Life can sometimes get in the way and at Nishikan Martial Arts we appreciate this, we're here to help in anyway we can. Your physical and mental health is important and training with us ensures a bit of 'you time', where you can kick back and work off the rigors of your day.
Whether you want to learn the more traditional aspects of the art, concentrate more on reality and self-defence, you want to compete or you just want an athletic social outlet, we can cater for all. Through continuous learning training will never get dull or boring as there is always something new to learn, boundaries to push.
Let us help reach your fitness goals, improve your confidence and experience some great stress relief!!
We are here to support you in anyway we can, from beginner to black belt, we'll make the journey with you.
All of our instructors are qualified experienced black belts with many years experience. Parents are most welcome to watch the session.
Any age, any fitness, our new syllabus is flexible and can be tailored to suit the individual, no more square pegs and round holes!
These classes are available for 14 years plus.
Whilst we would love you to, the trial is no obligation.
We are committed to making our training and environment as safe as we can. We were one of the first clubs in the area to gain Sport England's 'Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts' Kitemark.
No you don't, you will work to your abilities which will improve over time.
Whilst obviously an instructor will be present, we take great care to ensure that there are other students who can help and support you.
No previous experience is necessary. If you have done martial arts before and taken any gradings we will of course take this into account and place you at a suitable point in our curriculum, we do not make students start again.
Any suitable clothing to perform exercise in, tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt work really well. Normal training is carried out in bare feet.
Absolutely, you are more than welcome to come and watch a session, if you find you want to join in then please do!
Physical activities such as the martial arts have been shown to improve the brain's neural networks. This can lead to improved focus and help reduce stress levels, improving your mental health.
Using the strike bags and shields can be very therapeutic especially after a hard day, a fantastic way to let out all the stress from your daily life!
At Nishikan Martial Arts we use the training matrix. By performing the same drill on our own, against a partner and on the strike equipment we try and where possible eliminate the flaws in technique which are inherent if you train just using one way. You will find vast improvements when using this method which is great for your self-confidence and esteem..
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.
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.
Meet like minded individuals on the same martial arts journey as you.
Improved co-ordination, reflexes, flexibility and overall health, whats not to love about the health benefits of martial arts.
By developing the discipline to reach your goals and push boundaries will benefit many aspects of your life.
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.