Welcome to Paul Pears Karate



I have been involved with the Martial Arts for over 46 years and I have put together some of my thoughts, knowledge and information that I feel will benefit you on your Martial Arts journey.

I am still passionate about teaching my students the correct `Way` and we all need the ability to defend ourselves and our loved ones, regardless of who we are and that is what I am all about!

“The two things that everyone needs to learn are: Swimming and a Martial Art, both can save your life”


Children learn to improve their ABC`s —


The younger that children start in Martial Arts, the more chance they have of staying on the right path in life.

There are more elements to learning a good Self-defence system than just punching & kicking.

I take the time to educate my students on the practical & the history side of my Art! I accept children start from 8 years of age.

“The Martial Arts are a life long journey”



Training in the Martial Arts creates lasting friendships and a sense of pride in each others achievements.

The bond we form is like no other activity and we always have each others back.

It is an activity that we can do our entire lives, even into our older years.

A good Martial Art should always adapt itself to suit you, regardless of your age, ability and body type.


My most senior student, Master Craig Diaz – 4th Dan, demonstrating the finer points of the Katana.

We practice weapons as part of our Martial Art: Sword, Knife and Staff are our main weapons.

Training in such things does NOT make students violent, it makes them more responsible for their actions.

Great for Mind control and Body Conditioning.


Grandmaster Ian Parker 8th Dan, runs his own very successful Martial Arts Centre, `MPSK` in Bretton, Peterborough. If you ever get the chance to train with him, you will be impressed by his Self-defence skills and knowledge.

I have been friends with Grandmaster Parker for over 15 years and I hold him in very high regard. He is the one person that has given me the confidence in my own abilities!



The person in the centre is you, defending yourself.

The Japanese Symbol on the left says “Kara-Te” = Empty Hand.

The Red Cross represents the Cross of St. George, who is the patron saint of England.

The two Red circles represent the blood that we have running through our veins, The Colour of Life.

The whole badge represents how important the preservation of life is and how we can defend our lives from those that wish to harm us. We also use our skills to help the less fortunate and those that are vulnerable to harm.

Paul Pears Karate - Tile Hill, Coventry

Most frequent questions and answers

You will probably be nervous, this is quite normal. Whenever we start something new, especially where there are people we do not know, we worry that we will not fit in. The hardest part is starting and going through the doors for the first time.

Wear clothing that is loose, jogging bottoms and T shirt for example. Martial Arts are usually done in bare feet.

Each club has it`s own pricing and rules. You should look for a class that gives you at least 1 free session, to see if they are for you.

Self-defence techniques require a certain amount of contact, but they should be done with your safety in mind. When sparring, wear feet – hand – head protection and gum shield, groin guard is at your own disgression! If you do not want to spar (although it is a contact activity), then say that to the teacher, it is their job to keep you safe!!!

You should never have to pay out for a suit or insurance straight away. I never usually charge either for at least 4 weeks of training. If you are asked to pay anything up front or sign any kind of contracts, DON`T, the club is more than likely only after your money!

The Future of Martial Arts


Teaching and guiding the next generation of students