Self-Awareness  |  Self-Confidence  |  Self-Belief

Fun, friendly Tang Do Soo Karate for all the family

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Family karate for all the family

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Anyone wishing to come for a FREE trial lesson MUST book their session before attending, this can be done either by emailing [email protected] or calling Master James on 0785 243 9779.

Welcome to our club

Family Karate Clubs is a family-run martial arts school that is open to children and adults of all ages. We offer classes at three different locations: Failsworth Sports Centre, Radclyffe School (Chadderton), and Oasis Academy Oldham.

Our classes are designed to be fun and engaging, while also teaching important life skills such as respect, discipline, concentration, and confidence building. We also cover topics such as stranger danger, first aid, fire safety, health and wellbeing, and road safety.

Our instructors are certified martial arts instructors who are also enhanced CRB checked. We are confident that you and your family will enjoy our classes.

Here are some of the key benefits of joining Family Karate Clubs:

·         Fun and engaging classes that are suitable for all ages

·         Instruction from certified martial arts instructors

·         Enhanced CRB checked instructors

·         Classes that cover important life skills

·         Classes at three convenient locations

·         and more!!!!!

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We warmly invite parents of our young learners to participate in the classes, should they wish to do so. At present, our students span an age range of 5 to 65 and beyond.

Please understand that all our members are urged to develop at a rate that suits their individual needs, within a setting where physical safety and emotional respect are guaranteed.

Our objective is to impart the knowledge of karate in an enjoyable manner, whilst also nurturing the confidence and support our students require to attain a Black belt. Our doors are open to everyone, irrespective of age or skill level. You need not be exceptionally fit or overly confident - simply join us and give a few lessons a shot.

Question & Answer

Do I have to be in shape to get started?

Not at all. You’ll find that our classes for beginners are the perfect way to build up your overall fitness level regardless of your physical condition. 

Can I watch my child in class?

Yes! Come along as we actively encourage parents and guardians to watch, as this gives you an insight into how they are getting on.  All we ask is you introduce yourself to one of our instructors then take a seat.

Am I too old to start Tang Soo Do Karate?

No, of course not. We cater for all ages and levels of experience. Take your time and work within your own abilities. Start by learning the fundamentals and see how you progress.

Will I get hurt during the training?

Our instructors will teach you the core skills and how to execute them safely. All our instructors are trained and classes are supported with insurance in the unlikely event of injury.

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Self-awareness is about learning to better understand why you feel what you feel and why you behave in a particular way. Once you begin to understand this concept you then have the opportunity and freedom to change things about yourself enabling you to create a life that you want.


Self-confidence is an attitude about your skills and abilities. It means you accept and trust yourself and have a sense of control in your life. You know your strengths and weakness well and have a positive view of yourself. You set realistic expectations and goals, communicate assertively, and can handle criticism.


Self-belief means knowing yourself as a person in your own right, trusting in your own judgement, your intuitions and sense-making, how your point of view is of value, how you step up to challenges, even if you do not yet have the knowledge. Then, how you understand your capacity to learn, experiment, explore, inquire, to have a go, to imagine success.

Master James
Master James

Chief Instructor

Hello, I'm Nick but known as Master James in class.

I have been training in Martial Arts for twenty-seven years now and commenced my training in 1994 where I passed my first black belt dan test in 1998, followed by my second, third fourth and fifth dan.



Hi, I'm Adele.

I started my training back in 2012, and in October 2015 I passed my 1st Dan grading.  I then passed my 2nd Dan in December 2017.

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Master Jones


Hi, I'm Chris.

I've been training since 2009 and in 2012 I passed my 1st Dan grading, followed by my 2nd Dan in 2015, my 3rd Dan in 2017, and finally my 4th Dan December 2021.

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Latest Club News

Additional Training Night

We now have an additional training session every Monday night at our Failsworth venue.  Our class start at 6 pm until 7 pm.

*New members welcome

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Grading Session

Our next grading session will be on:

  • Sunday 24th September 12pm until 1pm.

If you haven't submitted your grading form yet, please click the link below to download a copy.

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