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Karate classes in Aberdeen and Peterhead with details of Aberdeen martial arts clubs and dojos
Shi-Gaku-Kan Shotokan Karate Clubs
Jesmond Sports Centre
on Mondays 6.15 pm -7pm (Children's class) and from 7pm - 8pm (Adults' class)
on Fridays from 6.45pm - 7.30pm (Children's class) and from 7.30pm - 8.30pm (Adults' class)
There are also Karate classes in
Peterhead Community Centre
on Tuesdays from 6.30pm - 7.15pm (Children's class) and 7.30pm - 8.45pm (Adults' class)
on Thursdays from 6.30pm - 7.15pm (Children's class) and 7.30pm - 9pm (Adults' class)
Class times are subject to change on public and bank holidays; during these times they will be re-scheduled or skipped for that week depending on dojo location.
Further information can be obtained from the Chief Instructor, Mark Donaghy, 5th Dan.
Tel: 01779 477737
which provides a brief introduction to karate and www.shigakukan.co.uk
which is the official website of the Shi-Gaku-Kan Karate Clubs.
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Classes are £4 per session per session for juniors and £5 per session for adults and are from 5 years to Adult. You will need to pay a yearly registration and insurance fee to become licensed with the Shi-Gaku-Kan Shotogun Karate Dojos Karate Clubs, but there are no monthly fees.
The instructors are child orientated and make the classes great fun for the children in a very friendly way, making this a great way to introduce young children as young as 5 to the world of karate.
Classes are run by Sensei Mark (5th Dan) and Libby (4th Dan) Donaghy and black belted students. All instructors are first aid certified, registered at the Scottish Karate Board and are checked by the Police for Child Protection.
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Koa Shotokan Karate Club Aberdeen
Koa Shotokan Karate Club Aberdeen is family run and specialises in traditional Shotokan karate. Students from all ages and all abilities are welcome to train in their sprung wooden floor Dojo. They offer all levels of instruction from a basic foundation through to advanced technical tuition. All tuition is carried out by senior grades (black belts) with over 45 years of combined experience, several British Championship victories and selections for the British World Championship squad.
The benefits of karate are:
- Learn self-defence
- Body conditioning
- Improved fitness & flexibility
- Core stability & balance
- Discipline and respect on a mutual basis
Whether you are currently training or a complete beginner, fit or not-so-fit, come and join them. They will help you achieve your martial arts goal and ultimately your black belt.
They train 18:30 - 20:00 every Tuesday and Thursday and 10:30 - 12:00 every Saturday at the Rosemount Community Centre, Belgrave Terrace, Aberdeen AB25 2NS.
For more information please visit www.koakarate.com
or call +447860667324
Grampian and Northern Karate Association
Grampian and Northern Karate Association has been run by sensei Brian Bothwell since 1985. The GNKA meet at 18A Broomhill Road in Aberdeen and are full members of the Scottish Karate Governing Body (SKGB). Chief Instructor Brian Bothwell is now a 6th Dan. Their other Aberdeen martial arts and karate clubs can be found throughout the North East of Scotland such as at Portlethen, Inverurie, Ellon, Stonehaven and Inverbervie. More information can be found at the official Grampian and Northern Karate Association website at www.gnka.co.uk
Aberdeen Bushido Karate Club
Aberdeen Bushido Karate Club exists to teach and promote traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate. Their objective is to produce dedicated students with a detailed technical understanding of Shotokan Karate and its underlying ethos. The club founder, Gordon Farquhar (5th Dan) was firmly rooted in traditional Shotokan Karate having trained diligently in the art for over 35 years, training with karate legends such as Master Kanazawa, Hanshi Asano, the late Hanshi Enoeda, Sensei Kasuya and many more. The Club Chief Instructor, Alasdair Taylor, 4th Dan WSKF, has over 30 years’ experience in Shotokan Karate. Aberdeen Bushido is affiliated to the World Shotokan Karatedo Federation and has twice-yearly weekend courses with the head of the Organisation, Sensei Hitoshi Kasuya, 8th Dan WSKF. They also have regular courses with Sensei Yasuyuki Aragane. Students have the opportunity to sit grade examinations every quarter subject to having reached the appropriate standard and having trained regularly over the quarter.
Training times are:
Tuesday from 7.45 - 10.00 pm and on Sunday from 12.30 - 2.30 pm at the Scout Hut, Oakhill Crescent, off King's Gate, Aberdeen
Thursday from 7.20 - 9.20 pm at the Boy's Brigade Headquarters, Crimon Place, Aberdeen.
For more information please go to www.aberdeenbushido.com.
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