What People Say About Us

A friend and I worked out a lot in the gym at The Club, Abu Dhabi and were chatting away one day thinking of new things we could do when we came up with the idea of taking up karate. Sensei Shan was giving lessons to the kids but not to adults so we spoke to him about this and he was only too happy to oblige.I thought it might be fun but had no intention of taking it too seriously as I was then in my mid 50's!Well having lessons with Shan is not just about learning a new discipline but also about having fun and we certainly did. It makes you become more flexible and focused whilst at the same time one is learning how to protect yourself which is a very important thing for women and men these days!I stayed with Shan right through to getting my black belt and I feel a great achievement for doing this. Shan also taught me how to teach and through doing this I could see how children from a tiny age through to teenagers become more confident in themselves.I am no longer in Abu Dhabi but through Shan's expertise and knowledge, I have a greater understanding of martial arts and through this, a new interest!Thank you Sensei Shan
I am Mohammad Iqbal Qayoom aged 45 years working as a banker. As many fathers, I too was busy with work and responsibilities. My wife and daughters have been practicing Karate. While watching them in class, my memories took me back to my childhood days, where I used to love watching action movies and wanted to kick like the actors. I realized that there is no age limitation to learn Karate and that’s how I am enjoying learning Karate. I have become mentally and physically stronger and have made good friends in the adults class. This one hour training heals me and brings a balance in my day. When you train hard, the other challenges in life becomes easier to face.
Mohammad Iqbal Qayoom
Emirates Karate club kickboxing sessions along with supportive coaches helped me feel better not only physically but mentally as well. Each class is like a therapy session in a bag helping me achieve my goals of increasing my strength and losing weight!
Ghayle Quinzon
Both our sons are students of this Karate Centre and I must say it is among the best in terms of quality and value for money. Operated under the able leadership and guidance of Sensei Shan Ismail, the Centre has truly wonderful instructors (previously Sensei Nisen and now Sensei Mahesh) who are truly dedicated and ensure that the kids stay focused and engaged by making learning fun. EKC also hosts an annual competition which is by far one of the best organized events in UAE. I can confidently attest to the quality of the teaching and the skills acquired by our kids based on the number of medals and cups they've won in inter-club competitions, apart from those organized by EKC. In summary, I highly recommend this club, you won't be disappointed
Adityan Murthy
This is the third year for my kids at emirates karate center, they started at the age of 5 years, they started from basic and Ican see their progress. The progress was not only in their performance but in their attitude and manners , and this is they received the best care at the center , theirperformance if followed closely with all the mentors and trainers , a continuousfeedback is received for us , and they will never keep an effort toward the improvement andtaking enough chance to be in challenge to be a winners or testing the feel of wining , They organize the annual championship and it is one of the best in Abu Dhabi and they facilitate the participation in another events all over UAE . We continued with the center for the last three years and we will do the same for the future because you feel the family environment and the care as if they are dealing with their own childI thought it might be fun but had no intention of taking it too seriously as I was then in my mid 50's!Well having lessons with Shan is not just about learning a new discipline but also about having fun and we certainly did. It makes you become more flexible and focused whilst at the same time one is learning how to protect yourself which is a very important thing for women and men these days!I stayed with Shan right through to getting my black belt and I feel a great achievement for doing this. Shan also taught me how to teach and through doing this I could see how children from a tiny age through to teenagers become more confident in themselves.I am no longer in Abu Dhabi but through Shan's expertise and knowledge, I have a greater understanding of martial arts and through this, a new interest!Thank you Sensei Shan