Shotokan Karate Classes In Shepshed

CalendarFriday Class Times from 21st May 2021



Time5:00pm - 5:45pm

BeltsClass 1 Blue, Red, Orange, Yellow & Green Belts

Time5.45pm - 6:30pm

BeltsClass 2 Blue, Red, Orange, Yellow & Green Belts

Time6.30pm - 7:30pm

BeltsPurple & Purple/White Stripe, Brown & Brown/White Stripe Belts

Time7.30pm - 8.30pm

BeltsBrown/Red Stripe Belts & Above

LocationThe Glenmore Centre Thorpe Road Shepshed LE129LU.

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Tiska Shepshed


A number of beginners classes are scheduled throughout the year, all ages are welcome from 4 years old & upwards. Beginners are always welcome whenever they wish to start at the club.


The Glenmore Centre Thorpe Road Shepshed LE129LU.

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What should I Wear for a beginner’s class?

Loose clothing such as a T-shirt, Jogging or Track suite bottoms or shorts


What should I bring with me?

Bring a drink of water or juice for once the class has finished.

Although the beginner’s classes are not done at a fast or strenuous pace.


What will happen when I arrive at the class?

You will be greeted by the club’s secretary or the club instructor and you will be asked to fill out at club enrollment form.

Once this has been done the beginner’s class will be started.

All the moves will be nice and easy step by step broken down and explained so everyone can follow.


How long is the beginner’s class?

Most of the beginner classes are run for Half an hour so not to confuse the beginner at first.

Can I train with my children?

Yes you can train and learn alongside your children in the same class


Could I or my children start karate with a special educational need?

Yes karate can really help relax and focus the mind.


Do I have to buy the karate uniform after the first lesson?

No you won’t be asked to buy the karate uniform (Gi) after you first class. Normally the instructor will explain the uniform (Gi) cost and sizes after about 4 – 5 weeks once you know you want to carry on with the karate classes.


How much does it cost after the beginner’s classes?

Normally after the first beginners class has finished the instructor explains the cost of the classes when you move into the main class, He or She will also explain the grading cost (belt exams) and licence fee.



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We have are rang of students from Beginners to 3rd Dan Black Belts ranging from the ages of 5 upwards.

Shepshed has quite a few families training together some of them since the start of the club and have now achieved Shodan (1st Dan)


Other Activities

Also throughout the year students undertake grading's and courses as well as National Championships

Kyu Grading's These grading's are held 4 times a year for students grading for kyu grades (lower grades) coloured belts depending if the student is ready to grade.

Dan Grading's These grading's are for people grading for Black belt dan grades. These grading intervals vary depending on the dan level.

Courses National courses are run through out the year for Purple/White stripe belts and above. These courses are undertaken by the Chief Instructor 8th Dan Sensei G Sahota

National Championships These happen twice a year which are open to all grades. They consist of 3 disciplines
 Team Katae (team of 3 people) Individual Kata and Kumite  


Club Reviews

"This group has been instrumental in building confidence in both of my children. They have developed an increased level of respect and discipline which is as a direct result of this class."

Mrs Read (parent)

"Fantastic club, Joseph loves his karate lessons, they have really built his confidence and 

Mr Mortimer is a brilliant teacher! Have recommended to many and will continue to do so."

Mrs Howett (parent)

"My son joined Shepshed Tiska karate 5 years ago and hasn’t looked back since...."

Mr Burgess (parent)

The club always has a friendly, positive atmosphere and gets the balance between having fun and working hard to improve just right.

Mr Harrison (parent)

"My son was very reluctant to try any new hobbies due to his low confidence. I persuaded him to try Tiska Karate and it has been the best decision that we've made. It has built his confidence and he happily runs to class every week. Concentration has always been an issue due to his diagnosis of ADHD, however during lessons my son is greatly focused and enthusiastic, which we feel comes from the passion, encouragement and talent of Sensei Mortimer."

Mrs Hunt (parent)

"A great karate club with a fab instructor!"

Mrs Harrison (parent)

"I joined Shepshed Tiska from another association as I was so impressed with the teaching and the friendly family atmosphere. Currently training towards my 3rd Dan  I feel I have progressed and improved so much since joining this professional association."

Mr Burgess 2nd Dan





We train in 3 main disciplines:

Kihon (Basics)
Karate styles place varying importance on kihon. Typically this is performance in unison of a technique or a combination of techniques by a group of karateka. Kihon may also be prearranged drills in smaller groups or in pairs.


Kumite (sparring)
Sparring in Karate is called kumite (組手:くみて). It literally means "meeting of hands." Kumite is practiced both as a sport and as self-defense training.

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 Kata (forms)
(型:かた) means literally "shape" or "model." Kata is a formalized sequence of movements which represent various offensive and defensive postures. These postures are based on idealized combat applications. The applications when applied in a demonstration with real opponents is referred to as a Bunkai. The Bunkai shows how every stance and movement is used. Bunkai is a useful tool to understand a kata.


Extra training involes kick shields and focus mits.



Weapons training for Black Belts, rokushakubō (六尺棒: ろくしゃくぼう)  a six foot wooden staff and the Sai (釵), a pronged truncheon.




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