Welcome to Bicester ECKA Karate Club, part of the English Contact Karate Association (ECKA) and affiliated to the English Karate Federation (EKF) covering all styles of karate in England.
Bicester ECKA Karate Club has been established for over 10 years and is run by Sensei Steve Rhodes. Classes are held at St Mary's Primary School on Queens Avenue in Bicester on Sunday evenings 6pm to 8pm. Sensei Steve also runs classes at Long Hanborough on Monday evenings from 6pm to 8pm. Click here for more details of the Long Hanborough club.
Sensei Steve Rhodes
3rd Dan Black Belt (ECKA)
Sensei Steve has been practising martial arts in the Witney area for 25 years and is a 3rd Dan black belt in full contact karate with ECKA. Steve has 3 years experience in Wuma kick boxing and has also trained in Tae Kwon Do. Steve has a current CRB check and is trained in emergency first aid.
Who can learn?
All ages and abilities are welcome from age 7 upwards. All classes are mixed and there is an even spread of children and adults all of varying ability and experience. Don't worry if you have never practised karate or any other martial arts, all of our students have been in the same position and will make you very welcome.
How will it benefit me?
Karate is great for building self-confidence, learning self-defence or just improving general fitness. Some of the Bicester students have taken part successfully in national competitions but this is entirely optional. ECKA has created a number of very successful competition fighters over the years.
What equipment do I need?
For the first few lessons you can wear your own clothes (i.e. jogging bottoms, t-shirt).
If you decide that you want to join Bicester ECKA Karate club you will need to complete an application form and pay a one off membership fee of £35.00 which includes your first uniform. The instructors can discuss any other costs involved and answer any queries you may have.
Bicester ECKA Karate Club have a good selection of training equipment that is used during the lessons and this is all included within the training fee.
What do I do next?
You can contact us by clicking on Information or alternatively feel free to come and watch us train at St Mary's Primary School in Bicester. If you wish to join in you are more than welcome.