We like to think of Ken Shu Dojo Karate Club as a “family” club both figuratively and literally. All our members are treated as such and we also encourage family members be they parents, carers, grandparents, aunts/uncles or older siblings, parents to train along side our child members in our Kids & Family Karate classes.
KSD have been running family-based Shito-Ryu Shukokai karate classes at their dojo in Whitefield, Manchester since 2010.
See our timetable for when Kids & Family Karate classes take place.
Karate training as a family
Here are just some of the many benefits from participating in karate classes at Ken Shu Dojo Karate Club.
Memorable quality family time
The Ken Shu Dojo Family Program allows children and adults to train together in the same class. With the hustle and bustle of today’s society KSD gives the whole family unit an opportunity to be together in a positive environment. Most importantly, spending quality time together and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Train and develop at the same time
Ken Shu Dojo Kids & Family classes are extremely popular because parents and children train at the same time. Parents who are also members don’t have to go back and forth two or three times with their children dropping them off for separate classes. The whole family progresses together, develops together, and shares a common bond that continues to strengthen as time goes on.
Set and achieve goals as a family
The martial arts are all about setting and accomplishing short-term goals to achieve long-term goals. Put the whole family into the mix and now there is something very powerful. The fact that family members support each other through encouragement and shared effort strengthens the relationships of any family. When the goals are achieved together, it is life altering for all involved!
The classes at Ken Shu Dojo are extremely fun and exciting, family classes take the emphasis away both the entertaining and the discipline from the parents through classes that follow the three “F”s of KSD: fair; firm; and fun! This is one of the biggest benefits for parents of our Family Program. Mums, dads and carers are parents 24 hours a day everyday, in the Family Program, children and parents are training partners and can leave the “parenting” to us. This way parents/carers can have fun with their children and enjoy the quality time together.
There is no doubt that karate classes at Ken Shu Dojo will get you in great physical condition. Classes will definitely get your heart rate up and improve your flexibility while you learn valuable skills like self-defence that will give you a well-rounded martial arts education.
Don’t just take our word for it…
“This karate school is more like an extended family, and very welcoming to new members. The classes are well thought out, and well supported by senior grades. All senior grades are approachable, knowledgeable and helpful; especially the chief instructor who takes an interest in everyone and their development. Classes are made to be engaging and relevant to your self defence and are never dull. Anti bullying features highly in the ethos of the school. It is not just frowned upon, it is detested.
I find this an excellent place to challenge and develop myself. I feel that anyone would thrive in this environment. As well as being a student at this school, my kids have been attending for two and a half years and still love it.
Senior member and parent