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 Our Teens & Adult Karate Classes ...( For 14 years - 75 year olds ) 
"Transform your body & mind with our Karate classes designed for Teens & Adults" .


“Kata” of Karate - (The shadow sparring formal exercises )





There are many characteristics and fascinating elements in Karatedo as a Japanese  physical exercise culture. One of them is “Kata”. The Japanese have incorporated “heart” and “technique” through “Kata” which is a unique and excellent transferring and acquiring method. Karate’s “Kata” is perfomed alone. It can be practiced at your own pace, according to the ability and physical fitness that you currently possess, regardless of each person’s physical strength and abilities, age, sex and innate qualities. This is one of the major features of Karate that is not found in any other martial art. By practicing “Kata”, we are able to harmonize our mind and body. Our body moves evenly, front to back, left and right, up and down, equally. Since it uses all muscles which are not commonly used in daily activity, it is an ideal full body exercise for small children as well. It stimulates the development of a balanced body. Additionally, by understanding this “Kata” completely and practicing it seriously, concentration can be cultivated.


Cultivating Innerstrength / Training Your Innerself


The tradition of teaching Karate, which has been fostered in the Japanese tradition, the innerself is refined through the training of  these techniques. The JKAWF firmly believes that the refinement of the innerself and the cultivation of such high virtues as courage, patience, power of introspection, selflessness, and compassion can be most effectively achieved through developing the body and fostering an attitude that honors respect and tradition.

Training at Shotokan Karate JKA Academy gives the teenagers & Adults the edge in life in making good decisions, enabling them to stay safe, judge accurately, the confidence to become successful in their life... above all whilst learning ultimate karate skills of self-protection which may come in handy one day to protect themsleves or their loved ones.

These are our core values which you will develop whilst training with us : 

  • Positive Values

  • Confidence

  • Focus

  • Respect

  • Self Esteem

  • Self Discipline

  • Self Control

  • Manners

  • Fitness

  • Fun

Take control of your mind, body, and emotions. Never be a victim, physically or emotionally. Learn highly effective and powerful self-defense skills in a safe, relaxed, & friendly environment.In the business world Karate training  pays huge dividends. It strengthens your focus and perseverance for a huge competitive advantage. As a parent modeling respect, self-discipline, and thoughtful understanding helps children develop these attributes. Additionally, the mental balance of the martial arts mindset helps parents be better equipped to deal with the challenges and stress that come with raising even the best of children.


Physical Benefits :

Our Shotokan JKA Classes are Ideal for Adults in our modern age & provide many Benefits :  Men & Women will be able to get Fit and Stay Fit, whilst increasing Energy, Confidence,Flexibility in a Fun,Safe & Empowering Environment. Daily Karate exercises will decrease your anxiety & increase your enthusiasm & energy due to a natural chemical called beta endorphin produced in the brain. This helps to decrease your pain & increase your happy mood. The effect of which has been found to be 200 times more powerful than cocaine or any other drugs, that are destroying human society. It is therefore an essential natural substance for a healthy , happy life, for Men, Women, & Children. That is why we always feel great after exercise.  Sensei Aktar 7th Dan & his caring, passionate instructors will guide you through step-by -step in every movement..encourage you through every challenge..and give you all the attention you need to succeed beyond your expectation....we live in a dangerous world,Crime is on the increase, home invasions are a common place, and our streets are increasingly scary.Why not empower yourself to protect your family and get in amazing shape at the same time.
Men:  You will learn the Karate secrets of our original masters to instantly disable any attacker regardless of size, training, cunning or tactics if he dares to pick on you. At the same time you will learn all the benefits outlined in our tenants of the Dojo Kun : Seeking perfection of character, be faithful, endeavour, respect others, and always refrain from violent behaviour...etc
Women: who would like to get fighting slim once again and are bored with the gym & wish to get into great shape whilst learning karate which will teach them to be strong to defend themselves & their family in any possible situation in a family & fun oriented way. Our classes will get you into great shape whilst learning ultimate self-protection karate skills.



Whatever your age,you are never too old for karate lessons. There is no age limit, and there is actually very little physical restriction as well. In fact,  our karate lessons can actually help you improve and overcome some perceived boundaries set by either your age or your physical state.  Learn highly effective & powerful karate skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. Control your Mind, Body, & emotions, Do not become a victim, physically or emotionally.  Our Shotokan JKA Karate Dojos in both Watford and Luton are great places for Adults to study Karate. Important self-development martial arts qualities & traits such as: Courtesy, Integrity, Humility, Balance, Self Control, Teamwork, Respect, Fitness, and Leadership are fostered in all our Adult Karate Classes. 

Especially important for our Adult classes is the stress on self-development and self-awareness.  This is the development of true leaders in the world who would bring about world peace. If every one of our Adult student practises their karate with the aim of  developing a strong body, a merciful heart,courage,and a sense of justice,they will eventually become aware of their true self, which will bring about harmony with their self, with others around them within the world, and in this way,there may be less conflict and more peace in the world one day. Thus our Adult training also fosters to develop true leaders in the world through training in this way.







For Adults in the business world, in whatever work or profession, our Karate classes pay huge dividends.  Strengthen your focus and perseverance for a huge competitive advantage. As a parent modeling respect, self-discipline, and thoughtful understanding helps children develop these attributes. Additionally, the mental balance of Karate mindset helps parents be better equipped to deal with the challenges, and stress that come with raising even the best of children.

​Physical Benefits :
Get in the best shape of your life by working out with a purpose. At our Shotokan JKA academy, you'll get the latest exercise physiology and excellent cardiovascular conditioning at a pace matched to your fitness level. Our Shotokan JKA Karate program for Adults benefits the body to improve strength, endurance, flexibility, focus, perseverance, mental balance, and self-discipline.
Age is no barrier at Shotokan JKA Academy...our martial art is ideal for all ages with different benefits..our classes for Adults & Teenagers ( Above 14 years of age ) will physically help develop your optimal health & fitness, strength,conditioning,endurance,flexibility, and also fat burning to control your body-weight. Our classes for Adults will enable you to have the tools and strategies to fight & manage your stress levels, and give you more self-confidence & self-control in your life. Our classes help you to develop a mind-set to overcome all obstacles, be they tangible or intangible in your life by training to focus on the present moment in the classes.. at the same time you master the ultimate Karate techniques as taught by the world's best original masters of Shotokan JKA, which only Sham Aktar 7th Dan has spent his lifetime learning through his dedicated training & research covering Japan,China, & Malaysia which he teaches in a simplified easy to understand and step-by step manner.Sham Aktar sensei is recognised as one of UK's top,highly Qualified,Professional,Karate & fitness instructor by many leading Karate organisations. Aktar sensei 7th Dan has over 48 years of Martial arts experience & together with his professional coaching team gives you the best ever martial arts learning experience at the Shotokan Karate JKA Academy.
Remember...with the recent introduction of Shotokan Karate as an olympic competition sport it's popularity as a amartial arts is growing more than ever .. try this fascinating martial art of self-defence, whatever your age, and discover how it  can positively help impact and change your life positively forever, now !!...
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