Blairgowrie & Coupar Angus Shotokan Karate Club

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Shotokan Karate in Blairgowrie & Coupar Angus. Students from all over Tayside, Perth, Perthshire, Dundee, Angus & East Scotland. Practical Karate with the focus on Self Defence and Self Protection.

Karate

Welcome to our Karate Club.

 

Karate offers people of various ages the opportunity to learn effective skills for self-protection culminating with the ability to evade or escape conflict encounters.

 

Karate gives the opportunity for lifelong study in which the focus and training methods can be adapted to be age and capability appropriate.  

 

Karate encourages individuality and assists oneself to discover, develop and maintain positive character traits e.g. self-esteem, confidence, determination and endurance.

 

Karate training encourages practitioners to improve their fitness, strength and stamina thereby assisting one to improve overall health and wellbeing.

 

The main context of our training is self-protection in which we learn and train skills through Kata applications (Bunkai), practicing these skills using Two Person Drills.  

 

With a foundation of Shotokan Karate, our training has evolved to incorporate practices and methods from a variety of Martial Arts and other Karate styles.  

 

Our training is based on pragmatism, realism and truth. We seek out the historical truths, where feasible, and adapt them to our contemporary setting.

 

As instructors we take teaching and training seriously but we never take ourselves seriously. We believe in an open-minded and contemporary approach to teaching.

 

The club is run by a team of dedicated karate practitioners Ally Whytock and Karen Whytock. Both are British Red Cross First Aid certified, have Disclosures and have attended the Safeguarding and Protecting Children & Children 1st:In Safe Hands courses.

 

We have a YouTube channel. Please check out what we do.

 

Please use the Contact Us page.

 

Please use the Classes page to find locations & times.  We train at Blairgowrie Community Campus and Coupar Angus Town Hall.

 

The club is a member of the British Combat Karate Association

 

Please browse through the site.  We have prepared a For Beginners page to help those interested in starting training.

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