Wado-ryu - Samurai Enlighten Mushin Karate Academy (S.E.M.K.A.)

S.E.M.K.A. is a group of Karate clubs based in Sussex teaching traditional Wado.

S.E.M.K.A. students benefit from the ABCs that make a difference namely:

  • FUNdamentals of agility, balance and coordination
  • FUNdamentals of Agility: starting, stopping, changing direction, rotation, reaction and complex movements.
  • FUNdamentals of Balance: height of centre of gravity, centre and base, losing balance, extending the base, positioning the centre of gravity, counterbalance and moving forces.
  • FUNdamentals of Coordination: organising limbs, generating force, differentiating force, speed and accuracy and interception.

They have clubs in Horsham, Crawley and Broadbridge Health.

S.E.M.K.A. Karate clubs have many classes for adults, children aged 5 to 7 and children aged above 7. They welcome complete beginners through to the very experienced wishing to change styles, who have moved into the Sussex area, or who are returning to martial arts from a break.

All clubs are under the direction of Paul Elliott 7th Dan (photo right) who has been teaching traditional Wado-Ryu to Karate students since 1980 & has trained since 1972. Paul has a wide range of skills and qualifications that compliment his Karate knowledge.

The Samurai Enlighten Mushin Karate Academy (S.E.M.K.A.) is affiliated to the British Wado Federation (B.W.F.), European Wado Federation (E.W.F.) and International Wado Federation (I.W.F.).

All their Instructors have attended and qualified on various courses including First Aid, Coaching Children, Protecting Children, Safe Training and Karate Teaching Skills. Each club and all the Instructors have Martial Arts Insurance for professional indemnity and public liability including member to member liability.

Whatever your age or interest in Karate they very much welcome hearing from you and hopefully seeing you at one of their classes!

S.E.M.K.A. runs in adherence to well drafted and fully implemented polocies and procedures covering everything from Child Protection to Race Relations. Please ask if you would like to know more about these.

Paul Elliott, 7th Dan.
Tel: 01403 218327 or 07778058482
Email: semka@btopenworld.com
Website: S.E.M.K.A.

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