martial arts are for everyone
Welcome to Paul Pears Karate, where your face fits and where everyone gets treated the same!!!
Every person has the right to protect themselves and their loved ones and that`s what I am all about.
I do not see whether you are a man or a woman, what religion you are, the colour of your skin, whether you are over weight, under weight or have any kind of disability, you are unique... just like everyone else! That is the great thing about Yu Kang Do, it is accessable and adaptable to everyone.
I keep my classes small, as I am only interested in teaching good quality Martial Arts to my students! The `personal touch` is far more important than having classes that have `too many` students in them.
I teach Self-Defence techniques that will help protect you and your loved ones from any serious harm. This could be while you are out and about `on the street`, at a party, or just minding your own business! What I teach, will definately help in stopping `children and adults` from getting bullied.
I teach Adults and Children (from 6 years of age). Families can train together, as it is one of the few activities that the whole family can do, all at the same time.
Anyone can learn and practice what I teach and is a Martial Art that, regardless of your ability, age or your fitness level, is achievable and rewarding!
I believe the two most important things in life that a person can learn and especially children, are... Learn how to swim and learn a Martial Art! Both can save your life and are especially beneficial for your health.
-Master Paul Pears 6th Dan-
what is yu kang do?
Yu Kang Do is a Martial Art that has all the Traditional values and is perfect for anyone wanting to learn Self-defence. It was founded by Master Paul Pears in 2008 and here is a brief description of some of its meaning...
유 Yu - is the concept of [Soft] unrelenting motion, like flowing water. Water is soft yet it can erode the strongest of rocks. Water moves in perpetual motion, unrelenting and constantly seeking a path. It rounds angular edges and conserves energy by conserving momentum, maximizing on its powerful energy.
캉 Kang - is the concept of [Hard], like rock or steel. Without a strong foundation, there is no stability, form or longevity. It also has to do with determination of will, never giving in nor yielding, but always staying focused at the task in hand.
도 Do - is the [Way] or [Way of Life]. Martial Arts training will change the way you move and the way that you think. Anyone practicing our Martial Art, will have a more optimistic and a happier outlook on their life. There are no problems….. Only answers! You do not have to be fit or flexible, that will come with time and the right teaching and training.