Training sessions are held every Monday and Wednesday 7pm to 8:30pm. Content covers traditional Shotokan Karate, the three Ks, Kihon (fundamentals of Karate), Kata (set ‘forms’), and Kumite (fighting techniques). Advanced training options include Ladies’ self defence, preparation for Dan grading, competition training and the street environment.

Juniors and seniors, male and female, all ages are welcome, the training is structured and will cover beginner level through to black belt. New members please arrive at the Dojo by 6:45pm for further information/registration.

Private Tuition

Private lessons are always available with Sensei Lavender for any students who feel they would benefit from more one to one coaching for personal, grading or competition reasons.

Private tuition would be at your own home or any suitable alternative venue. Private tuition fees are available on request and the length of each class, frequency of lessons and venue will be taken into consideration when negotiating fees. Due to the individual approach the classes are fully tailored and customised to fit to the needs of the student. The advanced student can make it clear what the subject matter of their class will be and have a guest should they so wish.

Self Defence

Self defence is covered in the advanced classes held at the Brighton Club, but could also form part of private tuition. These lessons could cover how to apply and modify techniques into an effective and complete system of self defence. Short and long range striking techniques, grappling and chokes, takedowns and groundwork will be covered if required.

For ladies’ self defence, lessons are specifically based on the above self-defence sessions but modified accordingly. Tuition includes advice on threat awareness and avoidance tactics. Ladies are welcome to attend in pairs or even small groups by arrangement.