Karate for children from 5 to 18 years

Young Tigers is a karate club for children. Our classes are separated into senior and junior groups depending upon age and experience.On each training day the younger children train in the hour before the older ones.

Training Sessions

We have three training days per week and each training session lasts for one hour.

Many start by attending one session a week but often do up to four sessions and become better for it.

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What do we do?

Being a club for children our training sessions include a blend of Shotokan karate and games that are chosen to help improve karate skills.

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Friendly atmosphere

The club has a welcoming and friendly club atmosphere. Through a common interest in karate, students quickly make new friends and often meet earlier before the class starts.

Parents and Spectators

Parents and spectators are welcome to watch our classes.

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Support from parents

We greatly appreciate the support given to us from parents especially during our Christmas parties where we often have one hundred or more mouths to feed.

Shotokan Karate

There are several styles of karate and we train in a style called Shotokan as taught by Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa


The club currently has three resident black belt instructors and several other visiting instructors who help to teach our classes and courses. Our students are examined and occasionally taught by our chief instructor (Sensei Paul Perry 8th Dan)

Small Classes

Classes are taught in small groups of students with similar level and ability. Sometimes students will be given individual tuition when necessary.

Visiting Instructors

In the past our students have been taught by visiting instructors from Japan and USA for several months at a time.

High ranking dan grade instructors from our own association (known as Jinseikai) also help our senior students to prepare for black belt.


Over the years many instructors have volunteered to teach the Young Tigers and almost all of them have made several extended visits to Japan for karate training and site seeing. More recently some of our students have also made the trek to experience Japanese culture and see what karate training is like in Japan.



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