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Cassie Klar

30 August 2019

flexible dates, time, and great fitness and self defence

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Damian Adams

10 August 2019

family friendly, high level of karate

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Kylee Grant

30 July 2019

GKR is FANTASTIC!!! GKR is a family, inclusive, fun and for all ages

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Mathew Maher

21 July 2019

My kids and I have been going for a short while now. My boys interest fluctuates (that's just because of their age), but my daughter and I are loving it! We started by going 2 nights a week but are now going 3 nights and any weekend days we can manage! So much fun! More...

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Debbie Dare

4 July 2019

Loved my time here was here for 2 years but on and off due to working patterns the sensei are very support and make the classes fun

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Emma Mackie New

4 July 2019

I would highly recommend Gkr Karate my son has been been a member of the gkr family for 3 years now and he has gained so much from gkr. His confidence has grown so much not just in karate but being around others too. he’s made so many friends within gkr as his confidence has grown and his knowledge and understanding for the sport is growing and growing. All of the Sensai’s and students are absolutely amazing. If my son could he would train every-night of the week he loves going that much they learn so much more than just karate. cant wait to join my youngest son when he turns 5 amazing club and amazing people More...

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Jennifer Stevenson

30 June 2019

I joined GKR Karate back in 1997 and in 1998 I had left for personal reasons however in 2012/2013 I got my son to start training and I started training again and picked up where I left off, which was easy enough to do it is constantly teaching us new things along our journey building both of our confidences also meeting new and lovely people along the way. Also I am proud to be a sensi for GKR karate More...

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Dermot Thompson

29 June 2019

Positive and supportive atmosphere of learning, personal growth and development. I’ve been training 24 years and love it.

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Cheryl Steven Ferguson-Ruddy

27 May 2019

Amazing people. So patient and encouraging with the kids. Perfect.

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Kim Allison

26 April 2019

The way it makes you feel, strong, confident, very social as well.

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Diane Eyb

23 April 2019

Anyone who is interested in learning karate I recommend GKR Karate is the first karate class you go to all the children have a lot of fun while learning karate. In the short time Justin has been going to training he has enjoyed He is lucky to be a part of Metford GKR Karate Last Tuesday night he received his Yellow tip he was very proud of himself as I was More...

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Paul Raymond Dodkins

17 April 2019

Everything, fitness, flexibility, confidence, Awesome Workouts, Amazing Instructors

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Tak Wai Lau Cherry

8 March 2019

flexible with reasonable fee, highly recommended!

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Bill Terry

6 March 2019

I have been with them for 25 years now, and it's a fantastic, strong style... Heaps of fun, and very much a family.

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Clinton Lundberg

28 February 2019

I have been apart of the for family since I was seven years old... although not training right through... I am 25 and still have the same outlook on this style. GKR is a way of life not just the karate but the community.. More...

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Clint Bartley

25 February 2019

Thanks to Andrew for discussing GKR Karate with me and assisting us in starting our journey with you. Thanks to Paul for really making our first night enjoyable and my wife, Robbie is looking forward to next week. I am looking forward to visiting the dojo’s in Toowoomba and Ipswich, as I will be working away a large portion of the time. Thanks guys. Clint & Robbie Bartley More...

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Emmanuel J Vella

19 February 2019

Great school of Karate to be a part of.

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Kimmie Bailey-lockyer

27 January 2019

My son just got his yellow belt tonight and an so pleased with how well my he is getting on with gkr karate! Couldn’t ask for a better Sensei!

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Megan Williamson

23 January 2019

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Gypsy Rose

7 January 2019

It is a real family friendly sport. I do it with my grandson in the Pakenham area, your never too old

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Leon Champion

15 December 2018

Great for confidence, fitness, respect and for self defence. Gkr is more than a Karate class is is a family that care about you. A recommendation is only a small start of what i think of gkr. More...

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Jo Jennings

10 December 2018

Amazing club!! I get to train with my children on any day of the week I chose, from over 20 locations in my county. The staff/Sensei are professional and encouraging. We have competed in tournaments and attended fantastic seminars all over the UK. We have made so many great friends through GKR. Joining GKR has been the best decision I ever made for my family and I ☺️ ❤️ More...

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Katrina Marie Falconer Beach

6 December 2018

improves confidence, balance and co-ordination. great fun and you meet really decent people through it

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Andrew MacMillan

25 November 2018

My son has been doing GKR for four years. In that time he has been state champion twice and now national champion for Kata.

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Ray Page

25 November 2018

Develop self defence skills, awareness, fitness of mind and body and friendship. it also gives you confidence in your everyday life, and provides lifetime skills in coping with life.

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Kalpana Nathoo

18 November 2018

I joined my 7 year old this year and she is loving it. Goes twice a week.

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Martin Charlesworth

10 November 2018

We joined 14 months ago - my boys 8 and 10 and myself 44! I’ve lost 8” off my waist and we’re all much fitter, healthier and stronger.

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Tenille Ward

29 October 2018

My daughter goes to the Sorell Dojo on Monday nights and I can’t believe the change in her confidence and balance ! I am really impressed with the instructors and the encouraging environment they have created ..

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Andy Wright

22 September 2018

My son is 6 and has been doing it about 1.5 year. He loves it interacting, learning a skill and the variety of people that attend. Would highly recommend anyone to join. More...

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Stacy Nichols

20 September 2018

GKR Karate is a great community of people where everyone is welcome. The Sensei's and instructors give so much more than martial arts lessons, They also provide support and encouragement to all students no matter what their age or level of experience. I have made many friends and my 2 sons and I are loving our Karateka experience. More...

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Mark Bergantin

4 September 2018

When I started GKR in 2009 I was 96kgs and had little confidence. 3 months after starting I had lost 13kgs and had started to develop a skill that I really enjoy. 9 years later I’m still enjoying it and have found that I have achieved so many things not only in GKR but in life outside of karate as well. GKR is like a big family with great instructors that make you feel like you can accomplish anything no matter your age, weight or physicality. More...

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Kristy Guy

4 September 2018

GKR karate has changed my life. If you want to improve yourself, get fit, strong & healthy. Dont put it off any longer.

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Natasha Fernance

4 September 2018

GKR Karate has been such a positive in my families life, both my husband and I train along with our children. We have all made so many great friends and the standard of the club is beyond reproach.

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Samantha LI Roulston

4 September 2018

GKR Karate is an amazing organisation that are incredibly inclusive, friendly and helpful. A great atmosphere and family-centric ideals, as well as a well structured training opportunity to learn martial arts. The teachers are well educated in what they do, and definitely go above and beyond to achieve what the club offers. More...

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Lisa Hendrie

28 August 2018

Welcomed our whole family.. love the teachers giving plenty of one on one. thanks guys Nate is one happy kid.

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Pauline Kirk

18 July 2018

From a females perspective, I feel Karate is great for girls and women, it builds confidence. There is loads of support and no judgement.

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Scot Kirkwood

18 July 2018

We joined our eldest son 6 years ago ,gradually we joined his 2 sisters and little brother and my self we have been around the club for 6 years now and feel its one of the best things we have done with our children.our instructors are watching our kids grow in more ways than just karate and treat us like family. I can not say enough great stuff about GKR and the quality of the people i have met through this club, sad to read these negitive reveiws,. Enjoyment from karate is in direct relation to the effort you put in,i never enjoy my karate when i never go, funny that. More...

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Gary Luxton

17 July 2018

Instructors are always friendly and helpful. An awesome place to learn Karate!

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Lisa Wilson

6 July 2018

Great team! Highly professional

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Michael Roberts

21 May 2018

I love my Karate I've been with GKR for 4.5 years and cant get enough

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Ryan Mario de Sa

12 March 2018

Just love the culture. Top quality Senseis with the highest code of values. It has become my second family. Moved from NZ to Australia and did not feel the slightest of inconvenience in the transition as GKR made me feel I was at home.

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Jess Denholm

11 March 2018

Love it! Challenging myself every time I enter the dojo, my opponent it me getting myself to do something that is not as easy as sitting on my sofa watching tv

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Bethany Marker

9 February 2018

Absolutely the BEST thing i've ever done for myself and for my kids :-) Being able to train together with my partner and my kids all in the same class is so unique but so rewarding.

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Sabrina Bee Greenley

13 January 2018

I've been trading with them for about 9yrs now. Always wanted to learn. I am a brown belt. Despite the fact it's taken me this long to get this far. It's fine with me. I prefer to take it at my pace. I cannot afford more than one class a week. Unfortunately though the classes now are not as good as when I started. My first instructor was very driven and disciplined. But also made the lessons fun. Now it's a bit boring and it's all about the new students and lower grades. I very ever get to practice my katas. I think I've had 6/7 instructors now. Which is not great. Plus the class in only an hour long instead of 90mins. We Don't get much done in an hour. I am not obey confident and I am dreading going for my black belt as it's no longer with everybody else whose grading. More...

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James Benjamin Gray

8 January 2018

A fantastic style with very high standards in their gradings. The instructors are very knowledgeable and welcoming to their classes and there is a no nonsense policy during training which I really like. I got Ill and was unable to continue as I loved it and made some great friends out of it. It's a great style for all ages and the confidence you get from it will boost your confidence levels in everything you do in day to day life. More...

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Purita Quesada

3 January 2018

Is good to become a part of it. Will give you courage you learn to become strong, humble and brave for any circumstances you will face for present or for a future.

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Yannick Byld

9 December 2017

thank you from the bottom of my heart for sending me T-shirts and an escutcheon for my collection. This collection that I started in 2013 as a result of an illness. I am proud to be able to enlarge my collection by counting the magnificent T-shirts !! and escutcheon, I wish you all a beautiful practice, eet and I send you all my friendship from France! yannick france More...

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Sammy Dale

16 November 2017

William my 5 year old started yesterday and he was so nervous and terrified as he is very shy everyone was very welcoming and by the end he was loving it! Lovely friendly and professional group xxx More...

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Hayley May

13 November 2017

I love GKR karate I have been training for about 6 and a half years. Karate has made me more confident in life and has strengthened me to keep going and to never give up! �

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David-Blaine Jameson

10 November 2017

Gkr gave me the skills needed to defend myself. Sensai Mark and Janette have helped me along with this path. I suggest this to anyone and everyone who wants to get fit and be more disciplined.

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Marilyn Hayward-Bryant

6 November 2017

Joined in late Sept just before my 71st birthday. Thought I may not be able to manage due to age, lack of fitness, size and problems with arthritis etc. However if there is something I cannot do the Sensei suggests an alternative movement to keep active. Have enjoyed it so much I started going twice a week and tonight went to a third class for the week which I am going to continue to do. Some things are a challenge but life wasn't meant just to be easy it is meant to be enjoyed as well. Great instructors and fellow participants - friendly and helpful. Much better than being bored at home. Give it a try!!!!!!!!!!!! More...

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Natalie Shaw

28 October 2017

Loooooooove gkr karate, we did 505 kicks each in our class today.

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Danny Fuller

14 September 2017

I love my journey I started off as a 13 year old joining my slough region sadly after getting blue belt I quit at 16, after a 10 year break I came back in may and am very much enjoying my journey I've moved to Northampton and am part of a great gkr family I'm working my way back into my old grade and looking forward to my next belts to come I attend more events now and go to a lot more classes then back when I was a kid and the plus side is all my lessons are fitted in between my shifts at work bonus, I see a lot of negative reviews and my answers to them are don't like us dislike our page and find somewhere else to moan.

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Harry Prior

10 August 2017

I love how there is a spiritual and mental side as well as a physical side. GKR has really helped shape the person that I am. I am so lucky to have this opportunity to train with awesome people in an awesome club. More...

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Aidan Lawrence

27 June 2017

fantastic sport if u want to be more fit and disapline even in rehab from a injury they cater for your needs

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Alex Troth

25 June 2017

Read through the negative reviews and the positive ones, and whilst some of the negative ones were quite shocking the organisation has its fair share of loyal members too. So I went to the website where there was a short form to fill out with contact details to apply for a free lesson and with the notice that an instructor would contact you about your free lesson and answer any questions within the next 24 hours and that was Tueday and its now Sunday. So Its good to see they value potential new members.. More...

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Charlotte Padley

12 June 2017

Been doing it now for 11 years and still loving it today. By next year I would love to receive my black belt (1st Kyu at the moment )

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Mark Wright

11 June 2017

A BUNCH OF GRATE PEOPLE WHO HELP OUT WITH WHAT MOST KIDS AND ADOULTS ENJOUY

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Donna Curran

8 May 2017

Great group for kids to meet friends and learn skills in self defence and discipline

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Dean Howard

11 April 2017

Friendly people, great teaches. No pressure to complete classes. A very good family class.

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Stephen L C Pollard

10 April 2017

Really good. Trained with them for years

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Ainsley Buckley

10 April 2017

Very good style of karate I have been a student of Traditional Shotokan and Shukokai and I can say GKR is perfect for everyone from beginners to advanced also plenty of dojos and plenty time for training

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Falcoine Yossry

16 February 2017

good cluib hirois

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John Ferme

12 January 2017

A fun and a smart way to learn self defence and keep fit.

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Andrew Knight

10 January 2017

No elitism, just good solid Karate with good people who care.

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DrBaldev Raj Dogra

1 January 2017

Wonderful life changing experience and activity!!

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Diane Frost

1 December 2016

GKR has been the best thing in my life. At first I didn't really want to do it but as my daughter wanted to, i agreed. Haven't looked back. Being an 'older' student I didn't think it would be possible due to bad knees and back, but thanks to everyone at the dojo at Hamford hall, Sensai Dave Corbett and Sensei Sam i have gone from strength to strength. I'm now adicted to it! I have met some wonderful and interesting people there too who have now become really good freinds. They are all so freindly and everyone pushes each other on. Nobody is left out. Highly recommended. If your thinking of joining then I'd say do it!! Looking forward to meeting you xx More...

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Jarred Casey

30 November 2016

Highly fun and I always enjoy going to class and have made heaps of friends for life

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David Kettle

7 November 2016

No two classes are the same it helps you to keep fit

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Lee Shelton

4 November 2016

I have been a student of Shotokan and Wadoryu styles of Karate, each taught in the traditional way. When that knock on the door came 7 and a half years ago I could not wait to get back to a karate club. I have found that GKR is not just a club it is a support network of professional people just like you. The level of commitment shown by each Sensei passes through to each student and the rewards speak for themselves. The seminars, which range from family orientated right up to black belt are well organised and well supported. I have grown with GKR and am proud to enhance my Shotokan discipline with the hybrid style that GKR offers. I am now in the honourable position of Sensei and feel humbled that I can pass on what I am currently learning. Lee Shelton - Shodan More...

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Kate Baucherel

3 November 2016

I have been training for almost 20 years with the club, even through having kids. I am still challenged and stretched by the training opportunities. My children both joined when they were old enough, and we can train together despite age and grade differences. We are all progressing and enjoying the journey. More...

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Jose Cristovao

3 November 2016

It's a great club with great people from all walks of life. Love it...

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Paul Tootill

3 November 2016

Joined to get fit around 10 years ago. I have really enjoyed the classes and the friendship. It is such a complete change from my normal life at work and home. If I had a time machine I would go back to when I was 10 or 12 and drag my young, sorry backside to the nearest dojo (Sadly it would not be GKR then) and make me take it up. More...

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Sophia Bacon

3 November 2016

Fantastic fun energetic and not only are u learning a wide variety of different martal art moves its aabout self defence and confidence and also the abillty to learn so much the instructures are fantastic .and all ages are welcome.. never looked bk since i joined just on wards and upwards.. More...

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Jenny Smith

3 November 2016

Great classes,great people. It's for everyone regardless of age and abilities.

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Karen Pearson

3 November 2016

I joined GKR in 2009,I didn't think I would be able to do karate when they signed me up being a wheelchair user. So feeling apprehensive going to my first class I was made most welcome and had lots of fun. They help me adapt to do the equivalent for my ability,they also help with other disabilities and take into consideration for those who have any difficulties with movement. I enjoy all the seminars and I didn't know I could take part in competitions until last year and I've never looked back since,I've met plenty of new people and made great friends. I've had my ups and downs but these friends bedsides my own family have helped me through them. I am hoping to achieve my black belt soon with their help I will continue on my journey. Many thanks GKR More...

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Jennifer Sievers

3 November 2016

Great way for those of all ages and abilities to gain some martial art skills and improve confidence in their own abilities. It doesn't matter if you are under 10 or over 60, or have physical problems that may limit your capabilities - GKR instructors will help you to achieve great outcomes to the best of your ability. Some useful self defence is often incorporated into general classes, as well as in special seminars. If you want to really get in to karate as a sport, you can compete in tournaments in kata, kumite or both. More...

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David Marriott

3 November 2016

Been with GKR since 1995 and the journey has been wonderful! Grading together with my wife and girls to first dan black belt back in 2006 was a very special day for me and I continue to learn every week.

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Fiona Cutting

3 November 2016

What a brilliant way to keep fit, no two classes are the same, great variety and many new friends

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Jen Nicholas Vargas

3 November 2016

I started GKR in the yr 2000. First class at Smithfield with Sensei Robert, best thing eva. Worth trying out and bonus i meet my husband through GKR lol Great for all ages

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Kulbinder Singh

3 November 2016

We are GKR. We are family. Don't take my word for it. Get to a class near you and see the evidence.

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Julie Parkinson

3 November 2016

GKR is the best thing I have ever done!!

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John Jarvis

3 November 2016

Joined in 2003 and never looked back, yes we've had ups and downs however that's just me wanting to be the best I can in the art I'm practicing. Started for my son kieran who was 7 yrs old to start with and now the whole family does it! Jess started at 5/6 yrs and now 16 yrs and harvey started at 6 yrs now 7yrs my good lady Chrissie also practices the art. I have a sense of achievement when I see so many of my students progress and think we've helped them get there and feel blessed when parents come and say how well their child has improved in their day to day stuff and schooling. Regards John More...

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Graham Whitlock

3 November 2016

It's helped me lose weight and improve my fitness.

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Yvonne Cooke

3 November 2016

This is by far the best lifestyle choice I have ever made.

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John Mcaulay

3 November 2016

GKR KARATE simply DELIVERS. 5 of us train. Confidence, Fitness, self defence, family activities, meeting new people from all walks of life and making lifelong friends, every word that wonderful MC said standing at my front door was the AWESOME TRUTH.

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Ash Leigh

3 November 2016

Started back in 2001 and it has literally has changed my life.

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Nora Ellah Flores

3 November 2016

Awesome ppl Awesome place to learn self defence and get fit�

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Peter Robinson

3 November 2016

Great art great people and awesome family atmosphere 10/10...

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Danielle Smith

3 November 2016

Beyond awesome! Instructors and students all incredibly friendly and supportive. Best decision I ever made joining in 2009, would recommend to anyone ��

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Donna Gibbs

3 November 2016

The students are great, the senseis are great, best thing I ever did.

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Carol Collis

3 November 2016

I just love this club and what it has offered me and my family over the past 9 years and look forward to what it has to offer us all in the future. GKR ROCKS!!!!

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Phil Scott

3 November 2016

Great club, great Sensei, great students. Great way to keep fit( more fun than boring gym). Originally joined three years ago to keep fit & have fun,have loved every class, even entered tournaments which still amazes me! Should have joined years ago!

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Timothy Bergin

2 November 2016

GKR Karate has given me a new life, i am happier and i have made many friends, above all it has also given me a new skill, thank you GKR.

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Jono Doe

2 November 2016

GKR KARATE Is a awesome club to train with friendly and welcoming students what ever dojo you train at and you will make lots of friends that have the same goals as you that you will make a bond and experiences that will stay with you for life as you go through your journey of discovery of yourself

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Dean Carter

2 November 2016

Best club ever. Great people and everyone is always welcome.

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Angie Stokes

2 November 2016

Great family club who support people from all backgrounds. IT is lovely to see how people blossum as their training progresses

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Craig Hale

2 November 2016

Wonderful training for all ages ,Great building block for the young

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Allan Dabbagh

2 November 2016

GKR karate is fantastic, love the people, the tournaments, the seminars and all the high level training we receive. All ages are catered for and there's so many training venues for all ages and levels. Well done GKR!

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Chrisi Pashley

2 November 2016

Gkr came into my life at just the right time. The teaching, camaraderie, activity levels, tournaments, opportunities and sheer fun outline the quality of these guys.

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Maya Stone

30 October 2016

Our son and I have just started our GKR journey and we love it! Great people, lots of self-defence. Very happy! Struggling to find the Facebook page for our local group tho; any advice on that welcome!

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Stirling Slaughterama

25 October 2016

Go Kan Ryu Karate classes facilitate a warm and welcoming training environment, where communication and relationship are as important as the training itself.

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Connor Blade Holloway

7 October 2016

I've been training a decade now and been teaching for a few years now and it's the most euphoric atmosphere!! My partner trains with me and it's fantastic to see how happy she is there!

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Tony Blackie

7 October 2016

GKR is a great club for almost 20 years it has provided me with new skills, exercise, fitness and a good positive philosophy

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Aaron Petch

7 October 2016

Best Thing I ever started in life!!���

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Cherie Fenlon

7 October 2016

GKR Is an amazing Family club ! So proud to be part of it !

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Clare Flint

7 October 2016

10 years later still learning, still progressing, still improving.....the journey continues! Thank you GKR �����

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Kelly McGuinness

7 October 2016

Changed my life! I would recommend it to anyone!!

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Mark Westhead

22 September 2016

GKR Karate is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I'm a wheelchair user, there had never been a wheelchair user in our region before but the Senseis have worked with me from day one to adapt things and now I'm not too far from black belt. Can't recommend them highly enough! More...

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Joanna Marie Perrett

17 September 2016

My girls love it. Great Sensai, great class.

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Liam Smith

8 September 2016

love the company love the training enjoy every minute of learning something new

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Jacqui Wilkinson

13 August 2016

I joined 8 weeks ago. As a 65 yr old I felt a bit conspicuous as the rest were all under 11 but thoroughly enjoyed myself within the Corby dojo that has a brilliant Sensei Neil Aveyard. Thank you all for the encouragement. More...

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Sean Duffy-Schmidt

8 August 2016

Have been training with GKR for about a year now and I love it! Thank you GKR!

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Shane Tanner

3 August 2016

Just started trainig in karate beginer im a bit slow at the moment picking up speed every class thank you every one in family has teained in karate osu

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Jane Jacobson

28 July 2016

Love GKR Karate, such a family friendly atmosphere!!!

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Anthonyb71

17 February 2014

This is a Great Family club, the instructors are so friendly and motivational, so glad I joined and would recommend them to anyone wishing to get fit, have a bit more confidence or just wishing to meet new people in a club environment

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Colety

3 February 2014

My son attends sessions each week full of friendly people. Activities and sessions in varied places. the sensi's are out to help each individual achieve there own individual goal. Very pleased to have enrolled him and would recommend to anyone More...