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Review Page Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 7 reviews
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Below are comments from members about MKKI UK Branch. I hope their reviews are helpful?

Kobudo at 60 & above

★★★★★
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I retired early at the age of 60, was overweight and suffered with arthritis. I wanted some form of activity. I found this family run Kobudo Club and so I enquired. Went along to watch, very impressed and Sensei made me feel very welcome. I became a club member and now much fitter, enjoying my Kobudo at the age of 73. Will always be grateful to my Sensei, his family and my fellow students.

Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International

★★★★★
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My son has been training with Bateman Sensei for Kobudo, having previously started training in Anshin Ryu. We have found Bateman Sensei an exacting teacher, following in the traditions delivered by the Matayoshi family as they have been taught by Sanguinetti Sensei. The etiquette, culture and history are given their due importance, and the reasons behind the kata are clearly explained. At a time when the martial arts are often dumbed-down to appeal to a mass market, this faithfulness is to be commended. I would commend MKKI and Bateman Sensei to anyone with a serious interest in the martial arts and particularly those who wish to study a coherent system integral to its proper culture and history.

A superb martial arts school

★★★★★
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Having been training with Sensei Bateman for just over 6 months I can say it's been a fantastic experience that's taught me so much. From the wide range of kobudo weapons to how one should act and behave as a true martial artist. Everyone is incredibly friendly and our class helps everyone get the best out of one another. I couldn't recommend this enough to anyone wanting to try something different and pick up an amazing skill from a fantastic school.

Excellent Club

★★★★★
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I have been studying Kobudo with Bateman Sensei since 2009 and have learned so much. The standard of tuition is exceptional and delivered in a fun and friendly atmosphere, while maintaining the true essence of Japanese etiquette and culture.

Excellent Martial Art school

★★★★★
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Traditional teachings in a very friendly atmosphere by very knowledgeable and experienced Sensei. Will recommend this school to anyone.

A great place to study traditional martial arts!

★★★★★
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I've been studying matayoshi kobudo with sensei Fred Bateman for about 1-3 years at this dojo now and it's probably been the best choice I've ever made! I personal owe a thank you to him for getting me into the traditional side of martial arts and for rediscovering a passion again! The tution at the school is both enjoyable and the atmosphere at the club very friendly. The classes are run with a set citeria in mind, and sensei Bateman helps you work through the relevant syllabus while at the time helps you keep your technique and form correct. I would highly recommend this dojo to anyone wishing to start their own personal journey into budo and traditional martial arts, the tution is second to non!!

Matayoshi Kobudo

★★★★★
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As a practising martial artist and instructor I am very particular about whom I train with. First and foremost the quality of instruction and knowledge of the subject is paramount.Bateman Sensei fulfills both these criteria and then some!If you are wanting to start your journey in the martial arts or are already a practitioner you will not find better instruction, anywhere. Come and see for yourself you will not be disappointed.