Shin Gi Tai has a good record in competitions in several different disciplines. Competition is one of the areas in our training that members can take part in. It isn’t compulsory, but it can offer some real benefits.
Our Karate squad is very successful with current All National Squad members training in the club. Currently we have 11 members of the squad competing / training with the Karate England National Squad under the coaching of Abdu Shaher 8th Dan and Ian Cuthbert 7th Dan.
We provide regular opportunities for members to learn and practice their competition skills in both (sparring) Kumite and (forms) Kata. Our coaches are current / past World, European and National champions in these disciplines, so have the skills and knowledge and more importantly the ability to pass that information onto you. So if you are interested in competing, we can help.
Through our affiliation to Karate England, we provide opportunities to compete at regional, national and international levels.
Since we started our squad in 2011, we’ve already won many regional, national and International competitions including at the Karate Sport England Nationals, The Shikon International Open, The British International Karate Open. The Berlin Open and Karate England National Championships, The English Karate Council National Championships, The European Karate Championships and the World Karate Championships.
Combat Ju Jitsu
Our Combat Ju Jitsu squad enters nationally run events which are organised both locally and further afield. Combat Ju Jitsu utilises both the stand up and ground aspects if Ju Jitsu to both physically and mentally test the exponent. The rules in these events are designed to protect the participant and exclude things like small joint locks and head shots.
Our Combat Ju Jitsu coach is a 6th Dan in Ju Jitsu and former British Champion in this discipline. So we have both the practical experience to pass on and the coaching experience.
In competition, the event are either 2 or 3 x 3 minutes rounds. The first 60 seconds of each round is purely semi contact kickboxing, with the exception of no contact to the head. After the first 60 seconds, the participants to continue sparring using all other fighting formats within the discipline. This includes the kick boxing, striking along with grappling, throws and groundwork. A fight can be won either on points through the decision of the judges and referee or through a submission.
We have a number of our fighters who are nationally ranked from their success in matches including top seeds within their respective weight categories.
As members of the British Judo Association, we have access to regional, national and international events. Judo is one of the world’s most widely practiced Olympic and Paralympics sports and more than demonstrates the skill behind throws (tachi-waza) and exciting ground fighting techniques (ne-waza) as the competitors prove the depth of their conditioning.
The sport is an ideal form of physical exercise for all ages, males and females, and in Britain boasts a flourishing roster of visually impaired (VI) and special needs Judo players. Our experienced 3rd Dan coach has experience of successfully coaching national teams and both ‘able bodied’ and ‘Special Needs.’
We are members of the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts and are able to offer members the chance to become part of the Shikon national Kung Fu squad with the option to take part in Semi Contact, Full Contact, Chinese Wrestling or Push hands both nationally and internationally.
The Qinda and Sanda competitions are exciting both to watch and also to take part in. Competitions combine a mixture of standup fighting with strikes, punches and kicks alongside throws. This tests the ability of the participants to fight at all of these ranges.
Our Competition squad includes National Champions and qualified Judges and Referees. So you can be confident that you will receive good support in helping you improve your skills.
No matter which Martial Art, you want to study, if your goal is to enter competitions, we can help you achieve that