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Karate Classes for Children – All Abilities

Learn standard karate techniques and sequences which can be done through all ages and abilities in a fun and safe environment with a England Karate Squad member.
Matthew Yardy
31 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 6 learners

35 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Wed May 25

Meets Once per week
7pm - 7:35pm
3 learners enrolled

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Class Experience

Students will be able to learn basic karate moves and then progress further and be able to attempt other karate sequences. We will cover all aspects of karate starting with basics, kata (forms) and sparring.
Matthew began training karate at the age of 8 years old and within four years, passed his black belt 1st Dan in 2006. He continued to train towards his 2nd Dan whilst also competing at local and national events. He found his love for competing before achieving his 1st Dan and has always been involved with competitions. In 2008, Matthew passed his 2nd Dan and also started teaching karate on a part time basis at 14 years old. This became a full time profession when he turned 18 in 2011 and has gained a wealth of experience from teaching a wide range of ages, grades and abilities. 

In 2014, Matthew passed his 3rd Dan and also affiliated to  JKS England which provided plenty of opportunities to train with a wide range of instructors which includes a host of Japanese instructors from the JKS Head Quarters in Japan. Ever since he had been selected for the JKS England Kata Squad, Matthews competition experience grew as he competed at high level National and British competitions as well as representing JKS England at the European Championships in Belgium in 2017. Matthew continued to progress and managed to earn a place on the England Karate Squad (EKF) in 2018 before managing to achieve his 4th Dan Black Belt and winning the JKS National Championships for Kata in the same year.

Matthew has 12 National Titles as a Junior and Cadet, and as a Senior he has medalled at English and British Championships in Team Kata. Matthew has many more medals to his name at local, national and international level and is a qualified JKS kyu grade examiner. Matthew has also coached students who have won National, British and International Titles. Throughout his karate career, Matthew has been lucky enough to be invited to teach karate courses for other karate clubs, some based in Norwich and others across the country.

2002 – Matthew began training at the age of 8
2006 – Passed 1st Dan black belt under Sensei Masoe Kawasoe 8th Dan UKTKF
2008 – Passed 2nd Dan black belt under Sensei Masoe Kawasoe 8th Dan UKTKF
2008 – Matthew started teaching karate
2010 – JSKA World Championships in Portugal, Gold Individual Kata, Bronze Team Kata
2011 – FSKA World Championships in Italy, Gold Individual Kumite, Silver Individual Kata
2011 – Matthew became a full-time professional instructor
2013 – WTKO Championships, Switzerland, Gold in Team Kata, Silver Individual Kumite
2014 – Passes 3rd Dan black belt under Sensei Richard Amos 7th Dan WTKO
2017 – Selected for JKS England kata squad
2017 – JKS European Championships, Belgium Silver Team Kata
2018 – Selected for EKF National squad
2018 – Passed 4th Dan black belt under Sensei Masao Kagawa 9th Dan JKS
2018 – JKS National Kata Champion
2019 – Competed at WKF Series A Competitions in Austria and Turkey
2019 – Competed at JKS World Championships, Dublin
2019 – JKS National Kata Champion
2020 – Selected for EKF Elite National Squad
2021 – Formed Norwich Karate Academy
35 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The session should be done in loose fitting clothing e.g. t-shirt and bottoms. Your child should also train in bare feet.

Please also make sure your child has an open space to move around in.


Matthew Yardy
Lives in the United Kingdom
Shotokan Karate
31 total reviews
12 completed classes

About Me

At my karate club, I teach a wide range of ages and abilities. I cover the traditional aspects of Shotokan Karate as well as the competition aspects of karate. As I compete myself, I bring valuble experience back to the club and am able to coach... 
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