Our Adults Classes are designed for men and women interested in developing their mind and body through martial arts. We work on improving your cardiovascular system, and our specifically tailored Combat HIIT exercises will help your body become more firm, toned and flexible. You’ll gain confidence and learn new skills such as self-defence that will have a positive impact on your everyday life. You’ll feel good about yourself physically and mentally, and your ability to meet life’s daily challenges will improve.
Martial arts will work your body in totally new ways. You’ll build muscles you never even knew you had.
To fit the needs of our adult students, we offer optional participation in the competitive arena (tournaments), and training towards the achievement of a black belt. Students train according to their own abilities in a positive and encouraging environment, allowing them to develop at their own pace. Our instructors are with you every step of the way as they demonstrate techniques that will help you reach your full potential
Become your best self at EMAR dojo. You’ll love how you feel inside and out, with visible results after a few short months.
EMAR Dojo is a truly dynamic, forward-thinking martial arts academy. Our aim is to provide students with access to the best, most professional martial arts knowledge and training. We believe that great martial arts instructors and schools should have the ability and knowledge to make great martial arts students out of many people, not just the select and talented few. No matter what your age or level of ability, you’ll find a class with us that suits your needs.
Learn how to protect yourself, and get in the best shape of your life. A high calorie burning workout
We offer specialised classes for beginners that have been finely tuned to provide the highest standards and introductions for combat sports. When you commit yourself to train with us, you too will one day wear the black belt with pride. All our schools are registered with Chikara Kyokushin International based in Melbourne, Australia, with Shihan Judd Reid as our President. Our students get grades and qualifications that are internationally recognised.
Low energy? Stressed out? Time for a change! Kick anxiety to the curb!
Do you suffer from anxiety that prevents you from being your best self? Our workouts will help you conquer your fears, and channel your stress into something positive. Not only will we help get you in the best shape of your life, we’ll also build up your self-esteem and leadership skills so you can tackle life’s challenges head-on!
We’re big on being friendly-family here at EMAR Dojo. We cheer each other on. We make each other smile, sweat and laugh. The workouts are tough but fun. We build lifelong friendships, and guarantee self-improvement at every class.
Our commitment to excellence means that we regularly conduct training seminars with the best athletes and instructors from all around the world. This allows us to pass the highest standards of martial arts to our students. Most of all, we make martial arts fun and rewarding for you. We want to give you unforgettable experiences in martial arts.
Because we’re confident that regardless of your age, size or abilities, you’ll thoroughly enjoy learning martial arts with us, we are offering you a FREE TRIAL CLASS with us. This will help you see the benefits of learning the strongest style of Karate from us, firsthand.
We strongly recommend that you always consult with a doctor before you resume classes.
Then, make your Sensei aware of any injury/condition you may have. Work with your body, and don’t overdo anything. In some exercises, alternatives can be given to avoid stressing existing injuries. Often, we have injured students coming to watch dojo classes in order to keep their karate spirit alive during recovery.
I’m a woman and want to learn karate & self-defence. Is this for me?rene2023-04-06T16:57:03+00:00
EMAR Dojo is a great place for women to learn self-defence. We have roughly equal numbers of male and female students, so you won’t feel out of place. On top of that, you may find that you’ve become fitter and more toned after a few weeks training, as karate involves cardio workouts, strength training, and stretching. Karate has all the benefits of working out at the gym, with the added advantage of practical learning. Our women love our Karate classes, and all feel empowered after learning real combat skills.
I train with another club/association/style. Can I train with you, too?rene2023-04-06T16:56:28+00:00
Absolutely. Our dojo is always open to everyone regardless of your experience, style or association. Remember, new students can join us at any time of the year. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced – coming from another club or style – we welcome you and will do our very best to accommodate you. As long as you’re respectful towards everyone, and do your best at every session, we are happy to have you at our dojo.
We believe in the unification of Karate, and that the spirit of training is paramount. We regularly have the pleasure of receiving guest instructors and athletes from other associations and styles, who actively participate in our classes, and we are grateful for their contribution.
Will I be sparring or undergoing other contact fighting?rene2023-04-06T16:56:08+00:00
At first, you won’t be performing free sparring. Karate has a sequence to its learning syllabus that has been developed to ensure students are both challenged and kept safe. To this end, we first teach techniques that are arranged into short sequences. This allows you to practise defences and attacks with a partner without the risks involved in free fighting. These sequences grow in complexity as you develop; later there will be chances to practise free sparring.
How fit do I need to be to start training?rene2023-04-06T16:55:48+00:00
As fit as you are now! One idea of karate training is that whatever level you’re at, you’ll be pushed to go a little bit further than before, which is how your fitness improves. If you aren’t taking any regular physical exercise right now it’s a fantastic idea to start karate lessons as soon as possible. . You’ll find it exhilarating at first and that’s quite normal – most people have a few cobwebs in their system they need to shake off.
You know your level of endurance, and whether you’re exceeding it. The only person who loses out if you don’t try is you. We recommend being willing to give it a try. If you find the exertion too intense at first it’s quite alright to either slow down, or take a few minutes break.
Love this dojo! Highly recommend! The students and instructors are fantastic"All instructors are incredible, they are very good with children and truly care about them. It has a family feel that is very welcoming to both new and existing students. They work to develop the students physically, mentally and spiritually. I highly recommend this school for anyone looking for a karate school"
This is one of the best places to learn kiyokushin karate.Had my trial lesson yesterday. Really impressed by the way they warm-up and train.Sensei Simeon is a great martial artist who really cares about his student's sucess in the sport.
We send our 6yr old boy to Elite Martial Arts. Simply put it is phenomenal. Simeon (Sensei) is absolutely fantastic with the children of all ages and adults alike. He leads by absolute example yet despite his tough and disaplined character, is also extremely welcoming and has the audience respecting the classes, but equally thoroughly enjoying them. My son is hooked, he is learning great life skills, discipline, and inclusion. And with a bit of luck will get his red and white belt in the next few weeks after a couple terms of attending classes on either a Saturday or Sunday, sometimes both. If you are considering a martial arts class. This is the BEST for miles!
EMAR is the best Dojo/Martial arts Gym in London and this is due to Sensei Simeon not being your average Coach. As someone who has studies a variety of martial arts disciplines over the years, Simeon is hands down the best I have had. He has the experience of competing on an international level and has been very successful championing in Kyokushin Karate (Full contact Karate), Kickboxing and Boxing. Regardless of all of his accomplishments he still has a very humble, understanding and approachable demeanour. Training with EMAR has strengthened not just my body but also my mind making me a more resilient and disciplined individual. As a secondary school teacher I would highly recommend training at this gym for children and teenagers. With a free trail class you cant go wrong.
Almost 13 years with my coach Simeon. I came as a guest, and stayed as family. He has helped me become multiple time UK and International champion. If you are serious about training, whether you're from MMA, K1, Muay Thai or Boxing background, you can be sure that you'll be training with one of the TOP Kyokushin Dojos in the UK. Visit emarteam website to find out more, or find our facebook/instagram page at Elite Martial Arts Richmond.