Karate Club Beginners (Years 1 to 6)

Mr Rodriguez Merino will run this popular club. Mr Rodriguez Merino is a member of the Belgian national karate squad and the Belgian Federation of Karate. He has competed in many European and World Championships at the junior and senior levels and has won numerous medals. Karate is a martial art intended for use in self-defense, but it is much more than that. It is also an excellent way of developing self-discipline, co-ordination, fitness and social responsibility. These benefits have long been recognised in Okinawa and Japan, where karate is widely taught in the school system at both primary and secondary levels. In case of doubt, Mr Merino will assess the children and determine who should be in the beginner class, or intermediate class or in the advanced class.