"Action takes precedence over words"
                                     Confucius (551 BCE – 479 BCE)

Welcome to Custom Karate
Where the learning of a traditional martial art has been tailored for today’s modern living, to provide authentic traditional Shotokan Karate syllabus training in an environment that is safe, fun and affordable. We specialise in teaching children of all ages (and even adults).

In a Custom Karate Dojo each student is taught all the traditional values of mind body and soul, while acknowledging the pressures imposed by modern society.

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Holistic Self Defence
It is widely acknowledged that learning a martial art is the learning of self defence. At Custom Karate a more holistic approach to self defence is taught from the actual act of being able to defend oneself from hostile physical attack through to protecting yourself through correct diet and lifestyle choices. Naturally the teaching of karate instructs the student to be competent in self defence and in turn embodies a sense of self confidence.

As a side point; attackers are almost always stronger than their intended victims, at Custom Karate emphasis is given to techniques that exploits an opponent’s strength advantage to ensure that a Custom Karate Student never becomes a victim.


Non contact karate
Contact with limbs (arms and legs) is unavoidable. Custom Karate teaches non contact karate. What this means in real terms is that procedures are taught to the students while practising karate normally, contact with the head and torso is an aspiration but in training is not intended.

Custom Karate after school club teaches to an authentic Shotokan syllabus that enables students to present themselves as confident individuals, mindful of the world they inhabit and at a grading being confident of passing. Though grading is encouraged as a way of formally marking a student’s progress, it is not mandatory and students are allowed to explore the art at their own pace.

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What is needed to learn karate?
1. An open mind and a willingness to learn new skills.
2. A loose fitting outfit known as a Gi (beginners can wear any loose fitting clothing or their normal school PE kit).
And that is about it!

Custom Karate is a child centred organisation and has a comprehensive child protection policy available to view upon request. We are also a local supporter of Change For Life

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