Aikido

The Way of Spiritual Harmony

Aikido
Iaido

The Way of the sword

Iaido
Judo

The Gentle Way

Judo
Kendo

The Way of the Sword

Kendo
Culture

Cultural Matters

Japanese Cultural Matters

Karatedo

The Way of the Empty Hand

Karate traces its origins from China, through Okinawa and Japan, to the west.

In essence, there are effectively three forms of Karate:

Karate - unarmed combat. Originating in Okinawa. Many of the Okinawan techniques were hidden in Kata, and are only now beginning to re-surface

Karate-do - the Way of Karate. Around the beginning of the last century, the Japanese took Okinawan Karate (which had considerable elements in common with the Japanese Ju-Jutsu), combined it with Bushido (the Way of the Sammurai) and facets of Zen Buddhism, and transformed it into Karate-do, using it to further additional objectives, such as the development of character

Sports Karate - Essentially a western development

The Karate Group at The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School has undergone many changes since it's inception, in the early days Shotokan was practiced, then a move towards Meikai and now back to the more traditional styles.

Today Karate is only offered at our Seminars.