Everything we teach encompasses both the physical and mental aspects of training. Karate offers a whole variety of positive attributes that can be carried through to your everyday life.
Advantages of karate training:
• Self Defence
• Co-ordination & Fitness
• Health & Confidence
• Self-esteem & Mindfulness
• Respect & Discipline
• Focus, Determination & much more
We have more than 30 years of teaching karate to children and adults.
Children & adult classes are taught separately as they have different teaching techniques and learning patterns.
All our instructors have DBS checks, are first aid trained by St. Johns Ambulance, fully insured and are qualified to teach karate.
The Odachi Karate Academy’s roots can be traced back to the founder of Shotokan karate, Gichin Funakoshi.
The first lesson is free. No need to book and it's bare feet and lose clothing. Just come along.
Had many training sessions with Elida. Great news
I know you have yet to start teaching here but you are a great instructor!
There are clubs that purport to know and understand karate , but with only basic and watered down techniques, With Odachi Karate Academy you can be rest assured that what you are taught is traditional ,practical and useable karate . I have known sensei Elida for 35 years she is the epitome of her mum, dad and the true spirit of karate More...
Great to hear you are teaching again. You are a true master of the art, karate courses through your veins. Your students are lucky to be receicing your expert tuition and pure knowledge of karate. Over the decades of teaching you have learnt more about karate than most will ever manage to learn in their life. You are truly hardcore and I remember the days when you and my wife, Samantha Mansfield, used to batter each other in lessons! Best of luck. More...
Elida taught me one of my very first karate lessons as a child. She is a fantastic instructor, knowing how to motivate and get the best from her students.
Her lessons were fun and varied, whilst ensuring that her students knew everything they needed to in order to grade to the next belt.
As an adult I had the pleasure of both teaching and training alongside Elida. Her students are privileged to learn from such an experienced instructor. Every student is treated as an individual and nurtured to succeed. More...
I can't think of a better instructor to run a club. My karate days with Sensei Elida run back almost 40 years.. She had the most amazing teacher with her own mother being a very influential lady in karate. It doesn't matter what age.. 4 or 94 Sensei Elida ensured lessons were fun and structured as well as being disciplined and effective at the same time... both Sensei Pauline and Sensei Elida both made ever lasting marks to my life for which I am grateful daily.. Karate is a fantastic sport.. it builds confidence and teaches respect which constantly makes you a better person than you was the day before.. Oss �� More...