My daughter started at Hale Karate club. I had to ferry her there 3 times a week so decided to give it a go myself. Oh my god. What a difference it has made to my joints, fitness and general state of mind. Forget the self defence, at my age you talk your way out of trouble. It is the best way to “Keep Fit” I have ever come across. And what a nice group of people. I guarantee if you try it you will be hooked.