"Many young and not so young people can benefit from useful skills taught at Scottish Kempo Academy schools that could transform lives!"
Rob Gibson, Member of the Scottish Parliament
"Very informative and focussed work done with our pupils on Kempo Self-Defence. Principles and tactics were relayed and taught skilfully – our pupils benefited from learning about real life situations in a challenging, enjoyable atmosphere. We are keen to include such expertise into our syllabus from now on."
Tain Royal Academy
Physical Education Department
We are a friendly, family-orientated, and well established Martial Arts organisation who take pride in being one of the finest Kempo organisations in the world. Our Martial Arts programmes are motivational, educational and inspirational with students receiving safe and practical Self-Defence tuition whilst reaching goals they never thought that they could achieve!
Our Chief Coach: Kyoshi Neil Hourston, 7th Degree Black Belt, is a respected Professional Martial Arts instructor with 29 years experience in the Japanese arts of Kempo, JuJitsu and Kobudo (weapons). All of our instructors are quality Martial Artists, trained to the highest level who inspire students towards the goal of Black Belt and beyond. We are committed to Highland Council's Child Protection Policy and all our instructors are Disclosure Scotland PVG checked. Kyoshi and the SKA Senior Coach: Shihan Helen Beattie, 6th Degree Black Belt, are qualified Emergency First Aiders.
We offer a variety of on-going programmes with continual beginner enrollment. Students attend various group classes at Inverness, Dingwall, Tain and Strathpeffer. Come along for a free trial lesson and experience how Kempo can improve the quality of your life!
The art of Yoshin Kempo is a historic blend of JuJitsu and Kempo. Adults and children (8yrs+) study ancient Samurai Martial Arts skills for effective Self-Defence. Lessons lead to decreased stress, increased energy, improved focus, greater confidence, and self-discipline.
Our Lil' Dragons classes for 4 - 7 year-old children are dedicated to improving discipline and confidence through learning simple Self-Defence skills. Lessons focus on the ability to interact with other people as well as encouraging overall fitness and improving co-ordination.
If you wish to contact the SKA Office in Tain with a general query, to request Member Zone login details (members only), or to request a free trial lesson at Inverness, Dingwall, Tain or Strathpeffer, please complete the Contact Form and remember to enter a valid e-mail address.
Current intermediate syllabus: White Tiger. Next Grading exams: 28th/29th June.