Minakami Zanshin Karate Dojo offers an ongoing three week beginners' programme that demonstrates and teaches the fundamental stances, punches, kicks, blocks and strikes that underpin training and also the basic principles and philosophies that are adhered to. The price of this introductory course is only £10 and students have no obligation to become members of Minakami ZKD.
do not encourage visitors to watch classes but would rather they
take up our introductory three- week beginners' course to see if the
classes suit them. Karate classes can be frustratingly boring to watch
but extremely fun to participate in. Beginner courses run for three
weeks and attempt to teach the new Karateka fundamental stances, strikes,
blocks, kicks and punches, these only cost £10 for both adults
and children alike. This is an inexpensive alternative to enrolling
only to find out a few weeks later that the classes were not what you
should not eat or drink for at least an hour prior to class. Sometimes,
classes can become quite intense; students may feel feint or nauseous
as a result. Go at a pace you are comfortable with, the beginners classes
should be enjoyable and comfortable definatly not painful. Beginners
will have someone show all they need to know. Please bring some water
and a small towel for mid-class breaks. Please wear tracksuit bottoms
and a loose, comfortable (and old) tee shirt. There are separate
men's and women's changing rooms and shower facilities.
parents wishing to enrol their children into the junior program, please
prepare the following items: water, towel, fruit snacks and a change
of clothing. Please be punctual when picking up your children because
when class finishes, as no one will be around to look after your child
after the session is finished.
should be at least 5 years old and all beginners must arrive 15 minutes
early for induction and enrolment.