Why Train Practical Self-defence?

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Confidence and Stress management

When you train regularly your mind is calmer and more relaxed. We stress test all of our students during gradings. The process of training and stress testing can help people with all areas of their lives.

Discipline, Respect and Commitment

As with any sport or martial art it teaches discipline of the mind and body. Training at the Hakudakan teaches students to take care of themselves, and to think about their overall sense of well-being and balance.

Fitness and Health

Training at the Hakudakan gives you a fun, healthy workout. A typical 2 hour class will begin with a light 15-20 minute warm up, then a 20-30 minute pad circuit, followed by group training and then syllabus progression training.

You will be encouraged to work hard during sessions, but this will be dependent on your current level of fitness and ability. Hakudakan training is intense but each student can advance at their own pace.

Self Defence

If the need should ever arise, you will be able to defend yourself against would be attackers.

Self defence involves defending oneself, one’s property, or the well-being of another from harm.

At the Hakudakan our chief instructor is always looking for ways to train in preparation for any kind of situation. We teach “street effective” techniques rather than “sport focused” or “traditional”.

Socialising and Friendships

When training at the Hakudakan students will meet people with similar interests and potentially make lifelong friends. We are a very social club and members have fun while they train. Hakudakan club members are encouraged to get involved, ask questions and express themselves honestly.

We believe there is no room for egos in training as there is always more to learn.

Students are expected leave their ego at the door and step into the dojo with an open mind.

Experienced instructors

Students will be able to gain a huge amount of insight from our experienced instructors. Most of our instructors are black belt level and above in other martial arts. Some of them also have experience in competing at the highest national and international level. View a full list of our instructors and their credentials here.

Coordination and body image

Training will develop the student’s awareness of their body, how it functions and how to control it. This process leads to improving fitness, mobility, coordination and strength. The training helps to build self-confidence, communication and teaches a student valuable life skills.

Setting and Achieving Goals

Our syllabus is based around a coloured belt structure. The focus of training should be on the journey, acquiring new skills and overall development and having fun.

Striving towards a new belt is a valuable lesson in setting and reaching goals.

Students are invited to grade by the chief instructor, when they have achieved the required skill level. During a grading fitness, mental strength and technique will be assessed under pressure.

Self Confidence and Respect

Individuals with low self-esteem will find their confidence improves with achievement and progression. The structure of the class encourages students to respect their training partners and their instructors. There are certain rules that you will be expected to follow within the Dojo.

Improved Concentration Skills

You will learn to listen and focus on what is being taught. Regular training will develop better concentration skills. Having small class sizes means that every student receives expert tuition from our instructors.

Teamwork Skills

Working together to learn new things and accomplish goals is a very important life lesson for individuals to learn, and instruction in the martial arts can help develop the necessary skills.

Other Areas of Life

The benefits of martial arts training does not end in the dojo. Training will boost your confidence, increase fitness and encourage social inclusion.