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Children and adults

Children’s Classes

RESPECT, DISCIPLINE, SELF-CONTROL AND FOCUS are the four primary areas that we concentrate on. Our curriculum includes hi-energy drills and skills designed to build and condition each child’s attitude, behaviour and overall character development. Our practical martial arts training skills for children include; meditation, yoga stretching, fun-damental cross-training drills, karate techniques at all levels, kata, competition fighting, pad work and more.  Childrens classes are taught at beginner, improver, intermediate and advanced levels.

"Karate helps instil a sense of purpose and direction in the lives of young people,
Respect, Discipline, Self-control and Focus becomes a part of your child’s life forever".

Children and young people need an outlet to let off steam and pent up frustrations. Intensive research has shown that young people who channel their energy in a sporting activity and in particular KARATE, are better prepared to cope with difficult situations in life and make rational decisions. They are also less likely to develop bad habits or get involved in violent conflict and unsociable behaviour.

Role models for positive life coaching skills

Young people tend to listen to people they like, trust and respect.  We care, so will never give up on children.  Our facility provides role models and a powerful mentoring relationship that motivates and encourages young people to face lifes challenges with a positive mental attitude.  We also stress non-violent conflict resolution, how to avoid dangerous situations including not being encouraged through peer pressure into doing wrong.  Your child will be taught to take responsibility for their actions and attitudes.  You will see the difference within the first 6 month. 

Adult classes

Training includes; meditation, yoga stretching, cross-training drills, punch bag and pad workouts.  Our practical martial arts training for adults include: karate techniques at all levels, kata, sparring, self-defence, close counter combat and more.  Adult classes are taught at beginner, improver, intermediate and advanced levels.  

Apart from regular indoor training, adults and older children are given the opportunity to participate in one day and weekend training camps too.  Our weekend camp is situated in a beautiful and peaceful setting.  The aim of the weekend training is to give one the opportunity to train in an outdoor environment with minimum distraction, allowing the mind to focus clearly during training.

Self-defence for women and girls at the ELSK

It is destressing to hear that harassment, abuse and violent attacks thrust upon women and girls are becoming more and more frequent.  This demonstrates a lack of education and respect by the perpetrator/s.  As a means to self-protection, emphasis should be highly placed on activities that offer guidance on street awareness, practical self-defence skills and how to avoid potential dangers.  This needs to start in schools with children being educated  from a very young age.  As a parent with young girls, along with other activities, finding a practical self-protection type activity is important.  This could prove to be a valuable asset in a dangerous situation as a means to self-protection and survival.  The ELSK places a huge emphasis on practical self-defence for women and girls during training.  In addition, class sparring is also encouraged between the different genders, which provides a real challenge and teaches defence and attack whilst learning to manage different levels of strength.  This helps to sharpen the reflexes, increases awareness and helps to develop more confidence.  The ELSK also run a womens self-defence course at least once a year within the local borough free of charge.