Officially I'm Sensei Iain Crowder and I'm a 5th Dan Shukokai Karate Black Belt and I've been practicing Martial Arts for over 35 years, instructing for the last 19 years, my dojo is at Astley & Tyldesley miners welfare club.
"An amateur practices until he gets it right, an expert practices until he cannot get it wrong!"
Modern karate clubs keep up with the times and dont dwell to much in the past and it has become an all round sport and effective martial art, it will help in the following ways.
It also helps you develop the skills needed to defend yourself.
We practice hard and have loads of fun with a lots of laughter, our standards are high as I expect a great deal of personal commitment in order to achieve fitness and suppleness, I push the students hard so that they can reach their full potential.
At a sporting level even competing at a national championships if there is an individual desire to do so.
These new found skills will help to tone the body and mind, gradually developing the individual into a self-aware and more confident outgoing person, parents and teachers often report on the improvement in schoolwork and behaviour of children who train regularly.
It doesn't matter what your physical ability or age is, male, female or child, small, medium or large karate enables you to reach your full potential.
This is the direction of modern karate whilst keeping a grasp of the tradititional ethics and teachings of the founding Japanese
Sensei's as one said,
"The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of character"
This is the certificate that is awarded for the first grade of 9th Kyu it is symbolised by a Red Tab on a white belt the first step on the way to the coveted Black Belt.
The gallery in this sequence - awarding Certificates - basic one step - line work - strengthening exercises - kicking exercises - sweeping techniques - wrist throw - Kata - Belts & Certificates.
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