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Courage is grace under pressure

Meet the Squad

 

 

 

Jim Ross

6th Dan

 

Jim, a former Ukasko Scottish and British champion, is the chief instructor and head kumite coach of Yamakai. Starting the association in 1986, he has lead the club to success at regional, national and international competitions.

Greg Maccaulay

3rd Dan

 

Greg is an SKGB Scottish and British champion who has trained at Yamakai since he was 5 years old. He has since became one of the most successful competitors the club has ever produced

Amy Luke

1st Dan

Louis Galasso

1st Dan

Liam Carlin

Julie-Ann Weir

5th Dan

 

Julie, a former X and X champion, is the Chief Kata coach of Yamakai. She has committed the past X years to developing the next wave of competitive kata enthusiasts.

Marc Maccaulay

2nd Dan

 

Marc is an SKGB Scottish and British champion who has trained at Yamakai since he was 5 years old. He has since became one of the most successful competitors the club has ever produced

Matthew Miller

1st Dan

Luke Miller

1st Dan

Jack Johnston

John Latta

5th Dan

 

John is one of the club's principle tatami chiefs, who has served the group for 15 years; as well as playing a key role in the refereeing at regional, national and international events.

Ross Leeper

4th Dan

 

Ross is a former X and X champion who has trained at Yamakai since he was 5 years old. He has since went on to become a respected and knowledgeable kumite and data coach; as well as becoming one of the principle referees.

Calum Macdonald

1st Dan

Keir Fraser

1st Dan

Leah Semple

News

 

Saturday, November 18th 2017

We are delighted to announce that our chief kumite instructor, Jim Ross, has been awarded the Performance Coach of the Year at the South Lanarkshire Sport and Culture awards 2017. Way to go, Jim!

 

Friday, November 10th 2017

The following classes have been cancelled over the festive period:

Friday 22nd

Monday 25th

Tuesday 26th

Wednesday 27th

Thursday 28th

Friday 29th

Saturday 30th

 

Apologies for any inconvenience this causes. If you would still like to train over the festive period, 1-to-1 sessions are still available. Please contact us for further details.

 

How Will Karate Benefit Me?

 

Crime is on the rise. Are you able enough to defend yourself? In a real-world scenario, avoiding conflict is the best means of escape from a sticky situation. But occasionally you have no choice. Would you be able to stand your ground long enough to make good your escape?

 

If self defence isn't much of a worry for you, why not consider it a workout? The Advanced classes are as much about physical fitness as they are technique. These classes often focus on circuit training, resistence, strength, core, cardio and stamina. If you're feeling the January blues and are guilty about all the mince pies you've had over the festive period. Yamakai Karate has the perfect solution.

 

How To Get Started

Come along to any one of the classes you feel would suit you, or give us a call if you're not sure and we'll happily to assist you in finding your ideal class.

 

For your first few weeks, come to class in a plain t-shirt and joggers. Please refrain from wearing restrictive clothing such as jeans and children under the age of 18 should not wear shorts.

 

Once you're settled and have decided to stay, we can recommend a number of both budget and premium suppliers of Gi and other equipment you'll need for training.

 

To every class you should also bring a water-based drink, as classes can be physically intensive and it is important to stay hydrated.

 

 

HAPPY MEMBER

 

Yamakai is one of the most friendly karate clubs in Scotland, it's very welcoming and enjoyable. It's also a great source for fitness and a great place to make friends.

 

Keir Fraser

Yamakai Karate

Be the best.

 

Dates for your Diary

 

Saturday, December 16th 2017

 

Annual Kyu and Dan Grading

Strathaven Scout Hall

Kirk Street, Strathaven

 

Get in Touch

 

150 Strathaven Road, Hamilton

 

Email: enquiries@yamakai.co.uk

 

Phone: (+44)1698 421790

 

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