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Kentai Karate was founded by its chief instructor Jonathan Little (6th Dan) in Cumbria and soon had clubs all over the county and in Lancaster. 2014 marked his 21st anniversary as a Professional Martial Artist. Jonathan is a founder member of UK Karate ltd. He is also a qualified fitness instructor/personal trainer.
Competitors training with Jonathan Little have been very successful, having competed Nationally and internationally. Kentai students have the opportunity to compete in many competitions throughout the country and locally.
The definition of Kentai means two things serving one purpose, this relates to the sporting and traditional aspects of Karate. The club is Wado-Ryu based, a style of karate that can be thought of as the progeny of Okinawan karate and Japanese ju-jutsu and kendo. From Okinawan karate comes the hard punches and kicks, and from ju-jutsu and kendo the use of body movement and joint locks and pins. It is a system that uses your whole body, close in and at range. This style of karate is an excellent method of self defence; it can build confidence and self discipline as well as improve fitness.
The Kentai organisation has clubs all over Cumbria and North Lancashire, including classes in Carlisle, Barrow, Lancaster Brampton and Alston, teaching childrens classes (5-12yrs) as well as teenagers, men and women of all ages.
Beginners are always welcome. We are currently enrolling new members at Alston, Barrow, Brampton,Wigton, Carlisle and Lancaster.