The 7th to 15th March 2022 is women in sport week in Ireland. To mark the occasion, our karate classes will be free for any girls or women who decide to join us this March.

Karate is often wrongly considered as a very masculine practice and many women disregard it as an activity. Unfortunately, this perception prevents many women from receiving benefits provided by martial arts practice.

The following are some of the benefits karate provides.

Empowerment and Self-Confidence
Martial arts are real confidence boosters as it allows you to learn more about yourself. Karate and other martial arts can boost self-confidence and self-esteem, while developing mental fortitude and resilience. Regular practice will also help you develop self-defence skills over time.

Cardiovascular Health and Motor Skills
Many people practice karate because of health benefits alone. Regular exercise contributes to a stronger heart and overall fitness. Karate also helps improve balance, coordination and flexibility. The fact that training takes place with the group means that it is easier to work hard during class with the support of the rest of the group than if you trained on your own in the gym or at home.

Socializing/Meet new friends
“Ichariba Chode” is an old Okinawan saying roughly translated as “the moment we meet, we friends for life’. As martial artists, and in Kyudokan, we are all one big family. Once you feel that connection, you will live and breathe martial arts for the rest of your life.

Stress Relief
Martial arts are a great way you can relieve stress and calm your mind down. At the end of a long day’s work, there’s nothing like coming to classes in the evening to punch out all the negative things. Karate practice also allows you to focus on yourself and forget all about your daily problems.

You can find more information about the benefits of women participation in sports at:

If you have any questions or to book your place, feel free to contact us by phone, via our social media platforms or via our website at and we will be delighted to talk to you.

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