A New Karate Club has Arrived in Eaton Bray
The established and well developed association of Bukonkai Karate International (BKI), teaching traditional Shotokan karate, has a new club in Eaton Bray. Run by Brian Bates 3rd dan on Thursday evening it's sure to be enjoyed by anyone willing to give it a try.
Brain Bates has been studying karate for over 20 years, and teaching for over 10 years under the BKI association. He achieved his 3rd dan in 2005 under the watchful eye of the association's chief instructor Sensei Lee Williams 5th dan.
Brian has won the BKI national and regional championships in both kata (forms) and kumite (fighting) and has trained junior BKI national champions. Brain is keen to pass on the rewards of karate training to others and 5 years ago opened his first karate club in Houghton Regis. This club has proved to be hugely popular in the town and always performs well in regional and national events.
The new Eaton Bray club is an extension to the BKI South East Region's existing clubs of Luton, Dunstable, Houghton Regis, Northill and Southwater. The Eaton Bray club runs on Thursday evening from 7pm - 8.30pm and has already been well received by the local villagers since it opened in August. The Eaton Bray Village Hall has proved to be an excellent venue with adequate and safe parking and spacious training facilities. The club is aimed at 6 to 96 year olds who have an interest in health & fitness while learning self defence. Karate will also help develop self-confidence and coordination as well as improve agility for all ages.
The club will incorporate traditional methods of Shotokan karate as intended and taught by the Japanese masters, as well as including a more modern approach to fitness and fun. As well as the weekly training sessions the members of the club will also be able to take part in the associations regional and national competitions as individuals or as part of a team. The South East Regional clubs also organise family fun days (weather permitting) and social activities for children at Christmas time. Please come along and give it a try, what have you got to lose?
For more information contact Brian on 079 5834 8086.
Source: Focus, October 2008
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