Water: Are you getting enough?

Water: Are you getting enough?

Another blog about DRINKING MORE WATER….yes yes I know…. There’s a lot of debate surrounding recommended daily water intake. For years, the general rule of thumb was to drink between six and eight glasses a day, but this theory was dismissed as “thoroughly debunked...

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Free Class Terms and Conditions

Only one free class per person permitted Must be pre-booked, no drop in free classes permitted. To prebook please email Sensei jo: jokarate@hotmail.co.uk or call 07539 873858 Valid for any class on our timetable - please refer to timetable section for days and times...

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Student Profile – Gethin

Student Profile – Gethin

How old were you when you started training and why did you choose martial arts? 38. The focus and mindfulness of martial arts appealed to me and I wanted something that would help me train in a varied way.   Why did you choose ECKA? My children inspired me to...

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Student Profile – Oscar

Student Profile – Oscar

1  How old were you when you started training and why did you choose karate? I started at 8 years old. I heard about it and wanted to give it go. 2. What do you enjoy most about training with ECKA Leighton Buzzard? I enjoy most preparing for the grading , for...

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Student Profile – Jack

Student Profile – Jack

How old were you when you started? I was 10. I chose martial arts just for fun and I didn’t like any of the sports at school. Has school work ever got in the way of your Karate training? How have you found a balance? Sometimes homework and revision has got in the way...

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Our Karate Students – Dean

Our Karate Students – Dean

How old were you when you started training and why did you choose martial arts? I was 30. Decided to take it up after my brother joined and raved about how good it was!  I coached a lot of football at the time and wanted to experience a different perspective from a...

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Myths about Karate & Kickboxing

Myths about Karate & Kickboxing

"Kickboxing can't offer me anything more than a gym" Five years in the gym V Five years in the dojo – One equals a black belt! If you came to a kickboxing class and you worked at a slower pace than you were able to and didn’t push yourself, then what will you...

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Our Karate Students  – Pete B

Our Karate Students – Pete B

1. How old were you when you started training and why did you choose martial arts? I had done a couple of years kickboxing on and off at other clubs when I was younger but had serveral years off, moved house and then started with ECKA age 33 (and very much a beginner...

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Our Karate Students – Guillaume

Our Karate Students – Guillaume

1. How old were you when you started training and why did you choose martial arts? I was 29  I originally joined a gym as I had weight problems. After a few months a friend convinced me to give ECKA a go. 2. How do you manage your work/life balance and has work ever...

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Why Choose Martial Arts Instead Of The Gym?

Why Choose Martial Arts Instead Of The Gym?

5 years in the Gym & 5 years in the Dojo - Only one results in a Black Belt! Training with ECKA not only teaches you life saving skills in self-defence, it helps you achieve your fitness and weight goals simultaneously. ECKA Students say their lifestyle has...

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Our Karate Students – Natasha

Our Karate Students – Natasha

1 How old were you when you started training? 39 2. How do you maintain your work / life balance, has there ever been a time when work was threatening to get in the way and what made you decide to keep training? Work and life in general gets in the way of doing the...

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What is Contact Karate?

What is Contact Karate?

Many different styles of Karate are practiced throughout the world. The style practiced by this association is Contact Karate. In Contact Karate you are able to participate in realistic combat, without the fear of injury, since full sparring...

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