About Oh Kami Karate
Oh Kami Karate Club was established over 20 years ago and trains in varies locations around Glasgow promoting Shotokan karate which can be practised by anyone regardless of age, gender or physical strength. The Club welcomes all new members.
Shotokai is not an official style of karate. Shotokai is the name of the association launched by Gichin Funakoshi originally in 1930. The original name was Dai Nihon Karate-do Kenkyukai. The association is known in Japan as Dai Nihon Karate-do Shotokai since 1936. Shotokan is the name of its Honbu Dojo (main practicing hall). Gichin Funakoshi’s karate style is also known as Shotokan ryu
How to start
All ages above 5 are welcome; come along and try; train to a level you are comfortable with. Children from primary one, aged 5 yrs, can join the class at John Paul Academy, Tuesday 5 – 7pm and Thursday 6 – 7pm, Kelvinside Wednesday 4:30pm, Western Saturdays 10:45am.
Get fit and confident
The benefits of martial arts are practically limitless. Similar to other weight lifting routines, martial arts increases strength and contributes to the development of lean mass. … Unlike lifting for strictly bodybuilding purposes, martial arts training has a significant focus on conditioning, endurance and agility.