Can anyone practice karate?Karate can be practiced by men, women and children. In fact anyone who is in reasonable health can practice and enjoy karate. We accept males and females from 8 years of age and above. Students need to have sufficient attention (weekdays & weekends) and physical abilities.
I have no previous training in any karate style, Can I join in Chelsea Karate Club?Yes. Shotokan Karate is an excellent style to learn at our dojo without any previous experience.
Do I have to wear a karate uniform (gi)?Karate uniform is required by the time of your first joining session. The gi allows for maximum movement and helps contribute to the serious tone of the class.
What sort of karate does the C.K.C teach?The CKC is the generally-recognized by England Karate Do Federation as developed by Sensei Farzad Youshanlou former members of Iran Kumite Team (WKF), and teaches a specially-refined form of Japanese Shotokan style karate.
What will training involve?A typical karate practice session usually begins with a comprehensive warm-up, followed by the various training exercises. The exercises are divided into three main categories: kihon (basic techniques), in which you learn the basic blocks, punches, kicks, stances, etc. of karate; kata (forms), in which you practice and physically remember the various kihon learned; and Kumite (sparring), where your kihon and kata techniques are matched against a real opponent. As your skill level increases, so will the difficulty and degree of the exercises. Of course, there will also be times when you are taught theory, dojo etiquette and the more philosophical aspects of karate.
How do I become a member of the CKC?Joining the Chelsea Karate Club requires filling out a membership form and paying the appropriate C.K.C membership fees (£45). The training fee is only £7 per session or £40 monthly and must be paid directly to club. C.K.C also specializes in providing at-home personal training (one-to-one) throughout London including Chelsea, Kensington, Battersea, Canary Wharf areas (personal training fee is only £135 per session).
Rules & Regulations Of Chelsea Karate Club
• A White Karate suit (Gi) should be worn with a belt showing your current grade.
• Every student should bow on entering and leaving the dojo and to their partner-opponent before and after any pair work.
• Every student should show respect for their Sensei and fellow Karate-ka.
• Never chew gum or wear any jewellery in the Dojo (training hall).
• Never act in a way that may show a lack of respect for the Dojo, Sensei, or other Karate-ka.
• Every student must have a valid licence registration which is registered with the England Karate Do Federation and renewed yearly.
• Grading will be allowed at the discretion of the Instructors.
• A minimum of three months training between grading will apply for lower Kyu grades and longer periods for senior grades, with a minimum of twice a week training, Attendance & attitude taken in to consideration. Remember, a grading is not a reward given by the Instructors, but rather an examination where, if you reach the necessary standard, you will be entitled to the grade.
• Any student that has not trained once within the last 6 months will have to wear a white belt on their return (Instructor’s Discretion) to the Dojo until such time as the sensei believes he/she have reached their original grade standard, unless, he\she has been injured and unable to train. This may take weeks of regular training to bring you back up to the required standard and fitness.
• Any student that has an out of date licence will be unable to train for insurance reasons until it has been renewed (no exceptions)