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St. Martins Junior Karate Club

St. Martins Junior Karate Club is Lancaster and Morecambe's leading karate and martial arts club dedicated to children. The club have a fully matted dojo and has the latest equipment to aid with training. The club currently raises money for St. John's Hospice through the sale of refreshments at training sessions amongst other things.

Martial Arts

The roots of martial arts are almost impossible to define. If we take martial arts to mean fighting arts, then it is likely that it has been around as long as man.

As the roots of martial arts are difficult to trace, we move onto more recent history of martial arts, and martial arts became an important part of war and was used to kill or seriously injure an enemy, using your own body or any item that could be used as a weapon.

As times have progressed martial arts have become more and more specialised in their own right. For instance Judo is more specialised in grappling and throwing, taekwondo is more kick based.

Wado Ryu Karate has a strong base in Ju Jitsu and uses this along with punches and kicks to become a comprehensive art. No one martial art is better than another in my opinion, the just have their own specialties. Although there is no bad martial arts there is plenty of bad martial artists, instructors and clubs around. It is important to chose a club which has god credentials. There is 5 things you should expect of a martial arts club:

1.A black belt instructor with a traceable black belt certificate/license

2.A current qualification in teaching martial arts (covering health and safety, child        protection and first aid amongst other things)

3.An enhanced CRB check (should not be more than 2years old)

4.A clear pricing structure

5.Instructors Indemnity Insurance

Benefits of learning a martial art

There are many benefits to martial arts. Here are just a few:

Learn Self Defence
Improved Confidence
Help Stop Bullying
Weight Loss
Improve Self Awareness
Get Fit
Meet New People
Respect and Discipline are an integral part of learning

And there are many, many others.