In the past year I noticed a big difference in his behavior and concentration span.
I think Karate is a positive way for my child to learn and reach his true potential. The benefits of Karate are evident in the way he do his homework each night and the willingness to read his school books. Since he started he has shown progress both at Karate and at School.
My son enjoys his Karate and looks forward to every lesson. He is eager to achieve higher goals.
My family are very proud of him and believe that he is now more confidence in all aspects of work in school.
Instructor Sensei Ansari act as a good role model to all his students. I have sat through many training sessions watching my child in training. I have picked up alot myself during each session. You not only learn the moves, the techniques or how to fight and defend yourself in Karate, you also learn the theory side of it too. Sensei had talked to students about the history of Karate, the meanings behind the techniques, and things that will positively encourage childrens confidence and self esteem. It’s all very educational and interesting.
I believe Sensei Ansari promotes positive reinforcement and allow children to build upon their own individuality at their own pace in Karate. During training, Sensei Ansari shows professionism and full respect to all. Each week I see a difference in students manners, attitudes, concentration span and coordination skills in moves that they do. I find it all very impressive indeed.
A highly recommended friendly Karate Club suitable for all ages! I know I have picked the best Karate Club for my child.
I would thoroughly recommend The DOJO Karate Centre to anyone wishing to take up martial arts as The Dojo has devised a system that caters for all people from all walks of life and encourages the student to bring out the best in themselves training them to become an all round martial artist.
Sensei Ansari’s methods, knowledge and total enthusiasm for all things karate mean that he is more popular with my kids than the vast majority of their school teachers!! They genuinely enjoy attending training sessions and I believe that their tuition under Sensei Ansari has helped to make them more confident, fitter and better mannered individuals which can only be positive.
The Dojo successfully bridges gaps in race, colour, background and religion and is actively helping to build a strong community spirit in the local area. I have found it’s founder Ifran Ansari to be learned, caring and possesses an individual interest in every pupil enrolled. Nobody seems to go unnoticed or without a name.
My child smiles from the journey in to coming home. I would recommend enrolment to anyone. Give it a try!
Karate has given him the drive to suceed, not only at the DOJO, but in everything that he tries to do.
Sensei Ansari’s coaching methods are fantastic, making the children feel happy in their enviroment, whilst making sure that they understand rules and discipline.
Being a member it is easy to understand how various people gain different qualities from attending the club and the supportive environment from both coaches and members. Since joining, my sons attention and control have improved dramatically via something he genuinely enjoys.
I would and do recommend the club for everyone and as a family activity.
The classes not only teach him Respect, Self-defence techniques and Self-belief, but they are delivered in a friendly, focussed manner with appropriate amount of fun thrown in too!
We would recommend joining to anyone as it is adding physical activity, self-defence + self-confidence to our son, whilst also allowing him to meet more friends
In my quest to meet and train with excellent martial artists I was fortunate enough to meet Sensei Irfan Ansari of The DOJO Karate Centre in Rochdale. I remember when we first met how committed he seemed to ensuring quality in his martial arts.
On visiting The DOJO Karate Centre I had the opportunity to witness his karate teaching methods and approach to training first hand. I’m glad I did. The energy and enthusiasm he instilled in the class was a pleasure to behold. He kept his students interested by working with them on a wide range of techniques. More importantly, he coached his students, and from an observer’s point of view, had a grasp of each individual’s development needs.
When Irfan trained in Okinawan Kobudo at my Dojo he strived for perfection. He would not move on to learning a new technique until he had mastered the previous. His approach to learning was such that the ‘adage’ when the student is ready, the teacher appears’ was very relevant.
What also struck me about Irfan was that he accepted that as a newcomer in this martial art that he would be required to wear the badge of a newcomer ie a white belt. He did this without hesitation and took his place in the line accordingly. This action alone by a person, who is very senior in his own martial art, clearly reflects his deep understanding of the ethos of martial arts. Obviously with his strive for perfection and his approach to training Irfan progressed through his grading examinations with apparent ease.
I would recommend contacting Irfan Ansari to talk about the wide range of programmes he offers and to take advantage of a lesson with him. You will not be disappointed.
Sensei Irfan Ansari provides inspiration and motivation for students from all sections of the community, from the age of five upwards, including mature adults. To provide and deliver a program that engages a range of people so wide and diverse, in an inclusive and safe learning environment, takes incredible hard work; dedication; genuine care and respect for his students coupled with remarkable teaching and mentoring skills.
The classes are at various times, offering the students the flexibility to choose a lesson that best meets their needs. Each class is tailored to help the student to reach their next goal (rank progression). Students are also given the opportunity to attend seminars at important stages of their learning. The class atmosphere is appropriate to the lesson or event at the time. My son and I have put in some serious hard work and also had great fun at The DOJO Karate Centre. The good news is, you feel good after both. There are also great social events.
There is always something new on the horizon at The DOJO (students are currently learning about pressure points). I will put forward eight years of uninterrupted membership and attendance as evidence to that, the rewards have been substantial, both in terms of personal development and parental pride. I would recommend the club without hesitation to anyone, for I know of no other club or organization that benefits such a wide section of the community in such a positive way.
Classes are disciplined and in this respect high standards are expected of class members – learning cannot take place in an undisciplined environment nor can an undisciplined individual make progress, this is another core value of the club- yet at the same time the classes are made fun where possible.
We are fortunate that our Chief Instructor has great experience of what it takes to be successful in competition having been a very successful competitor himself. He personally takes time to coach those who wish to compete, as a result we have a very successful competition squad with numerous National champions and a good number of World Champions as well – how many clubs in the area can say that?
We have a student of the month system in place for beginner, intermediate and advanced grades that all the kids enjoy and take a big interest in. Additionally, recognition is given to achievements off the karate mat, whether it’s academic, in another sport or a fundraising activity. We find that these things really help children’s self belief and confidence.
To summarise Sensei Ansari has developed an excellent and far reaching syllabus that has something in it for everyone, a high availability of classes in a fun yet disciplined environment, the opportunity to become a World Champion and methodologies tailored to develop self confidence, self discipline, leadership skills to name a few desirable personal attributes. In addition to all this we are a friendly and welcoming club. What more could anyone who is looking to take up a Martial Art want?