Adult Martial Arts

Regardless of whether you want to learn Martial Arts for self protection, for fitness, competition, for weight loss or simply for fun, we have a class suitable for you to train in.

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Kid’s Classes

childrens martial arts basingstokeAt our Academy, children not only learn self-defence skills, they learn much more from us. Martial Arts training with us is different, it’s fun, it’s exciting and as a life skill is invaluable.

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British Open Championships

Written by bryan. Posted in Competition

Karate in Basingstoke, Martial Arts in BasingstokeAt the end of April we took 29 competitors, 6 officials, judges or referees and 6 coaches and 2 helpers/score keepers to the British Open in London Docklands. The British Open is one of the largest competitions in the calendar with a high standard of competitors and many world level Referees officiating. This years event was no different and there were about 600 competitors and 6 Tatamis in use all day..

We had many new comers to our competition squad taking part in their first competition, so it was fair to say that there lots of nerves involved from both them and also from their parents. They had all worked hard to be ready for the competition.

We started with the kata events and these were keenly contested in all age groups. The events started with the youngest age categories and proceeded from there. We saw some polished performances in all the categories and some some good competitors that we need to match up to.

Congratulations to Mandi Miles who won a Silver and Mandi and Gavin Downey who won a Bronze Medal in Kata.

 

The Kumite events were also busy categories. We saw some great work from the squad, Sophie, Ruby and Orla won our first medal in the Girls <8 Team Kumite. Solomon had a good day winning Silver in his individual event, he was withdrawn on medical advice part way through the final bout. He also won a Bronze in the Team event with Jack, Zane and Enzo. Other medals were won by Emma, Leyna and Claudia.

Congratulations Team Shin Gi Tai for a large proportion of the team this was their first time competing and they did themselves proud. In all it was a really positive competition. Nice to see international teams attending from Poland, Egypt, Slovakia, Algeria, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales and several top association teams from England.

 

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Spring 2017 Grading

Written by bryan. Posted in Grading

Karate grading in Basingstoke. Basingstoke children's Karate grading

Pleased to earn a new belt

The weekend of 25th March was the first of our quarterly gradings for 2017.

During the course of the weekend and the following week, Senior Examiners Bryan Andrews 6th Dan and Lindsey Andrews 4th Dan examined the following sessions

  • 4 – 6 years old
  • 6 – 9 years old
  • 10 – 14 years old
  • Adults Karate
  • Ladies Chinese Kickboxing
  • Combat Ju Jitsu
  • Judo

Congratulations to everyone who passed and earned their new belts. We never give belts away, they are always deserved. People often have to battle nerves, fear, sickness and themselves to pass. Gradings are a test and as such one has to earn the right to pass.

For all age groups, except 4 – 6 year old, all gradings are carried out at a special grading class held on a weekend outside the normal class times. Members are grouped according to age and ability to test with their peers. A beginners grading for 6 – 9 year olds would typically consist of a lesson to recap the key points to be covered during the grading itself, following on from that the children then are asked to come up in small groups to perform certain moves, drills or forms. As the children get more experienced and older, the lesson content decreases and they eventually end up testing for the whole two hours with increased expectations for demonstrating their skills and abilities. These gradings are very much a technical test of skills with pass or fail criteria and a minimum requirement for number of lessons and weeks between gradings.

6 - 9 year old children's martial arts class in Basingstoke earning new belts

6 – 9 year old passing their Orange and Gold belt – 9th Kyu

#thisgirlcan #everygirlmatters Martial Arts for girls and women in Basingstoke

The smile says it all. Deserving and proud.

Ladies only Kickboxing. Chinese Kickboxing in Basingstoke

Ladies Kickboxing – upfront and centre showing their moves

Ladies self defence in Basingstoke, Ladies Martial Arts club in Basingstoke #thisgirlcan

Successful Ladies Chinese Kickboxing grading

Ladies kickboxing padwork for fitness and self defence

Nice Kick to the pads

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Children sparring during their grading

Karate and Kung Fu for Kids. Standup Martial Arts like Taewondo, Karate, Kung Fu and Kickboxing all teach the kinds of kicks and punches that these guys had to do for their grading in our Basingstoke Martial Arts club. Four Marks Martial Arts

6 – 9 year old Higher belts who passed their grading

 

Basingstoke Ju Jitsu success at Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy

Learning a Martial Arts is a serious business

Children passing Karate grading for 4 - 6 years old

Little Dragons – 4 – 6 Years old passing their belts

Mid Judo grading – still time for a smile

Basingstoke classes for Adults CJJ, MMA, Combat Ju Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts

Combat Ju Jitsu Grading for adults

BJA Judo club in Basingstoke, Level 2 coach and examiner

British Judo Association grading upto 11th Mon

Adults Martial Arts, beginners martial arts class, teenagers practicing a martial art in Basingstoke

Final grading – some youngsters and some not so young = 2.5 hours of extremely hot work.

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Contact Us

Telephone (01256) 364104.

Email: info@basingstokekarate.com.

Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy,
The Annex @ ITT Industries,
Jays Close,
Basingstoke,
RG22 4BA