Shorei Kempo Karate - "Tang Dynasty progressive fighting methods" is a mix of old school Japanese, Chinese, & Okinawan Arts used non-competitively for self defense and self improvement.
Our Kempo training is an alternative method for increasing fitness and well being through a traditional oriental system aimed at helping internal and external energy development with breathing exercises. Beginners are welcome and it is ideal for mature students who enjoy a technical class aimed at obtaining the most effect results though conservative physical exertion.
We teach a full Self Defense Fighting System which uses... Blocks, Strikes, Kicks, Locks, Chokes, Ground Defense, Weapons, Mutiple Opponents, Kata/ Forms, Traditional Weapons, Evasive Footwork, Vital Point Methods, Anatomical Weapon Development, through to Impact Training with all combat ranges covered against armed & armed opponents.
All is taught through a progressive syllabus from beginners to Black Belt and beyond however no previous experience is necessary and physical build and current fitness levels are not important. Students can learn in a relaxed friendly training environment where only only practical methods are taught. There is NO high exertion, Acrobatics, High Kicks, Impossible Throws, Break Falling or Rolling on the floor. We have mixed ability class with no hierarchy where everyone helps each other. Chief Instructor Alan Wolfenden is a professional martial arts Instructor, 7th Dan black belt in Shorei Kempo-Karate and 5th Dan in Japanese Ju-jitsu.
With over 30 years of experience Alan is the chief instructor of Tsubokai Martial Arts. Alan has spent over 20 years researching the real origins and true fighting methods of Japanese and Chinese fighting arts and is the founder member of the Kempo Karate Jitsu Alliance and affiliated to the Cobra Martial Arts Association. Alan is fully qualified, insured and enhanced DBS (Formerly CRB) checked every two years for suitability to operate as a martial arts instructor and is listed in the National Black Belt Register under the 7th Dan section.