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Cookie Policy

In this cookie policy you can read about

  • How we use cookies,
  • The types of cookies we use,
  • For how long they work and for what purposes they are used,
  • How to change your cookie settings and opt-out, and
  • Who are we and how can you contact us.

When we use words like “us”, “we”, “our” we mean The Honbu Ltd. You can find our company details below. We are the data controller of the data collected through the use of cookies on our website.

Our website is https://thehonbu.com, and https://nishikanmartialarts.com incl. our sub-domains and other sites we own and operate.

When we refer to “you” we mean you as a user or visitor of our website.

This policy is part of our privacy policy. Our use of cookies may include processing of your personal data and we therefore recommend that you read our privacy policy.

What do I need to know about cookies?

There are different types of cookies and they are used for different purposes.

Below you can read about what a cookie is, the difference between first and third party cookies and session cookies vs. persistent cookies and what types of cookies we use on our website and why.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit it. A cookie typically contains information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognise your web browser when you return, additional data that serves the purpose of the cookie, and the lifespan of the cookie itself.

Cookies are used to enable certain features (e.g. logging in), to track site usage (e.g. analytics), to store your user settings (e.g. timezone, notification preferences), and to personalise your content (e.g. advertising, language).

Session cookies vs. persistent cookies

Session cookies only last as long as your online session. This means that they will disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser. They are therefore also sometimes referred to as temporary cookies. Typically session cookies are used to remember what a user put in their basket when they are browsing a website.

Persistent cookies are different. These cookies are sometimes called permanent cookies. They will stay on your computer or device after you close your browser. These types of cookies will expire according to the time specified in the cookie. You can see the specific duration of each persistent cookie below.

What’s the difference between first and third party cookies?

First party cookies are cookies that are set by the website that you are visiting and it's only this website that can access and read these cookies.

Third party cookies are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. As an example, some pages have content from other sites like YouTube. YouTube may set their own cookies on your browser when you play the video from YouTube. Cookies set by other sites and companies (ie. third parties) can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.

Below you can see what cookies on our website are first party cookies and third party cookies.

Types of cookies and how we use them

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies are required for the basic functionality of our website to work. We use necessary cookies to make it possible for you to only have to enter your username and password once during a visit to our website.

We also use necessary cookies to help with ensuring that you are given the option to accept or reject cookies, block non-necessary cookies from working until you give consent, and remember your cookie settings and choices. The cookies also help keep track of, if, and when, you gave consent to analytical cookies, our privacy policy, T&Cs and email marketing.

Necessary cookies are also used for payment processing.

It's not possible to reject or accept the necessary cookies as they are core for the functionality of our website.

Here are the necessary cookies we use, what we use them for, the specific cookies providers and each cookie’s duration:

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Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies gather statistics. We use this information to make our website even better. The information collected via the analytical cookies track how you use our website during your visit. It helps us understand visitor usage patterns, identify, and diagnose problems or errors you may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving the website experience.

We will only set analytical cookies on your device if you give us your consent.

Here are the analytical cookies we use, what we use them for, the specific cookie providers and each cookie’s duration:

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Marketing cookies

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Here are the Marketing cookies we use, what we use them for, the specific cookie providers and each cookie’s duration:

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Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies are used in collecting information about your device and any settings you may configure on the website you’re visiting (like language and timezone settings). With this information, websites can provide you with customised, enhanced or optimised content and services.

Third-party cookies on our site

We may employ third-party companies and individuals on our websites, e.g. analytics providers and content partners. We grant these third parties access to selected information to perform specific tasks on our behalf.

Please note that we can’t control what these third party provides do in regards to these cookies.

How you can change your cookie settings, incl. opting out

As part of our cookie solution, we always provide you with the option to say no to cookie.

We also give you the option to change your mind. If you at one point gave consent to non-necessary cookies on our website, you can always change your mind. Just look for the shield on our website. If you press the shield, your cookie settings will appear, allowing you to always change your settings and reject cookies.

It's also possible to instruct your browser to refuse cookies from our website. Most browsers are configured to accept cookies by default, but you can update these settings to either refuse cookies altogether, or to notify you when a website is trying to set or update a cookie.

If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each individual device.

Although some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your experience of a website, blocking all cookies may mean you are unable to access certain features and content on the site.

Who are we and how can you contact us?

Here is our company information:

The Honbu Ltd
Castle Cary
UK

Company registration number: 04650090

You can always write to us at: office@thehonbu.com or call us at 01963 34667

This policy is effective from 06/26/2020

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WE TEACH AND SHARE
THE SAME VALUES
YOU TEACH AT HOME

At Nishikan Martial Arts we believe that working with parents we can achieve more and reinforce the core values which make for well-rounded individuals. Our programs are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages.

AN EXCITING NEW
PROGRAMME

At Nishikan Martial Arts we have embarked on an exciting new programme that explores all aspects of the original forms of karate. Paul (right), Brett (middle) & Steve (left) have used their almost 90 years experience and knowledge to create a unique curriculum for the modern age.

MORE THAN JUST KICKING & PUNCHING
Locks, holds, throws, takedowns and ground work, the orginal forms of Karate had it all. Students are excited to be exploring all of these aspects of the Martial Arts. As well as exploring all of these, students have the opportunity to compete, attend courses with other leading Martial Arts Instructors and we have special sessions looking at fitness. Nishikan Martial Arts offers a full package.

Nishikan Martial Arts - Paul Hacker, Brett Jacobs, Steve Mortley

Wincanton

Unit 10, The Tythings, Southgate Road, Wincanton, Somerset BA9 9RZ

M: 07967 125458

What Makes Us Different From Other Martial Arts Schools?

Nishikan Martial Arts

Knowledge

QUALIFIED & EXPERIENCED

With around 90 years experience between them, Paul, Brett & Steve will be with you every step of the way. From beginner to black belt they will impart their knowledge and experience to help you reach your goals.

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Information

WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

From face to face classes to the student portal we will ensure you have all the information you need to protect yourself and loved ones in this fast-paced modern world.

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Insights

IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU

Any age, any fitness, our new syllabus is flexible and can be tailored to suit the individual, no more square pegs and round holes!

REAL PEOPLE REAL RESULTS

Jeani H

The training is first class, Paul really brings the moves to life so that you can really understand them and how they all fit together for your kata. The new syllabus is great and really allows you to integrate the moves as karate should be, helping to gain a better understanding in application. The Honbu has a great team spirit,and feels just a great big family. The seniors really encourage and inspire the more intermediate levels and it is a pleasure to be part of the team.

Vicky M

I joined the Honbu after both my children had been attending for some years. I had little confidence in my abilities & was very unfit & it took me many months to pluck up the courage to join in. I was nurtured & encouraged, not judged or belittled. My fitness improved and in under 4 years I got my 1st Dan black belt & beat my 14 year old son to it too! (see pic). Covid 19 has not destroyed the community within our club, it has made us stronger. We have all had our wobbles & there is always someone there to support you. It was there before Covid struck, but just became more apparent after. This is a place to belong, grow & to explore & fulfil your potential.

Dave S

I joined nearly a year ago and I'm thoroughly glad I did. Here are a couple of things I love about The Honbu. 1. It's a really welcoming atmosphere. Like anything, you'll get out what you put in, but everyone is very friendly and it's not a clique at all. 2. It's very reasonable, cost wise. The dojo offers classes 3 times a week, and you can attend every session, though the current COVID-19 situation does restrict that temporarily. 3. It's a different way to exercise, that's far more interesting than a gym! I burn about 380 calories in an hour, and I'm learning a new skill as I go! 4. They care about development. The Honbu believe that there is more than one way to train, and will draw on experiences of others to develop their knowledge and techniques, so you will develop too! 5. Belts aren't just an excuse charge more money! Yes, there are additional fees to move up the grades, but you won't grade if you aren't ready, unlike at other martial arts schools I'm aware of. If you are looking to get fit, learn a new skill, socialise, learn how to defend yourself, make new friends then I really can't recommend this group enough.

Sam L

The Honbu and its satellite clubs are all friendly and welcoming where your opinions and views are welcomed. Training is traditional with a modern adaptation to cope with today's potential threats. Training is suitable for all ages and a great way to build confidante and gain a great group of friends.

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

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Provide the highest quality Martial Arts programmes we can

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To offer classes suitable for any age, fitness level and ability

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Create a positive environment for you to train in

SETTING STANDARDS

Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts

Nishikan Martial Arts fully supports the Sport England initiative 'Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts' which we gained in June 2019. Each year the association will be subjected to an annual health check. Parents and Students can find Safeguarding information on the members only portal.

This Girl Can

Nishikan Martial Arts has recently partnered with 'This Girl Can' and has held a very successful Ladies Only Session.

It is hoped that this will be the first of many more sessions. All of our other sessions are suitable for all genders.

Helping You Reach Your Potential

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PHYSICAL FITNESS

Improved co-ordination, reflexes, flexibility and overall health, what's not to love about the health benefits of martial arts.

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MENTAL HEALTH

By developing the discipline to reach your goals and push boundaries will benefit many aspects of your life.

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SOCIAL LIFE

Meet like minded individuals on the same martial arts journey as you.