"A black belt is a white belt who never gave up"
"Slow to learn, slow to forget"
"The person who knows "how" will always be the student,
but the person who knows "why" will continue to be the instructor"
"To hear is to doubt, to see is to be deceived, but to feel is to beleive"
"Train knowing that the right thoughts and the right efforts
inevitably bring about the right results"
"There are no pure styles of karate.
Purity comes only when pure knuckles meet pure flesh"
"In every offense there is a defence, and in every defence there is an offense"
"Guts are the anaesthesia that deaden the pain of fear"
"Sophistication is no more than simplicity compounded"
"Fear no man, but respect all"
"Train hard, train regularly, train intelligently and make no excuses"
"He who hesitates, meditates in a horizontal position"
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall"
"Someone who aims at nothing is sure to hit it"
Adult classes train a complete 'American Kenpo' Syllabus. We have 156 Self Defence Techniques, Forms Short1 to Long6 and various training Sets. Classes range from 75-90 mins and will cover basics, self defence technique practice, forms practice and sparring.
Basics form the cornerstone of any martial artist so we drill these at the start of every class.
Self Defence Techniques: When new students look at all the techniques they often get daunted until they understand that there are really only "a handful of techniques and a whole lot of variations". We teach the principles and reasons behind each move so that students can understand the why, not just the how. Heavily focused on in class as you cannot learn a technique without a body, class time is a chance to train on all types of bodies!
Forms (Kata). These teach the rules and principles of Kenpo as well as teach the upper and lower body to work as a synchronised unit.
Sparring: Whilst often not heavily focused on in Kenpo schools, sparring still plays a vital part in learning spontaneity as well how to read an opponent.
Within all this we still train in a relaxed, fun and safe environment. All students are considered part of the Kenpo Family and we help look after each other when training - even when it gets a bit intense!
See the Timetable for Class Times