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Give your children the gift of a lifetime:
Sports. Skills. Social learning. Conflict competence.

Martial Arts is good for children, especially in a time when physical experiences are getting rarer: The modern world puts as all at a serious risk of debodification. (further reading, if you are interested: Finding the Missing Links of body and mind.)

You don't have to read through articles, though, because you and your children can experience the high level of mindfulness that comes with martial arts training now in Glasgow East End. Combat sports address matters of conflict, anger and communication like hardly any other form of physical education.   

Our classes in Glasgow start from 6 years of age. 

Why choose Glasgow Karate and the

Missing Link concept for your kids?

Coming from Germany to the UK, Bonsai Martial Arts is a proven system of teaching basic martial arts to young children: Health and fitness, social skills, conflict competence, teamwork, empathy and assertiveness, discipline and the ability to cope with difficulties and challenges. The book became a martial arts best seller in Germany and is is available in English here.

What is Missing Link Martial Arts?
Our lessons are based on Missing Link, a modern style connecting Japanese Karate to its Chinese roots. We are not fussing about with competition, we open the world of martial arts to your kids at a fair price and with a clear outlook to grow more into it as they grow older themselves. Read more about The Missing Link Concept.

The first lesson is always free. 

Your children and (just as important) you as a parent or carer should have a chance to see if you like our training. Afterwards, the training costs £17.99 per month.  The contract is rolling, because we know that kids sometimes change their mind. You can sign up here.

Hidden costs?


Yes! You might want to get a Missing Link t-shirt and some white Karate pants. Occasionally, there are seminars and gradings, which means you have to buy a new belt (but we don't charge huge amounts for the gradings itself. Seminars are usually around £10). On top of all that, you will need a yearly license and insurance for £20 per year. And that's it. 

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When and where?

Every Thursday at 4.30pm 

from May 2023

The Wellbeing Hub

14 Rogart Street, East End

Glasgow G40

More questions? 

Of course there is much more to ask. How fast do I get my black belt? How do gradings work? When will I be invincible? Can parents watch? Who are the teachers? Are they PVG checked? What is their education? 

On your first visit, you will get a little booklet that answers all these questions. And whatever else you need to know, you can always ask via eMail at, via WhatsApp at 07838 951745 or in training. 

Who are the teachers?

Just starting up, our instructor team is going to grow. Children are the most demanding group of students for martial arts instructors. The experience and ability to work with children is their main talent – while we also take care that there is always a black belt in every lesson. Teacher in East Kilbride is Heero, who has been teaching martial arts for over 35 years in many different countries and is one of the founding members of Missing Link.  He also worked for the German police in violence prevention and wrote a couple of books. Sooner or later your children also will meet Chris, a Welshman moving to Scotland, who is a nurse and has taught Karate for more than 20 years. 

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More information about Glasgow Karate here:

(that includes our Jukuren group

for martial artists 30+)

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