YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
WHAT IS “SATORI” KARATE?
Satori Karate is based on the traditional Shukokai Style, its effectiveness is derived from an open minded approach, utilising concepts from other arts such as Kick Boxing and Jiu Jitsu. Satori Karate is a dynamic martial art which combines traditional values of respect and discipline with modern teaching methods. The result is a style which offers the individual the ultimate in personal development as well as self defence and unarmed combat. Satori Karate is suitable for men and women of all ages because of its emphasis on effective technique as opposed to brute strength.
ARE THE INSTRUCTORS QUALIFIED?
The Chief Instructor at the Satori is Sensei Alister MacAlister. Sensei Alister has been teaching for over 30 years and he is a qualified instructor licensed by the SKGB. Sensei Alister has trained with many of the top instructor’s world wide both in Scotland and abroad. He continues his training both in Karate and in other forms of martial arts in order to keep up to date with the latest training and coaching methods.
WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN’S CLASSES?
Satori has one of the most innovative and effective junior programme available today. Using the latest and most effective coaching methods, combined with traditional martial arts concepts, Satori guarantees excellent results. Utilising a game sense approach to coaching, children are introduced to the fascinating world of martial arts training. The aim is to develop skills essential for children to reach their full potential in life. At Satori, children are introduced to specialised training programme designed to challenge and build confidence tailored to each age group. Using the Satori instruction manual, students maintain enthusiasm and are motivated by clear training objectives, making classes both fun and rewarding.
Many martial arts specialise in one area of physical development, for example Taekwondo – kicking and Judo – throwing. Karate is well balanced as it involves all aspects of training including punching, kicking, blocking, throwing and grappling. It is an excellent all round activity for any age. It will not only increase your strength, fitness, flexibility and co-ordination but also improve your concentration, self discipline and confidence.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CLUB ACTIVITIES?
The Satori Martial Arts has various affiliations both in Scotland and overseas and seminars are regularly available to students to broaden their knowledge. For those interested in competition you have the opportunity to attend numerous tournaments as well as represent Scotland at international competitions. We have also an active Social Club which organises monthly social events. For Adults this includes pubs & clubs, BBQ’s, dinners and camps. For juniors there are parties, demonstrations, video nights and camps.
Try our classes FREE OF CHARGE!! Why not bring a friend? All new students are entitled free classes. We feel confident that you will come back for more. Just wear comfortable clothing and you will be ready to give it a go.