Kombatkids has been awarded the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts
What is the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts? The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts recognises club or providers in England who have demonstrated that they have reached and maintained good safeguarding standards. The scheme empowers parents/carers and educational establishments to make informed decisions when selecting a club or a provider for their child/children, young people and adults in their care. The Safeguarding Code has been developed through close consultation between Sport England, representatives from martial arts governing bodies and those with years of expertise in safeguarding. Support was also provided by the Child Protection in Sport Unit, the Ann Craft Trust and NWG Network.
Parents/carers can be assured Kombatkids has all Safeguarding Policies, Practices & Procedures in place. These can all be found on our website under ‘Safeguarding & Procedures’ All our instructors hold certiﬁcation by recognised training providers. Many of these are in-house training speciﬁc to our sport. Training providers such as UK Coaching, NSPCC, Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) & St John Ambulance. Instructors are DBS Enhanced checked (registered GOV.UK update service)
welcome Kombatkids was established in 1992 by Steven and Selina Moore specialising in teaching karate to children from four years of age to adults. Kombatkids is very much a family run business, with all members of the family involved with teaching and admin. Kombat Federation started off with just one small club in Walsall and has now expanded to many areas of the West Midlands, Staffordshire and Worcestershire. Now reputed as being one of the countries leading karate associations. Kombatkids have a team of professional qualified instructors who are EKK accredited coaches, Enhanced DBS checked (registered GOV.UK update service) and all hold certification by recognised training providers such as NSPCC, UK Coaching, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and St John Ambulance. Kombatkids specialise in teaching karate to children four and above. Classes are exclusively for children. Adults are welcome we offer several classes which over 16's can attend. We will always strive to offer a safe friendly environment to train in, offering the best coaching skills to its students. In return the student will be expected to conduct themselves in a courteous manner, respecting the training area, sensei, fellow students and parents at all times.
Founders Steve & Selina Moore
our philosophy We believe that every student who trains with Kombatkids should be taught Karate of the highest standard. Following technical standards set out by Sakagami Sensei 8th Dan in Wado Ryu Karate. All students have the opportunity to compete at domestic, National and international tournaments. All students whatever their ability after a period of 4 to 5 years of continuous training have the opportunity to take their Black Belt 1st Dans. Students with special needs such as Dyslexia, Autism, Aspergers etc are all given the opportunity to train alongside their peers enjoying and thriving in their Karate training. Parents can watch all classes at all times, we have an open door policy of teaching children.
Providing a safe, caring, disciplined environment, where each student is nurtured to develop the correct attitude and behaviour. All students are required to follow the correct etiquette in the dojo, bowing on entry and leaving, wearing a clean ironed Gi, behaving with respect and discipline at all times. We provide an environment where all students who apply themselves, practice regularly, listen in the classes and care about their own standard of karate will become competent Karateka. Gaining a Black Belt 1st Dan is not the end of the learning it is the start, where the basics and fundamentals have been ingrained through repetition and training. As students progress with their training, building a strong decent
character, learning humility, discipline, respect, sacrifice, and being diligent in their karate training is the aim. Showing respect to their art, understanding that karate is a lifelong study not something to be mastered in a few years of study.
Chief Instructor/ Association Head
meet the team All instructors hold the minimum qualifications
Steve Moore 5th Dan
Jamie Donaghy - Moore 4th Dan
Paul Cicarella 4th Dan
• English Karate Federation Accredited Coach • Member of UK Coaching • DBS Enhanced Checked (registered GOV.UK update service) • St. John Ambulance First Aid Qualification in Martial Arts • UK Coaching Safeguarding & Protecting Children in Martial Arts • NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Course • UK Coaching Inclusive Activity Course • MHFA Mental Health Awareness in Sport We have a fantastic team of dedicated and conscientious instructors where current coaching methods are instructed and discussed where any issues, improvements are addressed ensuring our parents or persons with parental responsibility can be assured their children are receiving quality karate tuition in a completely safe and happy environment along with good, clear and regular communication throughout our organisation.
Mandy Stuart 3rd Dan
Jagdish Shoker 3rd Dan
Ricky Evans 3rd Dan
James Stuart 3rd Dan
Lyle Moore 3rd Dan
Max Brazier 3rd Dan
Alex Rowley 3rd Dan
Anisha Mistry 3rd Dan
club policy All new students must hold Kombat Federation membership and a valid licence on their fourth lesson. A student cannot train under any circumstance unless a licence is applied for on their third lesson. We are a members' only club. This enables us to maintain the high standards set and only train fully committed students. A licence form will be issued to each new student, on becoming a full member which will affiliate the student to Kombat Federation who are affiliated to the English Karate Federation. There are no false promises given, your child will become a competent karateka if they train regularly, students will learn to be more assertive and will receive high quality tuition to reach their martial art potential. Students are expected to practice in their own time to pass their gradings and will only move forwards in their karate training by working hard in the classes, attending courses, listening to their sensei and following their advice.
All students have to train for a minimum of five years to be eligible for a Black belt 1st Dan grading. All students who pass a Black belt grading before the age of 16 years are classed as junior Dan grades only. Students have to be over 13 to be considered for a junior 3rd Dan grading exam. In the past 27 years Kombat Federation have had 1382 students pass their black Belt 1st Dan, 422 Black Belt 2nd Dan, 57 Black Belt 3rd Dan's, 3 Black Belt 4th Dan, 1 Black Belt 5th Dan. Many students who have gone on to achieve the rank of Black belt have various Special Needs, namely: Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. Karate is a recommended activity which helps kids with Dyspraxia. Kombat Federation cater for all abilities of student, many children who lack confidence or who are bullied or may have learning difficulties attend classes on a regular basis and train alongside their friends and grow in confidence gradually through the training and grading process.
Kombat Federation are also proud to have had 5 students in the EKF England National Kumite A Squad. Regular technical advice and tuition form top Japanese Wado Karate instructor Sensei Sakagami 8th Dan. Rowdiness, a bad attitude and over zealous fighting will not be tolerated, all students will be taught to control themselves and to always think of how their actions can affect others. Bullying both verbal and physical will be dealt with severely, and will result in loss of membership. On completion of the fourth week of training, if the student is suitable they will have the opportunity the become a full member of Kombat Federation. Parents are welcome and encouraged to watch the classes at any time. Parents who are interested in their children taking part in karate classes can come along to any of the beginners classes advertised and will receive a very warm welcome from Steve, Selina and the team.
our success Kombat Federation are affiliated to the English Karate Federation (EKF). The only governing body for karate in England that is recognised by the British Karate Federation BKF, the World Karate Federation WKF and the International Olympic Committee IOC. Which means a high standard of tuition, safety, and opportunity has to be provided for all abilities of students. Kombat Federation are also affiliated to Wado Kai England, who are directly affiliated to the Japanese Karate Federation based in Tokyo Japan. Students can attend selections for European Championships held once per year and World Championships held in Japan every 4 years. The JKF Wadokai is an internationally renowned Karate organisation consisting of 1350 branches within Japan and 250 groups outside Japan. Kombat Federation are very proud to have had students selected for the following International Karate Competitions: European and World championships.
Federation European Wadokai Junior European Championships England Japanese Karate Federation Wado Kai World Cup Tokyo, Japan Japanese National Championships Tokyo Japan
Federation European Wadokai European Championships Reading
Federation European Wadokai European Championships Sweden
Federation European Wadokai European Championships Romania
Funakoshi Cup Poland
International Open Wasquehal France
Junior World Karate Federation European Championships Portugal World University Karate Championships, Montenegro Federation European Wadokai European Championships Reading
International Open Wasquehal France Japanese Karate Federation Wadokai World Cup Nagoya Japan Federation European Wadokai European Championships Hungary
European Karate Championships Montpellier, France World University Karate Championships, Portugal Federation European Wadokai European Championships Belgium Reyjavic International Games Iceland Federation European Wadokai European Championships Italy
Wadokai All Nations Championships Federation European Wadokai European Championships Ireland
Federation European Wadokai European Championships Ireland FEDERATION
FEW European Championships Hungary 2015
World University Karate Championships Montenegro 2016
FEW European Championships Belgium 2016
FEW European Championships Belgium 2016
FEW European Championships Belgium 2016
Reyjavic International Games Iceland 2017
FEW European Championships England 2014
FEW European Championships
Japanese National Championships Tokyo Japan in 2005
Japanese Karate Federation Wadokai World Cup Tokyo Japan 2005
Federation European Wadokai European Championships Romania 2008
Japanese Karate Federation Wadokai World Cup Nagoya Japan 2015
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Q. What Equipment is needed to take part in the classes? A. A sparring kit is required from yellow belt comprising of mitts, boots & gumshield. To comply with our ‘Safe Practice Policy’ only our standardised sparring kit will be allowed to be worn ensuring your child is wearing adequate protection in class. These can be purchased (£35) via www.kombatkits.com Q. How many years has Kombatkids been teaching karate to children? A. Kombatkids was established in 1992 and has been teaching karate to children for over 27 years. Q. Do you offer adults classes? A. Yes we offer an adults only over 30's class on a Tuesday evening at the Great Barr Hub. Q. Are all the Instructors Enhanced DBS Checked/What other qualifications do all instructors hold? A. All instructors are EKF accredited, Members of UK Coaching, Enhanced DBS Checked. All certification is held by recognised training providers such as St John Ambulance First Aid in Sport, NSPCC Child Protection in Sport, UK Coaching Safeguarding and Child Protection in Martial Arts, UK Coaching Inclusive Activity Programme, Mental Health Awareness in Sport (MHFA). All instructors hold MartialGuard Instructors Public & Products Liability insurance underwritten by Allianz Insurance Plc Q. What age can students start training in Karate? A. Any time after the age of 4 years. Q. Does the Association enter tournaments? A. Yes, Domestic, European, and World Championships every 4 years. Q. I have 3/4 children training do i get a reduction in costs? A. All siblings after the 2nd child is FREE. This applies also to grading exams and licence is FREE for the first year. Membership is reduced to £20 each (inc. suit & members pack) Q. I Have 2 children do I get a reduction in costs? A. Class fee family reduction £10 reduction per half term. Q. What do the students wear initially to take part in the classes? A. Tracksuit Bottoms/Joggers and a T Shirt, a drink is needed for the break, the class is done in bare feet. Q. Can parents/Carers watch the Lessons? A. We encourage parents to watch the class. This is not always possible as we have to adhere to differing school policies. Please see check under ‘Venues’ for details Q. How often are the students gradings and frequency ? A. Gradings are held 4 times per year (Mar / Jun / Oct / Dec) cost £35 inc. Examination, Certificate & Belt. Q. Do the students need a licence to do Karate? A. Any reputable karate club you have to hold a licence, it is a record of their grades and membership to the club. Annual cost £47. Q. How much is the membership to join the club, What is included? A. Membership is £40 for the 1st child / £30 for the 2nd child / £20 for each sibling therafter inc. karate suit, association badge & members pack. Q. How Much are the Lessons each week? A. First 5 classes Free (min. saving £25). Class fees vary with each instructor (£5 - £6 per student)
the Japanese connection In 2002 Sensei Steve 5th Dan and Sensei Paul 4th Dan started training regularly with Sensei Sakagami 8th Dan. Sakagami Sensei is one of the original Japanese instructors who started teaching in Europe in the 1970â€™s and was fortunate to train under the founder of Wado Ryu karate Grandmaster Ohtsuka 10th Dan Meijin.
All instructors train regularly under Sakagami Sensei and are also graded by Sakagami Sensei for their Dan grades.
Steve and Paul have trained weekly under the tuition of Sakagami Sensei for over 18 years, focusing on studying Wado Karate to the highest standard. Kombat Federation are also afilliated to Wado Kai England, Sakagami Sensei is the President and founder. Sensei Steve is a Wado kai England Kata coach, preparing athletes to compete at European and World level.
Sensei Steve, Selina and family attended the Wado Kai World cup in Japan 2005 and in 2015.
All Steveâ€™s and Pauls Dan grades are registered at the JKF headquarters in Tokyo Japan.
Sensei Steve, Selina and Sensei Paul have trained for the last 18 years in Ryu Kyu Kobujutsu a traditional weapons system covering the weapons of Bo, Sai, Kama, Tekko, Tonfa.
Kombatkids represented Wadokai England Karate Do World Cup in Nagoya Japan 2015
Sensei Steve 5th Dan England Kata Coach Interviewed by the BBC West Midlands
Students being interviewed by Radio WM before going to Japan for the World Cup
4 Bronze Medals from a World Championships not a bad days work!
Selina, Lana & Anisha supporting WKE England squad.
Students training in Tokyo Japan.
Isaac and Callum taking joint Bronze Medals in Kata.
fundraising in the community Kombat Kids are always keen to get involved within the local communities, and are not afraid of doing their bit!.
Kombat Kids raised £1802 for Sport Relief in 2012 and then once again raised £1871 in 2014.
Sensei Steve has cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats raising £1500 for the Walsall Manor Hospital MRI Scanner Appeal, and has also completed the London Marathon to raise £1811 for Mencap.
£1041 was raised for Birmingham Childrens Hospital through the Finlays Big Bandage campaign in July 2014.
Kombat Federation have also raised £480 for Children in Need, and £75 for the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust. Selina Moore (Association Secretary) has completed the Great North Run in Newcastle raising over £700 for the Make a Wish Foundation.
Instructors also raised £1500 for Birmingham Childrens Hospital & Brain Tumour Research by having their hair shaved in 2015.
2015 Movember £1082 raised for Brain Tumour Research
2016 Finlay church memorial course £1315 Brain Tumour Research
2016 Sensei Steve cycled Yoxall to Manchester in 11.5 hours £1595 raised for Brain Tumour Research
2016 Wear a hat week Brain Tumour Research £2284
2017 Three Peaks Challenge for War Child
2019 £3973 Wear A Hat Week for Brain Tumour Research
2019 £600 Kombat Kids Cyclists 100 Miles Cycle Ride
2019 £937 Katathon 100 Katas in 3 Hours for Brain Tumour Reseach
the c 2018 £1257 Help for Heroes - Coast to Coast Kombat Cyclists
2018 £3510 Wear A Hat Week for Brain Tumour Research
2018 Solstice Walk - St. Giles Hospice
2018 £2501 Brain Tumour Research
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24 countries competed for glory at the Morningside Arena Leicester in August 2018. Wadokai England were the proud hosts, with a huge effort from the organising committee to run a successful championships Watling Waste were the main championships Sponsors. Kombat kids proudly sponsored the cost of all of the WKE England Tracksuits
Wadokai England Kombat Federation are proud to be members of Wadokai England, attending monthly squad training sessions in kata and Kumite with the WKE Coaches, under the guidance of Sakagami Sensei 8th Dan. Yearly selections take place to represent WKE at the FEW European Championships which are held every year in a different members country in Europe. Kombatkid have represented WKE in England, 2005, England 2006, Sweden 2007, Romania 2008, England 2014, Hungary 2015, Belgium 2016, Italy 2017, Ireland 2018, Hungary 2019. The Wadokai World Cup is held every four years, usually in Japan, Kombatkidâ€™s students select for this major Championships, competing in 2005, 2015, 2018 & are working towards being selected for 20201 in Tokyo Japan. Sensei Steve Moore 5th Dan is a Wadokai England Kata coach Sensei Anisha Mistry 3rd Dan is an assistant Wadokai England Kata coach
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