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Hoshindo Karate gets government recognition!

We had a surprise visit to our karate school program at St. Mary’s School, Moss Side, Manchester by the minister of state for schools, Nick Gibb MP.

The minister spoke to the children about their karate and their different colour belts and asked them about their aspirations in karate.

The children were fantastic and trained really well. Sensei Steve told the minister the karate children were a credit to the school and went on to thank the school for providing us with the facilities and environment to succeed and achieve.

Read Nick Gibb’s tweet here ..

Hoshindo Karate runs an after-school club at St Mary’s School in Moss Side, Manchester, every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 3:30 – 4:30pm.

Karate Classes for Manchester Schools

Karate Classes for Manchester Schools

With safety in mind…We are back!

Classes have resumed.
Please see the table below for times and locations.

Sevenways Methodist Church
Derbyshire Lane, Stretford, M32 9RD
Monday: 6-7pm, 7-8pm
St. Chads Community Centre
St. Chads Road Manchester, M20 4WH
Mondays and Wednesdays: 6-7:30pm
Whalley Range Highschool
Whalley Range Stadium Gym, Manchester, M16 8GW
Sunday: 2-3pm, 3-4pm, 4-5pm
Levenshulme Methodist Church
Stockport Road, Manchester, M19 3AP
Wednesdays and Fridays: 6-7pm, 7-8pm
Saturday: 11:30-12:30pm
Life Leisure Cheadle
Shiers Drive Cheadle, SK8 UR

Friday: 6:30-7:30pm
Sunday 11:30-12:30pm, 12:30-1:30pm
North Reddish Community Centre
Longford Road, West Stockport, SK6 5ET
Thursdays 6-7pm
St. Johns Centre
St Johns Road, Old Trafford Manchester, M16 7GK
Saturday 10:30-11:30am, 11:30-12:30pm

Please keep well in this period, keep up your exercises, stay alert, and look out for those around you who may need your help and assistance.

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Ho Shin Do Karate has been working with various schools across London and Manchester since 2006.

We provide karate breakfast clubs, after-school extended karate programmes, lunch clubs and also provide karate and martial arts classes as part of the curriculum.

Lots of children are currently enjoying the benefits of our classes, children get the opportunity to progress through grades in a relaxed and familiar enviroment, and are encouraged to take their training further, with opportunities to attend regular out-of-school classes, or to take part in our various seminars and training camps.

Currently, we are providing Karate Classes for the following Manchester and Stockport schools:

Cavendish Community School, Didsbury, Manchester
Mondays – 3:30 – 4:30pm

Manchester Academy, Moss Lane East, Manchester M14 4PX
Wednesday – 10:00 – 11:00am

Oswald Road Primary School, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9PL
Tuesday – 3:30 – 4:30pm

Pikefold Primary School, Blakeley, Manchester M9 8QP
Thursday – 3:30 – 4:30pm

St Chrysostom’s CE Primary School, Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester M13
Wednesday – Lunch Club

St John’s RC Primary School, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21
Thursday – Breakfast Club

St Mary’s CE Primary School, Moss Side, Manchester M16
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 3:30 – 4:30pm

Webster Primary School, Greenheys, Manchester M15
Wednesday – 3:30 – 4:30pm

St John’s CE Primary School, Heaton Mersey, Stockport SK4
Wednesday – Breakfast Club

Levenshulme High School for Girls, Levenshulme, Manchester M19
Tuesday + Friday – Lunch Club

Loreto High School, Nell Lane, Chorlton, Manchester M21
Monday – Breakfast Club

Pupils/parents should contact their schools for exact details.

If you represent a school or education authority and you are interested in running classes in your own schools, please get in touch and we’ll be only too happy to help;

Hoshindo Karate
Phone: 07708 497 223
Email: info

Ho Shin Do Karate, an academy for Martial Arts

Pioneered in Manchester by Stephen Sijuwade in 2004 and in London by Krishan Wadhia, the academy runs classes for all grades of students, of all ages.

Our instructors are fully qualified and CRB checked, and have attended numerous courses and seminars in the safeguarding of children, and general health and safety disciplines.

Our instructors currently hold Dan Grades with Goju Ryu Seiwakai and continue to receive regular training with senior instructors from Gojuryu Seiwakai and Gojukai J.K.F., the Japanese Karate Federation, travelling frequently to the country to attend training camps, and acquire further expertise in the art.

The academy focuses on self-defense, fitness training and personal development. We teach in a friendly yet structured environment, which allows people of all ages to come and enjoy the benefits of martial arts. Classes place emphasis on street self-defense and are geared to enhance self-awareness, confidence, and

Our organisation currently provides classes in London and Manchester for both children and adults. For children under 13, we base the teaching on a gentle, low-key, yet disciplined format, but always keeping the element of fun.

Children will learn team work, cooperation and get the benefits of discipline and concentration at the same time. The classes are action-packed, and we run frequent competitions to engage children and encourage them in a useful, goal-oriented way.

Many children’s classes are run as part of the school curriculum, or as after-school programmes in select schools within the Manchester and London metropolis.

All classes are taught by fully-qualified instructors, and assisted by senior students. This encourages both the senior students, as well as giving something for younger students to aim for, and the approach as proved invaluable in helping to solidy a peer-bonding that makes Ho Shin Do Karate the coherent martial arts academhy it has become.

For further information please contact Sensei Steve on 07708 497 223 or email info.