed my way of thinking about some techniques. I didn’t know how to use a front kick effectively. Tips such as keeping the supporting foot straight and pulling the kicking foot back means that it is a solid, devastating technique in its own right and not just a set up or easily prone to being caught. There are also holds and restraints in Karate. It has a lot to offer people of all ages and abilities. Adults and children are taught separately, the adult class is increasing, but the junior class has also grown in size, with progress obvious from the belts.
Nathan Newland says
Archer is really enjoying your lessons so much. I can already see that his confidence has been boosted through learning karate and he is becoming more assertive.
Charlotte Middle, Hayley Clarke and Megan Sinden says
We started Karate in May, we are a group of 3 girls age 25. We initially joined for a bit of fun and exercise, we didn’t realise how much we would end up enjoying it and how much of a difference it has made to our confidence now that we’ve been taught how to defend ourselves using self defence techniques. We started with no Karate experience or any other form of Martial Arts and we are now about to take our first grading. Charlie is a great teacher and although we are taught in a professional manor we still always have a laugh in each class. The guys in the group are also really friendly and were very welcoming when we joined. Don’t be afraid to come along, you get the first 2 classes free so you can “try before you buy”
Sam and Katharine says
I joined Holistic Karate in the summer of 2014 with my 13 year old daughter as my daughter wished to acquire self-defence skills and these classes were local and appeared to fit our requirements. We both now feel far better equipped to deal with a variety of situations, but also have enjoyed learning karate. We have progressed to red belts and fully intend to continue learning this style of karate.
Charlie is a superb teacher and the classes are far from being intimidating, but are relaxed and interesting. The club members are very friendly and we were made to feel extremely welcome. We would both highly recommend Holistic Karate.
Lee Church says
I started karate in July 2012, I enjoy learning traditional Shotokan karate. I like that the club is friendly and relaxed, but you are still taught in a professional manner! you are taught in a way to suit your individual abilities and to adapt karate to you, and there’s no pressure to try and keep up with everybody, karate is also good for keeping fit as well as learning self- defence!