Hale Karate Club has recently achieved a number of wins and successes as it goes from strength to strength.
Earlier this year Alex Cockx, aged 15 from Hale, achieved his black belt and a place in the England Squad; the club were runners up in the National Championships in Prestatyn in the group Kata, a complex and structured practice routine; and the recently launched Ladies classes proved to be a sell out.
The club has now launched a new website which highlights the clubs appeal across all ages. Hale Karate Club meet and train at The Grammar in Bowdon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Classes are available to children, adults and more Ladies Beginners classes are also now on offer.
Having attended the first Beginners Ladies classes, Jo Racle, Physiotherapist said,
“I joined the first session of women-only karate, and took all my prejudices with me. Actually I was quite wrong. It’s differently challenging. You can’t think about anything else whilst you are in there: it is a thoughtful, almost meditative thing. Definitely a stimulating yet relaxing way to spend an hour.”
Hale Karate Club was set up 3 years ago by Martin Cockx, an ex lawyer with a real passion for the sport. The Club has grown and developed and is now aiming to be one of the best clubs in the Country.
“We are a friendly and inclusive club with a great community spirit but at the same time we teach really good quality Shotokan Karate. Anyone who would like to train with us is welcome. We have a full range of ages and abilities amongst our members.”