Welcome - At Selby Shotokan Karate Club we teach a traditional form of Karate under the direction of the International Japanese Karate Assocation's European Chief Instructor Kato Shihan.
The club is run by Sensei's Ashley Dilcock - 3rd Dan and Trevor Jinks - 1st Dan. The club also takes part in regular training with Shihan Kato - 8th Dan and Shihan Gullen - 6th Dan. Whether you are just starting out in your martial arts training or are an experienced Karateka, our club will have something to offer you.
Our Club trains at Barlby Primary School, just outside Selby in North Yorkshire. Training starts at 5.30p. Just turn up and have a go! Beginners train from 5.30 to 7pm, the first two sessions are free followed by a 10 week introduction course which is only £30. We are a non-profit making club and the easy start means that you will be training for 3 months before you need to think about joining an assocation or buying a training uniform etc. (unlike many clubs).
We offer training to anyone from 7 years or over. Students should wear loose sports clothing, no jewellary (including earrings), Training suits (Gi's) can be ordered through the club at a discount rate. Gi's are not essential until you decide to join the assocation, but many chose to get them earlier.
Students grade from 12th kyu (for juniors) or 9th Kyu (for adults) to Shodan (Black Belt). Most students are ready to grade every 4 months fro the first few gradings, as you progress the time span increases as the syllabus becomes more involved.
Gradings are taken in the York Area under the direction of Kato Shihan along with a training course. Current grading fees are £6 for 12th Kyu to 10th Kyu and £10 fro 11th Kyu to 1st Kyu.
We see a lot of students develop in self-confidence, become more disciplined, learn to respect others and enjoy the physical activity. These are all benefits of martial art training. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. We hope you enjoy training with us!
Below is a link to the IJKA website:http://ijka.net