At the Odachi Karate Academy we believe that anyone with a will to train can achieve their goals. No matter your age, disability or background, we can ensure you leave the class motivated, fulfilled and ready to take on the world!
We also believe that each person has his/her own individual goals and when teaching take this into consideration. Not everyone would like to get to black belt, or enter competitions. Some individuals prefer to attend lessons just to keep fit, however through experience these goals change as your attitude changes towards training.
We cater for all goals and understand each individuals reason for training – no matter the reason they are as important as each other and hey all carry one major influencing factor – to keep your mind and body healthy.
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.
Check out when you or your children can train. We can start beginners at any time. No need to book just come along. All children and adults are taught separately. This ensures you receive instruction specifically adapted to your ability.
Need first-class instruction at your school? We are currently involved in a few schools in the Stratford upon Avon area and will gladly answer any queries you may have. Please contact us for more information.
Want to learn, but cannot attend a class? Have a few children, yet would prefer some extra lessons or a time to suit your busy schedule? We can come to you or meet at a training facility. Please contact us for further details.
Want to know what specific offers are on at present? We run offers that will enable you to give karate a go. We won’t tie you into any monthly charges, we offer one simple pay as you go option and free lessons to start you off.
Motivation, focus, determination, dedication and how to master an unstoppable spirit – essential characteristics that will help you and or your child through life. We teach children separately as their attention span and learning capacity are different from adults.
"I have always bored quickly but with karate, I haven't as I feel I am always learning something new that could potentially save my life. The fact that Sensei Elidas classes are one of the best workouts is also a bonus for fitness, I would never have believed it possible to sweat so much!”
“The instruction my son received was outstanding. He loved attending the classes as they were fun, engaging and also helped him with his ability to focus at school.”
“Elida and her team were great with my two giving them so much confidence!”
"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 everlasting 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.”