Keele University Karate Club
The Keele Karate Club is part of the international, non-profit making KDS organisation headed by Harada Sensei (MBE), one of the original Karate masters in the world.
The Keele club is taught by Mark Hallam (5th Dan), one of a handful of executives responsible for the technical development of the KDS worldwide. If you’re into Karate and even if you’re not yet, it doesn’t get any better than this!
Our aim is to learn the martial art of karate that is effective in a real situation through sparring at the appropriate level for a given individual’s experience. You needn’t be fit to start karate. We work with each person at their own optimum fitness level and slowly build up from there. Thus, training sessions enable members to reach their full potential in a friendly learning environment.
So, whether you are a practicing black belt or a complete beginner just wanting to try something new come and see us! We have many lively student socials, balls, courses and gradings throughout the year where we’re presented with belts and awards. First session Free!
The club is the Official Keele University Athletic Union Karate Cub and is a member of the KDS (Karate-Do Shotokai). The KDS is an organisation committed to practicing and teaching Othodox Shotokan Karate as taught by Mitsusuke Harada Sensei MBE (a direct Student of Gichin Funakoshi O’Sensei).
The KDS non-profit making organisation and all clubs are run for the benefit of the members.
We remain true to the original teachings of Karate-do as Funakoshi O’Sensei had wished. Our aim is to learn the martial art of karate that is effective in a real situation.
The training sessions are for adults only and enable members to reach their full potential in a friendly, learning environment. The club is open to both students and members of the general public and can cater for experienced practitioners as well as complete beginners.
You don’t have to be fit to start karate and we are careful to allow each person to work at their own fitness level and slowly build up from there.
We run regular beginners courses so please feel free to come along to one of our sessions or to contact me anytime for further information. Just click on the contact link in the menu bar.
I look forward to training with you in the future!
Mark Hallam – 5th Dan