The Bronze medal is home- Emirates Karate Centre Celebrates


emirates karate chief instructor won bronz medal at world Shotokan karate do federation 14th World Championships 2019
Sensai Shan with bronze medal and certificate at world Shotokan karate do federation 14th World Championships 2019

The 14th World Shotokan Karate-Do- Federation (WSKF) Championship was held at Tokyo from 19th to 25th August 2019. Individual and group karate competitions along with the 30th-anniversary party were held during the championship. The Director and Chief Instructor of Emirates Karate Centre, Abu Dhabi Mr Sensei Shan Ismail won the Bronze medal in the veteran category during the championship. This is the second achievement of Mr Sensei Shan Ismail in the world championships. His first win was during the 2010 World Championship held in Australia. It was also a bronze medal. He is a passionate and skilful Karate master who has about 25 years of experience in the field. He is a member of many international karate organisations and has been an active member in organising seminars and workshops on karate training and methods in America, Switzerland, UK, Australia, Thailand and Turkey.

Sensei Shan Ismail- the man of the hour

Sensi shan attending karate world championship in Japan

Hailing from the beautiful and heritage-rich Malappuram district in Kerala, India, Mr Sensei Shan Ismail is a professional martial arts trainer, a fitness class instructor, gym assistant and a personal trainer. Mr Sensei Shan Ismail is trained to instruct and supervise Martial Arts classes to students of all ages. While teaching Dojo Etiquette to his students, he calls himself an ever-evolving student. He is a certified kickboxer (Muay Tai). He has 5th Dan Black Belt in Karate and 4th Dan Black Belt in Kung-Fu. He is the 2011 UAE Karate Champion and has held the first position in UAE Open Karate Championship in 2016 and 2017. In 2013, Mr Ismail also won 4th prize in World Karate Championship held in Turkey.

Mr Ismail also runs a children’s Karate and Sports Activity club and a separate fitness class especially for teenagers focusing mainly on increasing their self-esteem and confidence. He focuses on teaching karate with due regard to both traditional principles and modern style and thus imparting a high standard of techniques to his students. He has students from all parts of the world. He has organised many internal karate competitions in Emirates Karate Centre and many other karate competitions in and around Abu Dhabi. Mr Ismail has attended many camps and workshops related to the martial arts including the 2016 Swiss Karate-Do Symposium International Karate Camp in Switzerland.

Emirates Karate Centre- Abode of Achievements.

In Emirates Karate Centre, Mr Sensei Shan Ismail has trained thousands of students who have now mastered in Karate. This achievement of Mr Ismail is the result of his years of practice and dedication to Karate. According to his close allies, he practices Karate, every day, without a break and he makes sure that every student feels a safe and positive environment within the Centre. This is one reason why Emirates Karate Centre is also world-famous for bringing out the best karate students every year. It is one of the few training centres in Abu Dhabi that believes and practices the idea that karate cannot be mastered overnight and helps in becoming students, both young and old, to achieve a lot more in the field than what they wished for.

WSKF- where tradition meets contemporary.

WSKF has about 90 member countries and is one of the most recognised Shotokan

organisations in the world. With the headquarters in Japan, WSKF has member branches in Australia, Middle East, Europe, USA and other parts of the world. This diversity has helped WSKF to impart its members a sense of brotherhood, different from their religion, country or ethnicity. The unique feature of the WSKF members and groups is that they blend tradition with contemporary style while teaching and practising Karate. WSKF was formed in 1990 to cultivate and spread this culture of Karate, worldwide. Shotokan Karate is the most dynamic martial art which is ideal for all including children and women and can act as an instant stress-reliever. The WSKF championship is held every two years in Japan. This year, there were also camps and workshops conducted by the most ardent and experienced martial artists. Also, the 30th-anniversary celebrations were held. The competitions were held for the junior and senior category on 23rd and 24th August, respectively. The championship was held in Nippon Budokan stadium which is world-famous for conducting the best martial arts competitions and which will also host the 2020 Olympic competitions on Karate. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will mark the first appearance of Karate as an Olympic game.

What all can you learn from Karate?

When you read about people being mugged or attacked on the streets, you probably find yourself wondering that it would be great if you knew Karate or some other martial arts to protect yourself. Well, there is a great centre where you can learn martial arts  at Abu Dhabi, with the most popular form being Karate. This weapon less Japanese martial art develops the defensive skills of a person and enables him to counterattack his victim too. While, Karate certainly has many physical benefits like improved reflexes, stronger muscle mass and better cardiovascular health, you’ll be surprised to know that there’s a lot that a person can actually learn from Karate.

Karate teaches self-defence like no other martial art, especially Shotokan Karate. This martial art form is an art of complete mastery of the self, not just a system of kicks, blocks or hand strikes. Martial Arts Abu Dhabi also places significance on defending yourself, rather than striking the attacker, in their Karate classes. There is great emphasis on basic techniques, sparring forms and drills, resulting in students with excellent technique and a well-rounded understanding of karate. Apart from Karate, self-defence classes are also a great way to learn how to protect oneself, be more aware of surroundings and improve reflexes. Most centres offering mixed martial arts Abu Dhabi will offer short courses of self-defence classes too.

Another key trait that students of Karate gain is that of focus. While training for martial arts  at Abu Dhabi, students are taught how to maintain their focus and not get distracted. Karate involves combat that is hand-to-hand, and hence focus is crucial in Karate, particularly to avoid injury to the opponent. Focus is a difficult art to master, and is often improved through meditation. Focus helps one to achieve goals quicker, and will likely help a person in other situations in his life.

Mixed martial arts Abu Dhabi offers you various martial arts to master. You could train in Karate, Judo, Taekwondo or Kung Fu among others. But you’ll find that all martial arts have a common thread – they all teach a person to become more disciplined. For example, in Karate, the kicks, hand strike and other movements are all aimed at defending oneself without injuring the attacker. Self-control is of extreme importance here. Similarly, martial arts  helps a person increase his will power and strengthens him physically and mentally.

Through mixed martial arts and Self-defence classes being offered, it’s time to train in martial arts to protect yourself and others, as well as to physically and spiritually enhance yourselves.

Yoga – For better life

Yoga image at abu dhabi

Have you ever felt stuck in your daily life and had found it difficult to focus on your life? Has your job got you stressed? Have you ever thought to take a break for some time out of your regular day schedules and devote some time to meditate and get some relaxation?

In fact, Yoga is the best way that would help you become stronger and helps you focus more on your career and life. Especially in the current scenario where you would be glued to social media and smart phones the majority of the time, you really need to know the fact that, your physical, as well as mental health, would go down!

Why Yoga?
Practicing yoga helps you to stay focused in the present and meditation helps you to eliminate stress and also boosts your immunity. For instance, Insomnia is something that is faced by a lot of people, a good sleep is essential for a healthy body and mind. Practicing yoga helps you in getting good sleep. Yoga targets all the muscles in our body as well as, It would definitely make you healthier and makes you more flexible.

Facts about why yoga is great for your body.
Our body is exposed to a lot of toxins and impurities daily. It is very important to get your body detoxified once in a while. Yoga helps in cleansing your body by improving the mobility of your muscles. Yoga helps in attaining clarity in your thoughts by helping you in connecting more with your breath, regulation of breathing patterns are very much essential; it helps in calming down your emotions and boosting emotional quotient.

Sign up and join the Emirates Karate, the best yoga classes in Abu Dhabi. There a lot of sessions conducted for kid’s yoga taken by one of the best yoga teachers in Abu Dhabi. In fact we are one of the best spots to learn Ashtanga Yoga in Abu Dhabi.

How our sessions would help you!

Our sessions would help you in building your self-confidence and practice a healthy lifestyle. Our rigorous yoga sessions would help you lose weights and help in improving your overall posture. Practicing yoga regularly helps your body attain a leaner and healthier look. We have special classes scheduled for working ladies and kids by one of the best yoga teachers in Abu Dhabi. We believe in satisfying each of our clients with the best and our services are very much affordable!
Our classes help you decrease down the frustration you face in everyday life. If you are very particular, we hold personal training sessions by leading personal yoga trainers in Abu Dhabi. Interested to know more? Talk to our yoga expert and sign up for a class! Interested to know more? Well, you can join us and talk to our yoga community to get a better idea!

Yoga with Emirates Karate Center

Yoga image in emirates karate

Nowadays the life has become too much materialistic; each and every person is just running over to find that one perfect method which can help them make more and more money for better living. It’s not that this thing about people craving over to make money and some more money is wrong, as obviously none of us can actually manage without the one, it’s just that they being too much absorbed in this activity do not even care to look over their health or happiness.

This is good to take a step forward on continuous basis but not by leaving your health, peace and happiness behind the bars. So, what can actually be done here to find this peace? Well, the answer in here is simple, Yoga and meditation, the two major activities which are been practiced in each and every corner of the world to make people reach their inner self.

Though, there are some people who do not go with such activities as according to them it is not that easy to learn that proper Yoga, which is by the way only an illusion, there are many of such training centres who provide yoga classes for people to learn and it doesn’t take billion of your money to join them. Along with this, there are also many of the other benefits which can make one to go for the exercise such as:

Improved Health:According to many people out there, yoga can make people reach over the path of spiritual benefits and there is nothing else one can gain out of it. Well, for the information it is to be informed here that Yoga has that amazing power to bring on many of the benefits to your health too. As you start over with exercise, joining those private yoga classes there is lot more improvement you can notice in your daily life and activities.

More flexible body:With the point of health, already added, Yoga also makes it possible for people to have that fit and flexible body which makes their body prone of any kind of back or chest pain.

Improved circulation of blood: You know the importance of proper blood circulation if you are the one conscious of the health of body. You know it can make your body prone of getting those diseases like heart attack and all. Yoga, proves itself helpful in here too.

Reduced blood sugar level: As we now see around, there are many people whom we can bump into are suffering with the problems like sugar or diabetes; well, yoga makes it possible for people to get out of any kind of such risks.

Improved Focus: People nowadays can be seen complaining about their or their children’s problem of not able to focus properly. Looking over the solution they most of the time find nothing but some supplements. Well, such people should get their attention towards the benefits of Yoga and get themselves along with their family registered at some Yoga centre.

So, now looking over these benefits, do make sure that you get yourself involved in this activity and get it included in your daily life hobbies. Also in case, you want to have these yoga classes at your door step you can look up for personal yoga training services and get the process started.

Kickboxing for Health

Master Shan training kickboxing in emirates karate centre Abu Dhabi

Kickboxing is one of those martial sports which you can call upon in the category of boxing but with some other techniques, such as in this one can use both legs and hands for striking purposes while in boxing only hands are brought in use, which makes it get differentiated from boxing. It is believed that this term here was first brought in introduction in Japan by Osamu Noguchi who is a promoter of boxing art in Japan and which also indicates about how this sport is linked with the area in there. Also while going on for this sport, one should know that this can be practiced for both as a full-contact fighting sport or general health and has many of those kickboxing benefits for men and women too.

History of Kickboxing

Now, as we look up for the definition of kickboxing or also which we can call upon by the name of cardio kickboxing, it is that major sport which includes both kicking and punching, most of the time used for self-defence and general fitness. This was being introduced in the competition of many of those fighting styles which were already in action such as boxing, taekwondo, karate and many more. There are many of the styles which are included in this martial sport and all of them were introduced, not only in Japan but also in United states, which at the end, formed a very new sport for people to give their practice on in different parts of their nations. It is also believed that inspiration of introducing this sport came from Muay Thai, which at first initiated in Thailand.

Also, this sport is considered as that fusion sport which includes those many of the combinations from different types of martial arts exercises. However, this is not something which one can look up for specifically in the book of history, but yes, this is said that many of those techniques which can also be considered as that earliest form of kickboxing actually originated from those initial Indochinese martial arts. Moving over as we move towards the evolution of modern techniques, it can be said that this all started in 1950, when many of the masters of martial arts from the area of Japan started combining the techniques of martial arts with muaythai.

Now, as this port came to trend, there were many of the competitions placed between people who used to practice muaythai and also on the other side the one with kickboxing. Then by the time of 1970 and 1980, this sport took its range to the other parts of world such as north America and Europe, but still by now the difference between this new sport and karate was not that much clear, as by when many of the associations related to the same are not maintained. But as more and more people got to learn about the cardio kickboxing benefits, there are those huge number of people who are linked to the same.

Why should one start this?

Now, you know that this is the sport which can be of help in defending yourself from some really tough situations, but the main point in here is that benefits does not really ends with this one point as there are many of those other points, many of those physical benefits of kickboxing which can make anyone to give this sport a try, maybe at-least once. Some of which are here, described below:

  • Gain your confidence:

    Gain confidence through kick boxing

    This can help in improving up your confidence. How? It is been said that this sport demands the great level of aggression which on other part also help people out in gaining confidence. Looking up for some scientific reason? Well, it is been said that as you get a training for kickboxing, endorphins are released through your brain which are very well-known to get the mood elevated and also the improvement in confidence is noticed. Also, there are some of those kickboxing benefits for body which can get them take a step forward towards the same.

  • Weight loss:

    weight loss by training kickboxing

    So, this is the next point which can make you go for the sport as it makes it easy for one in losing your body weight and there is no point to give any long explanation to that thing, obviously. There are many of thosebenefits of kickboxing for weight loss such as it helps one in burning their body calories, and according to the statistics it is said that with one hour of this exercise one can get their 800 calories burnt.

  • Elevate the energy level:

    Is it normal that you feel low in energy sometimes? Well, it’s okay, here this sport will also help you out in gaining more of the energy which can make you feel active 24/7.Though, at first when you start with this exercise there is a possibility that you may feel really tired or fatigued at the end, but with time passing you can get used to it and then get the best results out of this. Also, by getting into it, one can experience that kickboxing changed body which can boost up the energy to more and more times.

  • Stress reduced:

    stress relief by kickboxing

    You know, environment and lifestyle today is so much exhausting that at the end of day, you always feel your mind get stressed, which can be for some occasions related to your office or some colleague, your friend, college or anything. But how can it be made possible to get out of this trap? This is the question which everyone is looking forward to find solution for same. So, here’s the answer, this exercise can help you out in getting all of your stress reduced and as per many of the studies it is also proved that these exercises can help people to get their stress removed.

  • Coordination improvised:Now, this is for those who are already in this line of making their sport improvised with each and every other level. Bringing this exercise in practice can make you get that proper balance on coordination, which will also help in resulting proper muscle building and also lots of improvement in your moves and various other things.

  • More and more connections:

    Kickboxing team photo of emirates karate center Abu Dhabi

    You know, very other person nowadays is becoming a part of this lifestyle which includes gym and so which makes it quite possible for you to meet so many new people which can match your interests and also can understand you. So, what is more fun than meeting more people and becoming friends with them, which can be there to listen to you like every other day.To add more one should also know that kickboxing good for toning and thus make it good for people to have that best of the results for same.

There are many of those gyms in which this kickboxing has taken its place over and there are many people who are practising it and also making the best out of it by joining those many of the cardio kickboxing classes. Although, there are many other types which includes in this kickboxing and that can suit one all according to their needs and also their body type.

Myths of kickboxing

Also, there are many of those who don’t bother to give this thing a try as there are many of the myths which are related to this exercise such as:

1. Not easy to learn: There are people who believe that this is not that much easy to learn. But according to those factual points it is believed that, the one who is not with any kind of sports background can learn this but cannot take this so much far to make any professional background in same and on the other side, the one who has that same background can learn this very quickly and make the best out of it. There are many people who by doing these kickboxing workouts can get the best results out of it.

2. Dangerous: People think that this is some kind of dangerous sport which can lead to some serious harm to body. But in fact there is nothing like that, some people need to learn that there are many of those health benefits of taking kickboxing classesand also this sport is as much easy and safe as any kind of other sport such as running or football or anything. As with every passing day, there is that huge trend linked to this sport which made many of the schools and organizations to give training related to same. So, basically there is nothing like that and this is too much easy to give a try to.

3. Banned in US state: There are many people who believe that this sport is also once being banned at the part of US. Well, the fact is that it is only banned in some state of New York, and that too according to the law in there. There is not that athletic commission which can make peole take a participation in same.

4. Too violent: So, there are also some people according to whom this sport is too much fierce to be practiced in their nation. Now, in defence if which the only thing that can be said is that there are different components related to the same such as judo, taekwondo, freestyle wrestling and many more which are at most brought in use to make people learn to respect. There are many of those women who are joining these classes to learn this martial art thing which can help them in self-defence when there is no one to help them out, because obviously they are aware of the kickboxing benefits for women.

5. No professionalism: Also, there are some myths according to which this sport is not that professional as any other which is already in market and making people get participated in same. But these people need to learn that there are many of those professional fighters which are being the part of same thing.

So, if in any case you made your plan to join these fitness classes, then find that best of the fitness centre near you by typing on “cardio kickboxing classes near me” or maybe according to the location you reside in such as “Kickboxing classes in abudhabi”, in Google and then find the best one.

Karate and Taekwondo

So, all martial arts lovers would love to try their hands on all forms of karate. But how many of us actually know the difference between each of them? Here you will get an idea of how classes are conducted at Karate in Abu Dhabi Hamdan St, and  Salam Street. These classes are great as mediums for fitness for children and adults of all ages.

The classes are customized according as per the age and requirement s of each student. This training class is conducted by professionals who have been in this field for years. Karate is a martial arts form whereas Taekwondo is one that focuses on more kicking tactics.

Karate is more of a stunning at form that comprises of knee and elbow strikes, punching, open hand tactics and also kicking. The movements are smooth and crisp. Alongside with such moves, tactics like take downs and certain blocks are taught in Karate Abu Dhabi.

Taekwondo is a graceful form of martial arts. It is a basket of blocking techniques with a collection of parries, punches and also a couple of takedowns are being trained by professional Taekwondo masters. Note also, this is much faster form of martial arts than karate. Hence, though taught to children, a lot of training classes are undertaken before a child or adult is termed as an expert.

In Taekwondo, there are segregation or levels like junior, senior, and then upgraded to student and instructor levels. In karate, the journey of expertise is flow of colored belts. You start from white, then orange, yellow, black, green, purple, high purple, third brown, second brown, and finally the supreme – the first brown.

When you are looking at Karate in Abu Dhabi Hamdan St, it possesses certain qualities that surpass the normal standards of martial arts schools. These training classes are aimed for all ages, as fitness and self-defense is a matter for all ages; especially children and women of the modern age today.

So, think smart, be healthy with good food and a daily session of martial arts.