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Typical Class

In a typical Tetsudo class in Sheffield you will train in a variety of areas including freestyle, self defence and stick work.
Each class may lend a particular focus to one area over another but generally all will be present.
The key structure of each class will be as follows:

  • Warm-up
  • Bow
  • Core Training
  • Bow


The warm-up is an essential part of the class and is designed to increase flexibility, fitness and endurance.
It will include cardio exercises and various types of stretching including dynamic, active, passive and ballistic.
These exercises can be adjusted depending on an individuals' fitness levels and so it is important to raise any injuries or concerns with the instructor at the start of the class.


The bow is used at the start and end of the class. It is an important movement to convey respect for your instructor, for the teachings, for each other and most importantly yourself.
It is a time to bring your mind to focus on the class before you and reflect on the instructions just given. It is within the opening bow that you firmly place all outside distractions mentally outside of the training room, the session ahead is for you to develop your mind and body, using this time for yourself and leaving the demands of everyday life at the door. Clear your mind, prepare and focus.

Core Training

This is the core of the class and will develop on areas where the instructor wishes to focus that week. In the vast majority of cases most of the following elements will be included each week, but often a specialised class will be taught. Follow the drop down menu at the top of the page for more details. A warm-down is included within the core training.
  • Foundation Techniques
  • Freestyle
  • Self Defence
  • Kedh
  • Stick Work
  • Meditation
  • Energy Concepts