Aylesury club welcomes children from the age of 4 years old, and encourages their parents to join too! As well as learning a traditional martial art, there are many benefits that we strive for our students to achieve:
Karate is taught in three aspects:
Each of these aspects make up your grading syllabus, and before being ready to grade for your next belt, we will ensure that you are confident in all of these areas. It takes practice and dedication, but as you progress through the belt system, you will find your abilities and confidence increasing.Classes in Aylesbury
Mr Andrew Sebley (5th Dan) has been practising the art of karate since 2001, when he joined TISKA Beaconsfield club. He achieved Shodan grade (black belt) in November 2005 and continues training under the guidance of TISKA Chief Instructor Shihan Sahota himself.
As well as running the Aylesbury club, Mr Sebley also runs Staines, Surbiton & Ascot clubs. He is also a support instructor at Dunstable & Maidenhead clubs.
Mr Sebley has also competed regularly in the TISKA National Championships. On several occasions he has won first, second and third place trophies in kumite, kata and team kata events.
All TISKA instructors are fully insured and enhanced DBS checked.Contact Club Instructor
What is Shotokan Karate?
Shotokan (Shoh’toh-kan) means “Shoto’s house”, where “Shoto” was the pen-name of Gichin Funakoshi, a man who is commonly referred to as “the father of modern Karate”. Shotokan Karate is a Japanese martial art founded by Funakoshi with its roots from the Okinawan martial art tradition (style) of Shorin-Ryu. This style has, in turn, many similarities with Chinese martial arts and was influenced by the strong historic trading and communication links between Okinawa and the Chinese mainland. Shotokan Karate is characterised by deep, strong stances and dynamic techniques.
Why Shotokan Karate?
• Develop and maintain fitness and flexibility.
• Increase your confidence and self esteem.
• Learn self defence skills.
• Feel good and have fun!
Karate practice is divided into three aspects:
• Kihon (basic techniques)
• Kata (forms/patterns)
• Kumite (sparring)
Each of these aspects of Shotokan Karate is carefully and methodically practiced within all TISKA association clubs. Through meticulous and constant training, participants of all ages are encouraged to develop their own Karate ability at their own pace. Initially, physical contact is avoided, but as you increase in ability you will be encouraged to participate in controlled sparring with your club members. Shotokan students (typically at brown and black belt level) may occasionally train with traditional Okinawan weapons; the bo, a six foot wooden staff and the sai, a pronged truncheon.
THE DOJO KARATEKA OATH "DOJO KUN"
• "Hitotsu! Jinkaku Kansei ni Tsutomuru Koto !" (One! To Strive For The Perfection of Character!)
• "Hitotsu! Makoto No Michi O Mamoru Koto !" (One! To Defend The Paths Of Truth !)
• "Hitotsu! Doryoku No Seishin O Yashinau Koto !" (One! To Foster The Spirit Of Effot !)
• "Hitotsu! Reigi O Omonzuru Koto !" (One! To Honour The Principles of Etiquette !)
• "Hitotsu! Kekki No Yu O Imashimuru Koto !" (One! To Guard Against Impetuous Courage !)