Beginners & Re-starters

Ken Shu Dojo Karate Whitefield  offers   classes to beginners and those restarting karate. Try any class or all of them.


Ages - 7 - 70 

You will become fitter, stronger & healthier whilst having fun aswell as meeting new friends 

All beginners enter the dojo as a 10th Kyu (White Belt).  " ages 6 and under ( Stripe Belt system is in place see Little Warriors page on this site ) "  .

Members can try one or all classes in the week. See our club opening hours page for times.

If you no longer want to continue after the your 1st class  then no problem. At least you had a go but were pretty sure you will want to continue as KSD is much more than just a karate club.

All members start there journey as a 10th Kyu (White Belt) and you will be tested at the next club grading for your 9th Kyu (Red Belt) after 11 lessons . You will be tested on the content you have learnt to date. Should you pass, you will be issued with a certificate, your 9th Kyu grade will be registered with the govening body and our association and you will also receive your Red Belt. there is a £20.00 fee . 

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Some of the basic benefits beginners will be taught

– Learn basic kicks, blocks and strikes
– Learn self-defence techniques
– Improve your fitness, strength and flexibility
– Become more confident

There is no club membership fee but you will need an association membership at a cost of £20.00 which is payable annually for the first year and £15.00 to renew. This includes  your member-to-member insurance to train. A synopsis of cover of this insurance is available from your instructor. 

Please note that you lose membership and insurance cover the moment your membership lapses. If you train without Association membership you train uninsured and you therefore become personally liable for any claims made against you should you accidentally injury another student. So always make sure your association membership is up to date.

You will be required to purchase and wear a Karate Gi (training suit) which can be acquired through the Club on your behalf (see prices page for more details) or at most good sports shops. These are hard wearing and should last years. If you purchase your own, our only stipulation is that it must be plain white and free from any lettering, symbols or coloured banding on the Gi.


Thinking about restarting karate? Well look no futher. Ken Shu Dojo offer classes for  you also. First session will be as above on a Monday/Wednesday,  or Sunday, try one or all. 

Following our govening body guidelines, nobody has a right to strip you of your grades earnt.  All we ask is you provide proof, be it old certificates or licences. All info provided is checked.

Going forward, after the first lesson you're also welcome in any KSD class.

So you have choices. You may enter as a white belt and train till you feel your ready to wear your past grade or you can wear your past grade straight away.

We run an assesment system the same as regular grades (£10.00 per assesment ). You will be assessed in accordance with our KSD opperation manual. Once you're assessed to your old grade you're ready to work towards your next grade.

On completion of the grade, , you're required to purchase a govening body membership. This is your member-to-member insurance to train as well as being your grading passport. See our prices page for more details.     

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Considering a change of clubs?

If you're training elsewhere and considering a change of clubs get in touch for a confidential chat. We're a non-political, non-egotistical club and have other members and instructors of other clubs training with us.

Ksd Karate teaches Shito ryu, Shukokai, Karate to beginners and those re starting , near  Manchester, close to  Bury, the dojo is in Whitefield on the border of Prestwich and  Radcliffe.   
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Info on Offers and classes coming soon  

Covid 19 Notice 

Due to social distancing and class sizes limited in numbers we are offering limited places in classes for new members and re starts 

Fancy trying something new? Why not try the many benefits of Ken Shu Dojo  Karate training can offer with  check back soon for info 

Beginners and restarters ages 7 - 75+ welcome.

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