IMA Clubs, classes and member groups offer Shotokan Karate training for everyone at all levels - Beginners - Intermediate - Advanced - for adults, teenagers and children. All our Teachers/Instructors and clubs listed hold genuine grades that have been ratified by the IMA. Appropriate insurance and liability cover is held for both student and instructors alike and there is an appointed first aider. All Teachers/Instructors are CRB checked and are regularly required to keep their own training and teaching skills updated via IMA courses/classes held throughout the year in order to always strive to make improvements. Instructors and assistants are encouraged to take part in as much training and related courses as they can from as many sources as possible.
In order to try and maintain good all round standards throughout the many different principles of Martial Art practice and to maintain a strong foundation in Karate and its principles, there is only one grading panel made up of senior ranking Instructors and members of the IMA technical committee. All Clubs and groups listed offer our complete beginner package.