Great news for everyone who wants to start their journey in traditional Shotokan Karate; our Autumn beginners class starts on 17th September 2017 at 9.30am
- These sessions are structured to suit both juniors and adults from 8 to 80 years!
- Classes are taught by our experienced team of instructors.
- Training program designed to ensure you will be competent for your first grading at 3 months.
- No financial outlay to start.
- Train FREE for your first 3 sessions. (train in sports kit initially)
- Free High Quality Gi (uniform) provided on joining.
Simply send an email to the link below, with your name, address and age and put SEPTEMBER BEGINNER in the subject bar.
You will receive a confirmation of receipt followed by a personal email with additional details.
Then all you have to do is to turn up and leave the rest to us.
And remember, this opportunity to try out and train with high quality instructors, in a friendly group at a very superior facility will cost you nothing.
‘The inclusion of Karate to the Olympics gives hopes and dreams to everybody in the karate world and also to the next generation.’
We look forward to see you soon!
Tora Karate Team
Welcome to the website for Tora Karate - traditional Shotokan Karate classes in Twickenham, in West London. Our aim is the teaching of traditional Shotokan karate-do. At Tora, equal value is placed upon every individual, regardless of age, ability or gender. First few sessions are free, so what are you waiting for? Come along and say hello - all are welcome!
Our training sessions are held at St. Mary's University in Twickenham, in the Performance Hall (in the new sports facility building).
St Mary's University College, Waldegrave Road, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 4SX
Wednesday: 18:30 to 19:30 (kids only)
Friday: 19:00 to 20:30
Sunday: 09:30 to 11:00
Membership of Tora Karate Kodo Kai (Tora Karate Academy) is open to those aged 8 years and upwards. You will need to fill out a membership form and abide by our code of conduct. Regular training is both necessary and enjoyable. Tora Kodo Karate Kai has a family atmosphere where all are welcome.
Children & Karate
At Tora Kodo Karate Kai, we teach Shotokan Karate which is well suited to children as well as adults. Children can quickly and easily master the basic techniques which in turn increases their motivation to continue and improve.
There are numerous benefits for children who study martial arts and the structured learning programme instils self-discipline, self-esteem and a level of commitment which can be beneficial in everyday life. Children are taught from the outset that Karate is a defensive not offensive martial art and to only use their skills in self-defence. Traditional Shotokan Karate-do helps to prepare children for life, through their training they are taught respect, self confidence and enhanced concentration.
We actively encourage parents and carers to come and watch lessons and we will gladly answer any questions that you have. You are also welcome to talk to our Child Protection Officer who will go through our Child Protection Policy with you.