Self Defence Classes, Karate and Boxercise

Kidderminster Karate Club

Young Gloves Karate was established in 1999 by Sensei Justin Thomas specialising in teaching karate to children from five upwards and adults. The club quickly developed from one small club and has now expanded to many locations in the area of Worcestershire and The West Midlands.

Young Gloves specialise in teaching traditional karate to children, family friendly classses and separate adult sessions.

Young Gloves Karate Schools will always strive to offer a safe friendly environment to train in, offering the best coaching skills to its students. In return the student will be expected to conduct themselves in a courteous manner, respecting the training area, Sensei, fellow students and parents of students at all times.

Rowdiness, a bad attitude and over zealous fighting will not be tolerated, all students will be taught to control themselves and to always think of how their actions can effect others during all of our self defence classes, martial arts classes and karate lessons.

Bullying both verbal and physical will be dealt with severely, and will result in loss of membership. On completion of the fourth week of training, if the student is suitable they will have the opportunity to become a full member of Young Gloves Karate schools.

A licence form will be issued to each new student, after becoming a full member which will affiliate the student to the British Martial Arts and Boxing Association.

Students will be given the opportunity to take part in selected tournaments both locally, nationally and internationally through the squad training programme, but will never be put under pressure to do so.

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Students are expected to practice in their own time to pass their gradings and will only move forwards in their karate by working hard in the Karate classes, attending courses, listening to the Sensei and following their advise.

All students have to train for a minimum of five years to be eligible for a black belt 1st Dan grading. Students who are 18 and above who, continue to train twice weekly and attend courses will be entered for their 2nd Dan grading.

Parents are welcome and encouraged to watch the Karate classes at any time apart from gradings.

Young Gloves cater for all abilities of student, many children who lack confidence, or who are bullied or have learning difficulties attend classes on a regular basis and train alongside their friends and grow in confidence gradually through the training and grading process.

Parents who are interested in their children taking part in karate classes, self defence classes and martial arts classes can come along to any of the beginners classes advertised and they will receive a very warm welcome.

Many teachers comment that they always know Young Gloves students as they are confident, well mannered, focused children who are keen to learn and develop both physically and mentally to for-fill their potential and make a difference to the people around them.