We are pleased to announce that the Kugatsu Karate-Do is starting a new Disability Karate class for children with physical and / or learning disabilities and their siblings.
No pre-booking required! Just come along to any class and register.
Children can wear jogging trousers and T-shirt. No other kit is required.
All participants will have the option to continue to attend these sessions and/or progress to our integrated sessions.
Karate is a fun, exciting and healthy activity for adults and children of all ages and abilities. There are numerous opportunities to meet and make new friends and to participate in a wide variety of fun and competitive activities. Karate promotes overall confidence, self-respect, physical and mental wellbeing, concentration and independence.
The striking of pads as well as the fun orientated physical activities are great for reducing emotional stress.
Karate helps children to be able to learn positive life skills early in their development as well as helping them to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
Karate is now confirmed as a recognised Paralympic sport and the World Karate Federation, over recent years, has organised two Para-Karate World Championships, with Disability Karate also being included in other national and international Karate competitions. As such, a pathway for development and performance could potentially be a longer-term goal for the club as a result of this project.
Presently, there are limited opportunities for disabled people to participate in Karate throughout Glasgow. The support provided by Glasgow Sport, and the City, will help widen access to and participation in Karate for disabled people.