Welcome to Zetsurin! -
The safe and friendly place for adults and children to learn traditional karate in the Otley area.
For self-defence, fitness and fun!
Male and Female Karate Instructors
We train at Otley Rugby Club on the following nights:
Monday ---5.30-6.30 6.30-7.30pm 7.30-8.30pm
Tuesday---- (Ladies Only) 9.30am -11.30am
Wednesday-- 5.30 to 6.30pm 6.30 to 7.30pm 7.30 to 8.30pm
Thursday--- 5.30 to 6.30pm 6.30 to 7.30pm 7.30 to 8.30pm
Karate means “empty hand” and its origins can be traced back to China, though the island of Okinawa is often regarded as its birthplace.
As a sport karate can help to develop strength, fitness , flexibility and spirit whilst at the same time increasing confidence and an awareness of self-defence.
The style of karate practiced by our club is Shukokai, which means “the way for all”, and was introduced to England in 1968 by Japanese Senseis Tani and Kimura. Though sadly, both Senseis are now no longer with us, their legacy remains as strong as ever, with Shukokai continuing to be well recognised and regarded.
As a new member, you become part of the Zetsurin family and as such will be supported by your Senseis and fellow students as you embark on your karate journey.
We look forward to travelling with you!