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Pershore Kimura Shukokai Karate club are proud to be members of the Shukokai Karate Federation who are members of Kimura Shukokai International(official world governing body for Kimura Shukokai) and English Karate Federation (official governing body for Karate in England).
The club is run by Sensei Steve Farrow 3nd Dan and is also assisted by his daughter Sensei Josie Farrow 3nd Dan who is also a member of the SKF National team.
The clubs are located at:
Birlingham Village Hall
St Johns Sports Centre
Initially the club was started to allow member's from the Worcester Shukokai karate club to train on an additional evening. Now however Pershore is an established club in its own right.
Shukokai means 'The way for all' and this is truly reflected as the club has a diverse membership, with students aged from 8 to 50 years
What is karate? In Japan over many centuries, fighting without weapons was a skill handed down from generation to generation, father to child, teacher to student. More recently we have seen the art of Karate - "The Way of the Empty Hand" - develop into a renowned and skilful martial art.
Shukokai karate is "The Way for All" and was developed in modern times by the late Master Kimura. It is one of the most powerful forms of karate in which students learn to utilise the mechanics of the body to their best effect.
What does karate offer? Karate is a skilful martial art but at the same time it is intended to be enjoyed by the students and get them fit. Students will learn self control and how to share, work and have trust in others.
What does a class involve? Beginners will be introduced to the basics of karate including stances, punching, kicking and blocking. There will be general fitness training, self defence and some bag and pad work which will lead on to sparring techniques, ringcraft and sparring itself. Students also learn different forms or sequences of moves known as kata and their application to real life situations. In addition students will learn about the etiquette of karate including politeness and respect.
All students are taught that "The ultimate aim of the martial arts lies not in victory or defeat but in the perfection of the character of its participants".
Worcester Shukokai club trains on a Wednesday evening 7:15pm - 9pm at St Johns Sports Centre.
Pershore Shukokai Karate Club trains every Friday evening 7pm - 8:30pm in Birlingham village hall any one interested is welcome to pop in and have a chat!