Frequently Asked Question's
What age do you start from ?
What style is Senbukan 先武館 Karate ?
Why do you only train during term time ?
Why do you only train twice a week ?
Do you charge for belts or gradings ?
I have children of different ages can they train in the same class together ?
Do I have you purchase any special equipment ?
6 years old.
Outwardly, it may appear very similar to Shotokan karate however Senbukan is a very soft internal style.
A large proportion of the residents (and students) at the moment are ex-pat and as such most travel homeward during major school holidays. Simply leaving insufficient students to train on a regular basis.
Both Sensei Slade and Sensei Macchi are pilots by profession and work very anti-social and irregular hours.
Given this fact they are limited with the training they can commit to.
The club has grown and with the help of Sensei Hamdan and Sensei McIver the club now trains twice a week.
The main drive behind Senbukan 先武館 Karate is that it is a club environment. As such we do not charge for gradings or the new belts that children receive. In fact you will often see the children recycling their belts into the club.
Similarly any weekend courses arranged are generally 'paid' for by the club.
Generally No. The senior children's class are older and more capable at certain things. They also may have sessions involving the use of training 'Jo's and Bokken's, which do not form part of the younger children's syllabus for their own safety.
At first no. We would rather students come and try the classes first, to ensure that they enjoy what we do and show some commitment before paying for any unnecessary purchases.
Just come along in loose fitting clothing to start.