Our classes are tailored for all levels of fitness from zero to advanced. You participate at your own level while progressing in skill and technique. Your fitness will rapidly improve along with many other benefits. ECKA has no emphasis on aggression or violence, instead stresses the importance of discipline and respect. We train with contact and always at a safe level. Our classes are very friendly and new students will receive a very warm welcome. We train hard and laugh a lot!
The Benefits of Martial Arts Training
Karate teaches you life-saving self-defence skills at the same time as getting in shape. You cannot achieve both of these by running on a treadmill or lifting weights.
Total Body Workout
Karate and Kickboxing is a high-intensity workout that uses every muscle group. Your stamina, muscle tone, flexibility, balance and strength will all improve. The classes are challenging but only ever at your own pace.
Is an extremely powerful benefit of martial arts.
Due to the total-body nature of an ECKA workout, hundreds of calories are burned during every class. Regular training usually has a knock on effect with day to day life, eating habits, giving up smoking and a desire to take this healthier approach every day. “Healthy Body equals a Healthy Mind”
The greatest benefit is improved self-confidence. You become more comfortable in all situations, whether you’re in danger or simply doing a task that takes you beyond your comfort zone. The grading system offers a great sense of achievement also.
A Typical Class
A class will consist of high intensity warm up followed by practising techniques such as kicking, punching and blocks in lines or with partners. We spar with protective equipment and have pad training classes. No two classes are the same. All you need for your first class is comfortable clothes for exercising and a bottle of water.
Adult Class Times
Leighton Buzzard Tuesday and Thursday 7-830pm Wing Monday 7-830pm