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About Our Karate Partnership

At Malvern we are very proud of our very successful Partnership with Malvern Shotokan Karate Club.  In collaboration with the Malvern Shotokan Karate Club, Malvern pupils have the opportunity to been benefit from weekly sessions which help foster physical, social, emotional, and cognitive well-being.

Weekly Karate Sessions

Malvern Shotokan Karate Club offer engaging sessions twice a week within our school.  These sessions provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the art of Karate. These sessions not only impart the physical skills of balance, strength, and coordination but also contribute to the holistic development of our students.


Every child who joins Malvern in Reception has the exciting opportunity to participate in weekly Karate lessons. This early exposure not only introduces them to the sport but also aids in the development of gross motor control.

Grading Opportunities

Malvern pupils also have the opportunity to showcase their progress through grading opportunities held throughout the academic year. This system not only provides a tangible measure of their achievements but also instils a sense of accomplishment.

Why Karate?

In addition to physical benefits karate can bring, our Karate offer emphasises the development of essential character traits such as self-esteem, self-control and resilience.  In addition numerous academic studies have highlighted the positive correlation between Martial Arts participation and improved academic performance, motivation, behaviour and confidence. These benefits extend to all students and are particularly valuable for those with Special Educational Needs (SEN).


We are very proud that Malvern Shotokan Karate Club have commissioned specially trained Autism Champions among their instructors. This demonstrates their commitment to understanding and addressing the needs of children with SEND, making our Karate offer inclusive and valuable for all.  These lessons are offered on a weekly basis to children who attend Malvern and help support their holistic development. 

Celebrating Achievements:

Our Karate program incorporates a reward system that celebrates a diverse range of skills and attributes. This inclusive approach creates tangible goals, fosters an environment where every participant can experience success, feel inspired and stay engaged.

Regional and National Competitions:

We are delighted that children who attend regular sessions have the opportunity to compete in regional and national Karate competitions. These events provide a platform for our talented participants to showcase their skills and compete against children from across the country, fostering a spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie.

We are excited about the positive impact our Karate program continues to have on our pupils and look forward to further enriching their lives through this dynamic partnership.  If you like to learn more about our exciting offer, please contact the school office or Malvern Shotokan Karate Club via the information below. 

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