Wrekin Shotokan Karate Club
Training time & Lesson Information 2014

Senior gades and club instructors want to encourage the juniors to train more regularly than just once per week on a regular basis.

Sports Science research shows that training twice a week is 3 x better than once per week.

Three times per week is 5 x better than once per week.

Take advantage of the new club cost strategy to encourage frequent training:

Training costs
Concessions for monthly payments:
Juniors once a week: £20 per month, twice or more only £25 per month
Adults once a week £20 a month, twice or more £35 a month
Family Max fees only £60 a month, any number of sessions.

The minimum age we take is eight years old, training for juniors and beginners is a mixed class on Saturdays at 10:30 am and Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The main traiining site is at the Wrekin College Sports Hall, Sutherland Road, Constitution Hill, Wellington, Shropshire UK, TF1 3BH. On Mondays & Wednesdays senior grades and adults (Brown and Black belts) train at the Telford College of Arts and Technology (TCAT) Haybridge Road Wellington Telford Shropshire.

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New members are very welcome, basic instruction for beginners is carried out in the Saturday morning sessions. Children and Adults are catered for separately.

Experienced and 'lapsed' Karataka are very welcome, please introduce yourself to Tony Atherden who will organise a program of gradual re-introduction.

The club is affilitated to the Shotokan Karate International Federation, headed up by kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa 10th Dan; we follow their training syllabus.

Lessons include a warm up and basic karate techniques to start with followed by appropriate training for the differing grades;we have two or three very short breaks, so please bring suitable still drinks preferably in sports bottles. Wrekin College has good facilities and showers are available after training. Approximately 3 to 4 chances to grade per year are available and usually twice per year the opportunity to grade with Kanazawa himself is presented.

Training Times
Senior Grades: Mondays evenings, times 8:00 -9:30 p.m. TCAT, Wellington
Junior : Wednesday 6-7:15 p.m. Wrekin College Sports Hall, Wellington
Senior Grades & Adults: Wednesday 8-9:30 p.m.. TCAT, Wellington CANCELLED
Junior Grades/Beginners: Saturday 10:30a.m. -12:000 Wrekin College Sports Hall, Wellington

Senior Grades: Saturday

10.30 a.m.-12.30

Wrekin College Sports Hall, Wellington


kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa 10th Dan has developed a syllabus for the study of karate that contains: basics, fighting techniques (sparring) and form. These are referred to as kihon, kumite and kata respectively. Each lesson starts with a comprehensive warm-up and stretching routine to prepare the body for punching, blocking and kicking techniques.
Anyone can train in karate and develop their fitness and technique.

Wrekin Shotokan Karate Club treats each student as unique and adjusts the training programme accordingly. The emphasis is on safe, gradual progression through the syllabus so the body has time to adapt to the new ways of moving and the mind has time to learn new techniques without becoming overloaded. Karate taught in this way has a beneficial effect on the body and enhances one's fitness, health and general well being. Correct training enables a person to continue practicing karate into their 50s, 60s and 70s and beyond. Karate training is particularly beneficial for young people for improving their co-ordination and concentration.

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