Anshin Ryu Karate Classes

Kazoku Karate BadgeThe Anshin Ryu Karate Syllabus is extensive and is reflective of the style’s traditional approach to training. Initially the student learns fundamental techniques, which are performed in a very basic manner. As the student progresses, the techniques undergo a gradual transformation so that they themselves progress from being merely basic to passing through intermediate and then on to advanced levels of performance.

Junior Anshin Ryu Karate ClassThe syllabus is supported by a vast curriculum, which ensures that students are taught according to their level of understanding and ability, and also ensures that every aspect of the system is covered. There are drills and other exercises that accompany the syllabus, that aid the connection from Kihon, Kata and Kumite. Some of these are a requirement for a grade and thus are included in the grade syllabus.

In addition to the extensive technical application of Anshin Ryu Karate the student of the art learns Philosophy, and a basic knowledge of Martial Arts. This understanding is learnt through continuous training in the Dojo, and is also examined as a part of each grade through Questions and Answers. They will begin to understand the Japanese terminology associated to the Martial Arts and Karate.

Senior Anshin Ryu Karate ClassFurthermore, Anshin Ryu Karate provides the students, if they so wish, a chance to compete at various tournament levels, at regional national and international. It also provides opportunities for students to train with and become members of the English National Competing Squads. Therefore it is a popular system for children and adults alike. As with all Kodokan Martial Arts styles, the juniors and seniors are taught in separate classes.

Through the curriculum and training a great deal of emphasis is based around building and expanding the student’s mental and physical well-being through this martial art. This produces confidence, self-esteem, motivation and respect to handle life’s future challenges.

The essential techniques are encompassed in Kata (Kata is mould or form), using combinations of attacking and defensive techniques against multiple imaginary opponents. The study of the Bunkai of Kata, or analysis, gives a deeper understanding of the art form, whereby drills from the Kata are carried out with a partner enabling self-defence applications to be carried out in a controlled manner. These drills are then seen to evolve for “real life” defence for today’s society.

Although Anshin Ryu Karate is not a “Sport” Karate School it does provide the students, if they so wish, a chance to compete at various tournament, at regional, national, and international levels. It also provides opportunities for students to train with and become members of the English National Competing Squads. Therefore, it has a lot to the system and is popular for children and adults alike.

Junior & Senior student places available

 

Class Times and Location

Anshin Ryu Karate Juniors - 5 years to 14 years

Class Times & Venue (for Map see Menu above):

Monday at 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm at
St Anne's Church Hall, Welbeck Ave, Darlington, DL1 2DR

Tuesday at 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm at
St Andrew's Church Hall, Haughton Green (at junction to Salters Lane South), Darlington, DL1 2DD

Saturday at 9.00 am to 10.30 am at
Clifton Centre, Clifton Avenue, Darlington, DL1 5EE

Anshin Ryu Karate Seniors - 15 years and above

Class Times & Venue (for Map see Menu above):

Monday at 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm at
St Anne's Church Hall, Welbeck Ave, Darlington, DL1 2D

Tuesday at 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm at
St Andrew's Church Hall, Haughton Green (at junction to Salters Lane South), Darlington, DL1 2DD