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8 - 13 Years

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karate & martial arts classes in somerset

Parents & Carers, We know, we know that if you look at any town or village you will find many activities and clubs for your child,

and sometimes more than one martial arts club.

Everyone will have an opinion, this club is better than that club etc, but don't you owe it to your child to find out for yourself?

At Nishikan Martial Arts we know that teaching your child is a partnership between you and us.

We know that martial arts will give your child the best start in life, allowing them to socialise with their new classmates.

We know that training with us will keep them focused on all of their teachers during classes.

Our Little Samurai programme has been developed by martial artists with over 70 years experience between them.

Let us help you equip your child for success in the real world.

Nishikan Martial Arts - The Reality Balance!

Times change, the world changes, and obviously the martial arts must change too - Gichin Funakoshi

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Nishikan Martial Arts, Karate, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire

we teach the same values that 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.

LEARN GOAL-SETTING SKILLS

Belt testing provides an excellent exercise for kids in learning how to set and achieve goals. Their self-esteem will continue to rise with each accomplishment as they watch their hard work pay off.

IMPROVE FOCUS AND SELF-CONTROL

Complex physical activities such as martial arts have proven to strengthen the brain’s neural networks, helping kids improve their focus and self-control. This can be especially beneficial for kids with ADD/ADHD.

A STRONG SENSE OF RESPECT

The traditional nature of martial arts teaches kids respect in their classes, whether they are taking a bow or waiting patiently for the next set of instructions. This sense of respect also helps kids improve their grades, while improving their listening skills at home and in school.

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an exciting new programme

At Nishikan Martial Arts, based in Somerset, 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 original 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.

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Nishikan Martial Arts, Karate, Martial Arts, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Wincanton, Queen Camel, Merriott

REAL PEOPLE REAL RESULTS

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.

Jeanie H

I joined the Nishikan Martial Arts 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.

Vicky M

I joined nearly a year ago and I'm thoroughly glad I did. Here are a couple of things I love about Nishikan Martial Arts. 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. Nishikan Martial Arts 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.

Dave S

Nishikan Martial Arts 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.

Sam L