New Forest Karate Club
The New Forest Karate Club (NFKC) is born from Eastleigh & Southampton Karate Club, a well respected and family focused Shotokan Karate Club, which built an established community link regarding various charity fundraising events. New Forest Karate Club is a non profit karate club, practicing traditional Shotokan Karate, serving Lymington, Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, Sway, Totton and surrounding Hampshire areas.
Karate lessons are led by nationally registered Karate instructor Nigel Hosking, and supported visits by selected Karate instructors from Karate Clubs within the southern region.
New Forest Karate Club welcomes all levels of ability, from complete beginners to experienced students, 14 years and above.
New Forest Karate Club is affiliated to www.kugb.org/
If you are interested in learning a fascinating Japanese Martial Art to improve fitness, self confidence, or pleasure, please join us for training at the New Forest Karate Club.
If you have any questions, please contact Nigel: 07971634216 firstname.lastname@example.org
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New Forest Karate Club Instructor
New Forest Karate Club is a family community club and welcomes beginners and experienced students of all abilities.
Nigel has been a student of Shotokan Karate for over 35 years and studied with a number of Japanese and European Sensei (Instructor). He visited Japan and Okinawa in 2000 and briefly trained at the Japanese Karate Association HQ in Tokyo. He holds the grade of Yon Dan (4th Dan) and has a rank of Karate registered in the UK and Japan. Nigel is an NHS Technical Instructor (Sports & Fitness) and registered with the Royal Association of Occupational Therapists www.rcot.co.uk
His ability to deliver traditional Shotokan Karate lessons is underpinned with a comprehensive understanding of physiology & anatomy, which he gained during his 24 years service with the NHS. His life of people experience and understanding of human development is enhanced with a background of teaching physical exercise to those with varied abilities. He is a registered Advanced Boxercise Instructor, a Fitness Coach with the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) www.nasm.org holds a Sports First Aid Diploma and is registered with Register of Exercise Professionals www.exerciseregister.org and a Registered Practitioner with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity www.cimspa.co.uk/
Nigel is a qualified Yoga Teacher and registered with the Yoga Alliance www.yogaalliance.org
Nigel has taught Shotokan Karate to students of various levels and successfully developed and guided several members of his Karate Club to Dan grade (black belt) level. He has initiated and organised a number of Karate fund raising events and he was presented with a special recognition award from the Japanese Karate Association in 2015.
New Forest Karate club is officially registered with the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) and for more information please see:
“The soul of Karate-do is peace and concern for all mankind. It is my wish for all those who practice Karate-do should always keep these things in mind, a modest heart, a gentle attitude and peace for all mankind. The spirit of ‘Karate ni senti nashi’ is thus fulfilled."
Keinosuke Enoeda Sensei.