Unlock Your Confidence: Discover the Martial Art of Karate at McKinstry Family Karate

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Our Students No Longer Struggle With


As you progress in your Karate training, you'll gain confidence in your  own abilities and feel more self assured in your daily life.  You will be part of a great community of like minded individuals who will support you and many lasting friendships are made.

Self Defence and Fitness

Not only will you learn an effective Martial Art System to enable you to no longer have a victim mentality and demeanour thus be able to stand up to bullies and if needed you will be able to defend yourself/your loved ones. You will also develop strength, flexibility and endurance.


Our classes develop discipline, focus, physical and mental toughness. You will learn how to control your emotions, concentrate on your your goals and your self esteem will soar!

Your Pathway to Success

Apply for a Free Trial Session

Apply for a free trial session today so you can have your first experience of Karate.  Our friendly club can and welcoming environment will allow you to experience karate with a pressure-free trial session.

Trial Session

Feel at ease in our supportive dojo as caring instructors introduce you to the basics. Embrace the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and try new skills.

12-week Kick Start Course

Develop your skills at your own pace with patient guidance.  Our 12 week Kick Start course is designed to guide you in the fundamentals of Karate.  Build your confidence and become part of the community focused on growth. 

Have More Confidence

Witness your remarkable transformation. Equipped with newfound skills, strength and flexibility.   Embrace newfound confidence and inner strength with our encouraging karate family.

Unlock Your Confidence: Discover the Martial Art of Karate at McKinstry Family Karate

Success Stories

My son has gained so much self-discipline

My little boy started training here just after his 4th birthday.. he is now 7 and a half and still loves his classes! Really great atmosphere, great instructor and my son has gained so much self-discipline along with strength, confidence & fitness. Would 100% recommend! 

Adele Martindale

He is controlling his emotions a lot better

All of my family have classes here. My 7 year old son has been attending classes the longest, as he joined around 2 years ago now. He is the reason we approached Mr McKinstry. Mr McKinstry has helped Coby out immensely with his confidence and he is also controlling his emotions much better than he used to.

The rest of us have joined at different times over the last year.

It is a great form of exercise and teaches the children respect and discipline. I personally love the fact that we're all together, as it's not often you find a class you can do as a family!

Kat Noble

It's great to be able to learn something new together

It's been a year since my daughter and I decided give McKinstry Family Martial Arts a try and I'm so glad we did. As well as keeping us fit and teaching self defence, it's great to be able to learn something new together. Mr. McKinstry finds just the right balance of discipline and tradition and keeping the lesson fun for the younger members. Highly recommended! 

Joel Penn

Unlock Your Confidence: Discover the Martial Art of Karate at McKinstry Family Karate

We Can Help You

Kick Start Your Karate Journey with Our 12-Week Course

Discover your inner strength and build unwavering confidence with our 12-Week Kick Start Course—the perfect way to begin your karate journey.

What You'll Get:

  • Comprehensive 12-Week Trial: Experience the transformative power of karate with our structured program, designed to nurture your growth week by week.
  • Three Classes a Week: Get consistent, expert guidance from our instructors, who will help you progress at your own pace.
  • Free Uniform: Receive your own karate uniform, representing your commitment to self-improvement and respect.
  • First Grading Achievement: Celebrate a major milestone as you earn your first belt, recognising your dedication and progress.

Unleash Your Potential

Our Kick Start Course offers more than just learning karate; it's a journey towards greater confidence, physical fitness, and personal empowerment. Embrace the opportunity to discover the best version of yourself.

Apply for a taster session now to unlock the remarkable benefits of karate and start your transformative journey today. Join our supportive karate family, where your success is our priority.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will training help with my child's fitness and health?

We share your concern - child obesity is an enormous problem throughout the world, and the epidemic is only set to get worse. Martial Arts provides a great all over body workout, forcing participants to use muscles that are rarely exercised.

My child is shy will this help?

Yes we understand that social skills is a crucial aspect of childhood and a lack of it can really show and affect the child as they grow older. Martial Arts, with its team work and skill sharing, is one of the activities that encourages and promotes this in a healthy way.

My child is not very good at Team sports and activities

Team work is something required in school, the workplace and everyday life. Martial Arts is impossible without effective team work, enabling them to develop necessary skills in a supportive fun environment.

My child lacks confidence can you help?

Many kids suffer from lack of self esteem, however confident they may appear. Martial Arts is rewarding in every sense, and awards and competitions will help to boost their self-esteem and confidence.

With discipline being such a leading factor in Martial Arts it is easy for this routine to cross over into everyday life, ensuring better practices and attitude when dealing with all manner of situations.

My child struggles to focus

The modern world presents many problems for concentration and focus, with distractions everywhere. Each session of Martial Arts will improve your child's focus incrementally as they are motivated to learn something new and different - this will require lengthy concentration.

I hear Martial Arts will help with my child's behaviour

Getting children to understand the notion of respect for others and their elders is no easy task, but Martial Arts certainly helps, emphasising its value.

Will Soo Bahk Do help with my childs schoolwork?

Martial Arts is one of the few sports that requires as much listening and paying attention as it does physical activity. Martial Arts is all about self-improvement and growing within the sport, and so target setting and achieving goals plays a big part. With discipline being such a leading factor in Martial Arts it is easy for this routine to cross over into everyday life, ensuring better practices and attitude when dealing with all manner of situations.

I am an Adult will this help with my fitness?

Soo Bahk Do is an excellent form of exercise - scientific studies have proven that adults who take part have better stamina, strength, flexibility and muscle endurance.

Will it help me loose weight?

Soo Bahk Do is a fun way of staying in shape - adults who take up our Art have less body fat than those with a more sedentary lifestyle.

Can I train with my family?

Martial Arts in particular Soo Bahk Do is one of the few physical activities that all the Family can enjoy together it’s a wonderful way for parents to spend more time with their partner and/or their children.

Is Soo Bahk Do good for Self Defence?

Those who take up Soo Bahk Do can use their confidence and awareness of their surroundings as well as, if necessary, their balance, agility and skills to avoid physical confrontations by quickly recognising potentially problematic situations and preventing them from escalating. You will have the necessary skillset to deal with a violent confrontation.

I have a stressful job/life style will Soo Bahk Do help me with this?

Training in Soo Bahk Do will help to reduce stress and lessen tension by giving an opportunity to relieve the anxiety which has built up during day to day life.

I struggle with self discipline

Forget social networks and text messaging - training in Martial Arts develops focus and improves levels of concentration through its set tempo and exercises in-cooperating focus and breath control.

Will I be any good

We find most people have reservations about taking up an activity - a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step - what we found it that physical coordination tends to improve rapidly in adults who take up Soo Bahk Do.

Unlock Your Confidence: Discover the Martial Art of Karate at McKinstry Family Karate

Professional Instruction and Our Duty of Care

At Mckinstry Family Karate, we place a paramount focus on our members' wellness and adhere to top-tier standards in club management. Dedicated to providing a secure and fulfilling environment, our instructors possess Industry Recognised Coaching Qualifications, Enhanced DBS checks and are certified First Aiders.

The club maintains a Comprehensive Insurance Policy.
We proudly hold recognition from Sport England's 'Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts' and adhere to the coaching standards of the British Martial Arts and Boxing Association. Discover the importance of aligning with the Safeguarding Code by clicking here(https://www.safeguardingcode.com/).