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"You Don’t HAVE TO BE GREAT TO START, BUT YOU HAVE TO START TO BE GREAT"
About Us

Shinken Dojo Karate Club has been established in Kingston Upon Hull for 30 years.

 Shinken is a Japanese term used to describe a Japanese sword that is sharp and used for combat.

"Shinken" is also used in modern Japanese language to mean "to do something seriously."

 

We are a member of the English Karate Federation and have fully qualified English Karate Federation accredited coaches. Our goal is to offer a high quality Karate club for all ages whether your intentions are fitness, self defence or you have ambitions of being a future world champion.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions What is Karate? Karate is a martial art and system of self defence that originated hundreds of years ago in Okinawa. Literally, “Karate-Do” means “the way of the empty hand” referring to the fact that its practitioners use no weapons to attack and defend but are also empty of all ill intentions. How can I join the Shinken Dojo & what should I wear? Joining is easy, either contact us with your enquiry or alternatively come along to one of our classes and speak to one of our club instructors. We recommend for your first time training you wear loose fitting clothing, a tracksuit or similar. When you have decided you would like to continue with your training you will receive a Karate Gi (suit) with your enrolment. Can anyone do Karate? Yes Karate can be enjoyed by all, whatever your age, gender or fitness level. Whether you want to take up Karate for fitness, self defence or you have ambitions of being a future world champion. We have programs designed for members as young as 4 through to our more mature members. Karate has something to offer everyone. Will I be expected to compete? People take up Karate for many reasons. Our aim at Shinken Dojo is to offer competitions for those that wish to follow that path but if competing is not for you we offer a more traditional side to the art too. Karate is a contact sport - will my child get hurt or injured? Safety is priority at Shinken Dojo. As with all sports there is a small risk of minor injuries but no more than football or other “non contact” sports for example. We teach control and make sure all our members are equipped with the correct safety equipment.
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