Practical Karate for Self Defence

Shinseido - a practical and effective martial art for ordinary people

Teaching Self Defence in Headingley since 2001

FREE trial lesson - come along to any session

Adult only classes

Take the Ritual out of your training, put the Realism in

Training at Headingley Parish Hall, St. Michaels Road
Every Tuesday & Thursday 7.15 - 9.15 pm. Click here for more information.

Contact Mike Flanagan on 07939 506340 or email Mike at for further details.

Shinseido for Beginners

  • Learn simple and effective techniques that work.
  • Learn how to avoid violence and how to de-escalate confrontations.
  • Gear your training towards your level of fitness, health and age (no need to get fit first, just come along and join in).
  • Have fun, get fitter and learn an invaluable skill.
  • Learn to discipline both mind and body.
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Trained in Karate before?

  • Revolutionise your understanding of Karate.
  • Learn the full range of old style Karate techniques, not just kicking and punching.
  • Learn effective bunkai (applications) for the kata you already know.
  • Learn how to attack kyusho (vital points), to maximise the effect of your techniques.
  • Be part of a living tradition, based on the historical kata of Okinawan Shorin Ryu.
  • Find new direction at the end of your competition career.
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Trained in other martial arts before?

  • Don't replace what you've already learned, build on it.
  • Learn the pre-fight body language skills essential for self-defence.
  • No need to stop training in your current art.
  • Hone your techniques for use in self-defence, not the sporting arena.
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