Framfield Memorial Hall,
|Children - Traditional class|
Beginner to Intermediate
|Tuesday||17:30 - 18:15|
|Children - Traditional class|
Intermediate to Advanced
|Tuesday||18:15 - 19:00|
|Youth and Adult - Traditional class|
Beginner to Advanced
|Tuesday||19:00 - 20:00|
17:30 - 18:15
18:15 - 19:00
19:00 - 20:00
Sensei Barry established the Uckfield dojo in 1999 at Harlands Primary School, but in 2020 we moved to Framfield Church Hall and now the dojo is at the Memorial Hall in Framfield. It has classes for children, youths, and adults. Classes are run by Sensei Barry and Sensei James, check out the sensei section below to find out more about our team.
If you want to give it a go then all you’ll need is to wear loose clothing, a t-shirt and jogging bottoms for instance. Karate is practised barefoot so you will be asked to remove your shoes when entering the dojo, if you have any foot conditions, such as verrucas, then please let us know and bring some clean trainers to wear.
If you have any medical conditions, such as asthma, again please let us know and don’t forget to bring your medication i.e. inhaler.
I want to come along and see what CMA Karate does, how can I do that?
It’s very easy, all you need to do is hit the make a booking button to the right and that will allow you to fill out a quick booking form to let us know you’re coming along to the dojo, then just turn up, however if you’d like to talk to someone then please use the phone numbers provided to contact the Sensei. If you like the look of what we are doing then we are happy for you to give it a go!
If I do join in what is the next step?
So the next step is simple, we’ll give you a sign up form and you can get started on our 4 week introductory course so you can give it a real go!
In a children's class can my parent come and watch?
We know starting something new can be scary! That is why we think it’s okay to have your parents watching while you do your introductory course, but as your confidence grows it’s probably better to let mum or dad wait for you outside the dojo, we don’t want them distracting you while you’re training hard!
What is the process once I've completed my intro course?
Well hopefully, by then you’ll know if you want to start training in karate. It works both ways, we will know if you are suited to begin training also (sometimes, with children they might be the right age but aren’t quite ready to take on the demands of karate training). Once that is all out of the way, you will be given some membership forms to fill out and return to us (you’ll have all the details to decide how much you want to train at this point), then you’ll receive your gi (karate suit), licence and membership booklets. Then you’re all set!
How much training with CMA Karate cost?
It really depends on how much you want to train really. Our introductory 4-week course is charged at £29, after that there is an initial payment £85, this covers your first month’s training, first years licence, insurance, membership, karate suit with belt and club badge. Depending on how often you want to train will define how much your monthly cost will be (we will explain the options to you when you sign up for your membership).
Are the instructors insured, hold the relevant checks etc?
Yes, all of our instructors are licensed and insured to teach, they also have the relevant checks in place, such as Enhanced DBS, we are also Safeguarding aware. As part of their licence our students are insured on a member to member basis. All licences are supplied through the English Karate Federation and renewed annually.
Sensei Barry is one of our senior instructors, with many years experience teaching. He has trained with some of the best karate-ka, including Suzuki Sensei and Fukazawa Sensei. He is a serious karate-ka, who is not to be messed with when a bit grumpy.
Sensei Barry was also a referee for the English Karate Federation for over twenty years achieving the British Karate Federation referee qualification, refereeing at National, European and World competitions before retiring in 2017.
One of his most memorable moments in karate was visiting Japan for Suzuki Sensei’s 75th birthday and 60th year in karate celebrations. He also has remarked that Sensei James is one of his greatest achievements teaching karate!
Sensei Barry has always been thankful for the guidance and instruction of his senseis, Chris Kent 7th dan and Terry Robins 5th dan (RIP) from a raw beginner to where he is today.
Sensei James is one of Sensei Barry’s most senior students at the Uckfield dojo. He is a traditionalist enjoying Kata and the traditional pairs such as Kihon Gumite, Tanto Dori and Tachi Dori. James is a very curious karate-ka, who loves looking into the history and differences our vast art has to offer. Did you know, he once turned up to our annual sleep over with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles duvet, he was aged 23!
Sensei James will always be thankful to Sensei Barry for his teaching, guidance and trust. Walking into the dojo that first time changed his life forever!
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