Is your martial arts coach suitably qualified?
“You may train for a long time, but if you merely move your hands and feet and jump up and down like a puppet, learning karate is not very different from learning a dance. You will never have reached the heart of the matter; you will have failed to grasp the quintessence of karate do.” ( Gichin Funakoshi)
Our style, the U.K.S.K.O. (the United Kingdom Seiki-Juku Karate Organisation) is affiliated to the English Karate Federation. Unlike instructors in the numerous other martial arts out there, our club instructors not only hold black belt status as a minimum requirement, but all hold NVQ Level 2 and B-Tech Level 2 qualifications in Martial Arts Coaching. The club instructors are in addition, Enhanced CRB checked and first aid qualified. All would-be instructors spend a considerable period of time as assistant instructors, shadowing senior instructors within the organisation before being permitted to teach on their own.
It is important to ensure that your instructor is not just a black belt but also, a properly qualified martial arts coach to enable you to get the best out of your training.