Shiranamikai teaches dynamic Shotokan karate
Our adult sessions last around 60 minutes. We also have extended periods which enable additional focus on advanced technique, or prepare for competitions and gradings.
Lessons start with a warm-up and stretch, then progress through fundamental movements of blocking and striking. Controlled reaction work with partners and set patterns are all conducted at safe distance.Register for classes
We nurture beginners and introduce them to techniques gradually to enable a steady build up of strength, stamina, flexibility and coordination. Age and fitness levels may be a consideration before starting any new exercise so it’s always best to have a conversation with your GP if you have any health concerns.
Drop us a line with any questions you may have that we have not already covered in our FAQs, to book in for the next session or to arrange a visit to watch a class.Send us a message
We nurture beginners and introduce them to techniques gradually to enable a steady build up of strength, stamina and flexibility.Austin Biesty, Instructor
What to wear and bring
Comfortable clothing that will allow free range of movement, such as tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt, is recommended for the first few lessons.
Inside, we train barefoot; outside, in trainers. Warm layers are fine when chilly; suncream, hats and sunglasses are fine when it’s sunny. All jewellery must be removed before the class starts.
Having a bottle of water to hand is recommended, as is hand sanitiser and wipes.
Please arrive at least 5 minutes early in order to be ready to start on time.
After the session
You should stretch and drink plenty of water.
Practise is important so it may help to make notes. We rarely repeat a class. Instead we pick a theme to focus on over a period of lessons.
When to start
Despite all good intentions of getting fit first, it’s much easier to find the motivation while actually joining in with a training session.Register your interest