SSKC New Members

Sunday, 23 November 2008


Welcome to our karate club. We teach a traditional form of Karate in the Selby area.

The Clubs instructors are Sensei Paul Brant - 4th Dan, Sensei Rebecca Brant -3rd Dan and Sensei Matthew Beard 3rd Dan assisted by our team of Black Belts. Whether you are just starting out in your martial arts training or an experienced karateka, our club will have something to offer you.

For the first few weeks you/your child will be taught about training etiquette, how to address Sensei etc. Bad behaviour or horseplay is not acceptable. Don’t be too alarmed; children often behave better for someone that they are unfamiliar with, than their parents or family. You/they will learn how to carry out basic blocks, kicks and punches.

We offer training to anyone 6 years or over. Training is at Barlby High School, York Road, Barlby, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 5JP on Monday's and Wednesday's from 6.30pm. Under 11 year old beginner’s train for an hour and the older / more experienced karateka train for 90 minutes to 2 hours depending on age and grade.

At Barlby school we are fortunate that we can train in two adjacent dojo at the same time so this is ideal for families of mixed ages / grades.

For the first hour -
Pee Wee Grades - Beginner to 11th Kyu - 6 to 10 years old in the dance studio.
Youths and Adults - Beginner to Dan grades - 11 years to Adult in the gym.

For the following 30 minute -
Youths - 10th Kyu to 8th Kyu - Under 16 years old in the dance studio.
Youths - 7th Kyu to Dan grades - Under 16 years old in the gym.
Adults - Beginner to Dan grades - Cadets and Adults in the gym.

Final 30 minutes -
Youths - 7th Kyu to Dan grades - Under 16 years old in the dance studio.
Adults - Beginner to Dan grades - Cadets and Adults in the gym.

To enable us to prepare students for regular gradings students are encouraged to train twice a week for the full session. In addition all student 9th Kyu and above have access to the Saturday morning sessions at Selby Leisure Centre starting at 9am, no additional charge for these sessions.

As a special offer you can train free for two sessions followed by a discounted ten week course for Juniors / £35 and Seniors / £45, after which every student has to apply for club and association membership, which includes member to member insurance.

Students should wear loose sports clothing, no jewellery (including earrings). Training suits (Gis) can be bought through the club at a discounted rate (Child sizes £15, Adult sizes £25) or bought at local sports shops, Sensei can advise in the type of gi you require. Gis are not essential until you decide to grade, but many students choose to get them earlier.

Students grade from 12th Kyu (for Pee Wees) or 9th Kyu (for 10+) to Shodan (Black Belt). Most students are ready to Grade every 4 months for the first few gradings, as you progress the time span increases as the syllabus becomes more involved.
Gradings are taken in the York Area along with a training course. Current Grading Fees are £9.50 for Pee Wees and £11.50 for 9th Kyu to 1st Kyu.

We see a lot of students develop in self-confidence, become more disciplined, learn to respect others and enjoy the physical activity, this is all part of martial art training. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We hope you enjoy training with Selby Shotokan Karate Club.

Sensei Paul Brant – 4th Dan

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