What equipment will I need to buy?

You can train in karate with very little equipment as it is centred around the use of your own body.  To begin all you will need is your Gi (karate suit).

As you continue with your practice we provide a recommended equipment list for each grade, which includes items such as elasticated mitts and a gum shield for the more advanced kumite at the higher grades.

There is also the option of training weapons, head-guards, books, DVDs, breaking boards, etc – but it would be unusual for someone under black belt to consider buying these items.

We can supply most of the above or point you in the direction of places that give the best prices.