Welcome to S.E.M.K.A. Wado-Ryu Karate
S.E.M.K.A. is a group of Karate clubs based in Sussex teaching traditional Wado. S.E.M.K.A. is currently running courses for beginners!
S.E.M.K.A. students benefit from the ABCs that make a difference namely:
FUNdamentals of agility, balance and coordination
FUNdamentals of Agility:
starting, stopping, changing direction, rotation, reaction and complex movements.
FUNdamentals of Balance:
height of centre of gravity, centre and base, losing balance, extending the base, positioning the centre of gravity, counterbalance and moving forces.
FUNdamentals of Coordination:
organising limbs, generating force, differentiating force, speed and accuracy and interception.
We have clubs in Horsham, Crawley and Broadbridge Health.
S.E.M.K.A. Karate clubs have many classes for adults, children aged 5 to 7 and children aged above 7. We welcome complete beginners through to the very experienced wishing to change styles, who have moved into the Sussex area, or who are returning to martial arts from a break.
All clubs are under the direction of Paul Elliott 7th Dan (photo right) who has been teaching traditional Wado-Ryu to Karate students since 1980 & has trained since 1972. Paul has a wide range of skills and qualifications that compliment his Karate knowledge. Read more about Paul here >
S.E.M.K.A. is a proactive and full member of the English Karate Federation (EKF), the National Governing Body of Karate in England as recognised by the World Karate Federation (WKF), the European Karate Federation (EKF), the Commonwealth Karate Federation, the British Karate Federation (BKF) and the International Olympic Committee. Therefore, all students who join any of our clubs have direct access to training and competition opportunities to the very top of sport Karate. If following a traditional route we also offer access to many interesting courses with recognised masters throughout the year.
All S.E.M.K.A. clubs have been assessed and have been awarded E.K.F. Assured Club Status. Sensei Elliott is a Coaching Assessor with the English Karate Federation (E.K.F.). All Instructors have achieved their E.K.F. Coaching qualification.
All our Instructors have attended and qualified on various courses including First Aid, Coaching Children, Protecting Children, Safe Training and Karate Teaching Skills. Each club and all the Instructors have Martial Arts Insurance for professional indemnity and public liability including member to member liability.
Whatever your age or interest in Karate we very much welcome hearing from you and hopefully seeing you at one of our classes!
The 'Find a Club' page can be accessed from the left hand side menu of the website or by clicking here - Find a Club.
Paul Elliott, 7th Dan.
Tel: 01403 218327 or 07778058482
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