Karate Clubs in Airdrie, Coatbridge, Glenboig, Bellshill, Bargeddie and more to come.
|David Hayman Joins The Tora Team!
The world famous Glasgow born actor David Hayman said he was ‘blown away’ with the Tora Black
Belt Academy’s display at the Coatbridge Police Open Day. He said it was great to see such discipline, dedication, talent
and commitment in the kids and thought it was fantastic to see so many female black belts within the organisation.
|Trieda Hill & David Hayman
Thanks Mr. Hayman, anytime you want to come along and train, you will be more than welcome.
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No matter how
fit or unfit, fat or skinny, young or old, (from age 2 to 80)
Join Tora Black Belt Academy. Karate, self
defence and so much more.
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and so much to gain.
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how much would you love to say “I’m a
black belt” all it takes is you, some hard work and dedication. You can do it.
Mondays: Kirkshaws Neighbourhood Centre,
ML5 5BF 6:30pm-7:30pm
Mondays: The Safety Zone Comm. Centre,
Bargeddie G69 7SN 7-8pm
Tuesdays: Kirkshaws Neighbourhood Centre,
Wednesdays: Glenboig Masonic Hall,
Wednesday St Margaret's Church, Airdrie,
ML6 6AW 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday: The Safety Zone Comm. Centre,
G69 7SN 7-8pm
Thursday: St Margaret's Church, Airdrie,
ML6 6AW 6:30-7:30pm
Friday: St.Andrews Church Hall, Bellshill,
ML4 3DU 7-8pm
Friday: Hozier Street, Whifflet, Coatbridge,
ML5 4DB 7-8pm
Saturday: Townhead Parish Church Hall,
ML5 2LG 10-11am
Glenboig Masonic Hall, Glenboig.
ML5 2QT 6-7pm
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are some things you might want to know.
style of karate do we do? Muteki (we also study self defence). What to wear? Start off with jogging bottoms
and t-shirt then if you like it, you can buy your karate gi.
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Welcome to Tora
Black Belt Academy! Thank you for choosing Tora as your Martial Arts Club! Here are some things you might want to know:
Tiny Ninjas are ages 2 till their 5th birthday. We know how hard it is to concentrate when you are this young so we don’t expect too much from the
student. We do expect them to be respectful and to behave in the Dojo. Tiny Ninjas are usually taught by the High Grade Tiger Cubs or Junior Coaches. We find that kids learn faster from other kids as its more like play than a lesson. Gradings are:
white belt with up to 4 red tabs, Red and white belt, white and red belt and then red belt. The red belt grading is the same as a Tiger Cub grading
Tiger Cubs are from ages 5 till their 9th Birthday. Tiger cubs are expected to learn faster than Tiny Ninjas and they too must learn respect and how to behave
in a Dojo. The respect badge is the first badge they will work on. Tiger cubs can grade up to Purple belt and can earn the
roll of Official Leader. To get this they must achieve the grade of Green belt
and have a respect badge. Gradings are:
(between each belt there is a grading of up to 2 black tabs) White belt and up
to 2 black tabs, Red Belt, Yellow Belt, Orange Belt, and Green Belt, Purple Belt, purple and black, blue and red, red and
Tiger Cubs can achieve a Black & Red Belt but this is very exceptional
Juniors are age of 9 till their 16th Birthday. They are expected to concentrate more as they go through the grades.
Again they have to work on their respect badge first. And they are given
more responsibility within the club. After they have achieved their green belt
they will begin work on the Tora Black Belt Academy Junior Coaching levels, there are 7 of these stages and it helps them
to become more responsible as well as help them in their own karate style. Teaching
helps them to improve in their own practice. Gradings are: (between each belt there is a grading of up to 2 white tabs) White belt, Red belt, Yellow belt, Orange belt, Green belt, Green & Blue belt, Blue belt, Brown & White belt,
Brown belt, Brown & Black belt, Black Belt or (Junior Sho Dan – Ho)
(16 & above)
1st grade; 7th kyu Red Belt,
2nd grade; 6th kyu Yellow belt, 3rd grade; 5th kyu Orange belt, 4th
grade; 4th kyu Green Belt, 5th grade; 3rd Kyu Purple belt 2nd kyu Blue belt, 6th
grade; 1st kyu Brown Belt, 7th grade; Shodan-Ho Black, 8th grade; Shodan Black, 9th
grade; Nidan Black, 10th grade; Sandan Black, 11th grade; Yondan Black, 12th grade; Godan
members under the age of 16 can achieve different badges such as stance, front kick, side kick, etc. There is also a badge for the members who learn to do the splits; this is called the ‘splits club’. Badges are worn on the arm depending on which type of badge it is. The respect badge can only be archived if the member is respectful
at home, school as well as in the dojo and has to get a card signed every week from home, school and dojo. The badge can also be removed at any time by a parent or by a sensei if the member is disrespectful at
Home, School or Dojo.
association rules forbid any member to have contact with illegal drugs. Random drug testing (SALIVA DRUG TESTS) are randomly done for all members over the age of 13 years old.
Prices: Badges are free but are £3.50 if they are to be replaced. Tab gradings
are £10 and coloured belt gradings are £14. Black Belt Gradings are £35
and must be archived at either summer or winter schools.
Copyright Trieda Hill/Muteki Karate-Do 2005