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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Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

Are you training ‘through a pain’ and not sure if that is the right thing to do? Here are some tips to avoid injury and keep you fighting fit! Prevention is always better than cure. Follow these tips to feel great and more importantly keep...

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Self Defence For Women

Self Defence For Women

Self defence for women (and everyone) is a basic skill we could all do with learning about. The following points you should know about personal safety. Awareness:  The first and probably most important, component in self-defence is awareness: awareness of yourself,...

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