KARATE AT LIGHTWATER LEISURE CENTRE
The style of karate practised at Lightwater Leisure
Centre is Seiki Juku.
This is not merely a style of karate, but a philosophy,
laying great emphasis on safety, discipline and the building of confidence.
When your child
studies karate within this system they will learn, by action and not words,
that the care of others around them is also their responsibility.
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR - FRANK T PERRY (BASED
AT CLUB HEADQUARTERS AT THE BUSEN MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS CENTRE,
Frank Perry is one of the leading exponents of martial
arts in this country and was trained from the age of four by the late
sensei KAORU MISHIKU, master of traditional Japanese instruction who pioneered
martial arts teaching in Britain. Sensei
Perry also studied abroad under leading Japanese instructor of world champion
ranking. He holds the rank of KYOSHI,
and is the national sportko coach.
This school is featured in the first ever Karate film
to be distributed throughout Europe and instructors and students from
the club have appeared in several television programs about the art of
CLUB INSTRUCTOR - DAVE CLARKE
Sensei Dave Clarke has trained in martial arts for
He holds the grade of 3rd Dan at Karate.
Classes are held at Lightwater Leisure Centre on Sunday
mornings between 10.00-11.00am.
Children who train at Lightwater may in addition be
allowed to train at other classes run by the Busen if they obtain the
permission of their instructor.
The sooner you can purchase a karate suit for your
child the better. Karate suits
are available from the club together with association badges. Loose clothing or a tracksuit may be worn for
the first two or three training sessions.
Once your child has completed two or three months training
they will be able to take part in the various courses offered by our club.
We run a training course at Easter, a days training at the seaside
in the summer, plus several intensive courses in the school holidays.
All students will need to train twice a week in order
to gain the necessary number of hours required to take the grading or
assessment which are held four times a year.
When your child is successful they will be entitled
to a coloured belt and will move onto more advanced techniques, thereby
ensuring that their learning process is continuous. Under this system of grading, even very young children can see their
progress without having to take severe exams! And as every Parent knows nothing succeeds like success!
To find out more about this style of Karate or the
classes phone The Busen on 0208 892 3338
or Dave Clarke 07956 291064.
Alternatively turn up at the Leisure Centre on Sunday
morning and have a go!