Humber Works, Humber Road
The Dojo is based in Nottingham and is a fully air-conditioned room, 1500 msq, fully matted with disabled toilet. One side of the hall is fully mirrored and ballet bars for stretching the length of the hall. There is a traditional Makiwara (striking post) as well as strike dummies, punch bags and many more pieces of training equipment. Karate consists of a good mixture of cardiovascular endurance, strength training and flexibility exercises that are designed to benefit the whole body. Their purpose is to make sure that you work at a level that is comfortable, yet challenging. They cover all the area of Nottingham. For further information, please call the helpline number above.
Aidan Trimble was born in Nottingham, England in 1960. He began training inkarate at the ageof eleven and won his first British title at the age of 17.That same year he was selected for the England squad and was a member of the team that won the European Championships in Germany in 1978. In 1983 Aidan became the first Britain to win a World Karate Title in Tokyo, Japan at the age of 22. Following his competition career Aidan worked as a body guard, taught combat to the Military, trained as an actor securing many TV roles, became a prolific author with several titles sold World wide, but it is as a teacher that Aidan has excelled becoming an award winning coach and forming an International karate Federation.Aidan now runs one of the most prestigious karate centres in the country and has produced some of Britain's top competitors.
A great deal of time has been spent on creating a timetable that can provide quality sessions regardless of your level, from absolute beginner to international competitor, from six year olds to seventy! The adults have separate classes from the children with the children's classes taking place Monday to Friday 5.00pm to 6.00 and Adults beginning at 6.30. We also have lunchtime classes for adults who struggle to attend evening classes.
The Hall (Dojo) is a fully air-conditioned room, 1500 msq, fully matted with disabled toilet. One side of the hall is fully mirrored and ballet bars for stretching the length of the hall. There is a traditional Makiwara (striking post) as well as strike dummies, punch bags and many more pieces of training equipment.
English Karate Federation, Federation of Shotokan Karate
I would recommend The Dojo to anyone looking for a Karate club in the East Midlands, from complete beginner through to 1st Dan and beyond, you will find everything you need to satisfy your level. With a 7th Dan chief instructor, regarded by many as one of the best instructors in this country, why would you want to train anywhere else? The Dojo offers a purpose built environment with great facilities - no more dusty old school halls! I wish I had discovered this place sooner!
Paul Brown - 06/07/2012 | report this review
I started training at the club after a break of several years being a lot older and far less fit and found it to be absolutely brilliant. The facilities are the best I've trained in of the various clubs I have attended when moving around over the years with a custom built dojo that is fully matted, air-conditioned, a mirrored wall and lots of equipment as well as changing and showering facilities. Classes run most days of the week at various times so that it is easy to find times that are convenient. Sensei Aidan Trimble is an excellent instructor who takes the time to explain how things are done in detail so that rather than simply trying to ape movements without knowing what you are supposed to be doing or why you understand how the technique works making it a lot easier to improve. He also is very encouraging breaking things down to a few key points to work on and once those have improved sufficiently moving on to the next thing. Finally the other students are worth mentioning as they are very friendly and helpful and cover the entire age range from children to pensioners making it a great social environment to train in.
Richard Amuzu - 17/04/2010 | report this review
Karate tuition and facilities at the highest level. The Dojo is purpose built and a superb place to train , in a friendly ,supportive environment. Andy M
Andrew Moore - 17/04/2010 | report this review
The dojo is a great place to learn karate. Sensei Aidan Trimble is a fantastic teacher and a really friendly guy - as are the other members in the club. I thoroughly recommend it to any woman looking for a sport that not only keeps you fit, but teaches you how to defend yourself effectively.
Rebecca Fisher - 23/03/2010 | report this review
The dojo is a gem in Nottingham. The purpose built facilities are excellent. The teaching provided by Sensei Trimble and the other instructors is of a consistently high standard. Most importantly for me, as a beginner, the atmosphere in class is very friendly and supportive. Recommended.
Andy Shaw - 23/03/2010 | report this review
My 8 year old son attends The Dojo karate school for more than 1 year. He is very happy about the lessons and made a significant progress. This is the fantastic school with very friendly environment and experienced staff. Strongly recommend. Oleg.
Oleg Makarovsky - 22/03/2010 | report this review
This is the best place in Nottingham to learn karate. Sensei Trimble is a very patient and kind teacher. The lessons are a consistent and high standard. karate is very good for fitness and helps with life and work stress. The facilities are excellent and I am glad I joined.
Susan Watkinson - 22/03/2010 | report this review
Always a welcoming environment! Training facilities are spot on with the changing facilities to match. The teaching standards are second to none and whether you want to practise Karate for your own self satisfaction/confidence etc or test yourself in the competition environment, this is the place to be. Everyone is enthusiastic, supportive and friendly - 15 years on and still look forward to each lesson. Great bunch of people socially too!
Julie Pikett - 22/03/2010 | report this review
My son attends the Dojo and has gained a lot of confidence, sensei Trimble is a fantastic teacher to have with all his qualifications & experience, what a privilage for the students. I am looking forward to when my daughter is old enought to join as she's already biting at the bit to get involved.
Darren Green - 20/03/2010 | report this review
The leaflet offering a free introductory lesson at came at exactly the right time in my life even though I'm a bit older than some of the others! I joined and It has made a new person of me. A year on, I'm much fitter, over a stone lighter, certainly a lot happier and utterly committed to training for as many years as I am able. I would love to think everyone enjoys life as much as I do now and it's all due to Karate at The Dojo
Karin Williams - 20/03/2010 | report this review
I've trained at quite a few places, normally in freezing cold school halls. When I started at the dojo I was blown away by the facilities - a great training area with proper mats laid down and mirrors on the wall. Its brilliant for beginners - the instructor is really friendly and everyone helps out during those first few weeks when you're getting used to doing karate. It's a great atmosphere - once you've tried training at a club like this there's no going back!
Jonathan Patrick - 20/03/2010 | report this review
My son started only 4 months ago, he is due to go for his first belt this weekend. He loves it. Karate has boosted his self confidence, self awareness and self motivation. We have tried many after school clubs, but this is the one for him! Sensei Trimble (and the other sensei) make Karate accessable for all...its a fun, friendly place to be. Just great :))
Jo Flood - 20/03/2010 | report this review
Martial Arts is so much more than just kicking and punching. Nowhere is this lesson taught better than at The Dojo. It's always my first port of call, whenever I return to the U.K. from the U.S.A, where I now live.
Dirk Robertson - 20/03/2010 | report this review
I have competed and trained all over the world, but nothing beats coing home and training at the dojo. Best possible facilities, best group of people to train with and more so the best possible teacher What ever your desire to achievew from Karate, theDojo can meet your needs. Ifs it general fitness, social gatherings, traditional Karate or Competitions look no further than The Dojo 5*+
Sonny Roberts - 19/03/2010 | report this review
My two children, aged 8 and 10, started training at the Dojo approx 18 months ago and haven't looked back since! They attend twice a week, usually on a Tuesday and Thursday. I have found Sensei Trimble and his staff to be extremely flexible, allowing the children to attend on different evenings if we have other commitments. The children have lots of fun, whilst also learning the life skill of karate. They have gained lots of self confidence, respect for others and general all round fitness. I can't wait until my third child is old enough to join the Dojo!
Annabelle Imray - 19/03/2010 | report this review
I've been training at The Dojo now for nearly three years, and have no previous knowledge of any martial arts. What a fantastic place it is, there have been so many benefits to my life since starting, great bunch of people who have now become friends outside of training, my health and fitness is much better, I'm a far more confident person than before and I feel I'm learning karate from one of the best teachers there is in the world, who just happens to be in Beeston 5 minutes drive from where I live! The facilities are excellent, and training is taught in an expert and patient manner for all ages and sizes.
Stephen Stevenson - 19/03/2010 | report this review
I have been practicing Karate (on and off) for the last 20 years. I was probably a little spoiled by my initial Dojo and teachers and subsequently kept looking for the right place. When I moved to Nottingham I was quite prepared to settle for something half decent just to have a place to practice. Was I ever impressed when I first stopped by for a class in November 2007. The location and facilities are perfect and all people I met were friendly and approachable. Most importantly Sensei Aidan Trimble has more to teach than most of us will ever have time to learn. His classes are casual enough to allow the newly interested to find their bearings but have the seriousness that is required to achieve great progress. Out of the 20 odd Shotokan Dojos I have trained at in as many years, this is certainly the best for me and probably for many others!
Karsten Klups - 19/03/2010 | report this review
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