If you don’t know Mr Ronnie Watt 9th Dan OBE ORS then I can guarantee that you know someone that does. Mr Watt is a Karate legend in the North East after devoting a lifetime to the martial art and teaching thousands of people, young & old for 5 decades. For his efforts in promoting karate he has been honoured by the Queen, received an Order of the Rising sun from the Emperor of Japan and obtained a 9th Dan, believed to be the highest rank awarded to a scot. His wife Gail has played a major part in running the National Karate Federation Academy, and his son Reeve & daughter Roxy have followed in his footsteps both training to a high level and also teaching karate. Mr Watt’s grandson Cooper also trains in the dojo.
Around 300 pupils at Kincorth Academy were treated to a free taster session in Karate, by Aberdeen’s own world-renowned karate master, Ronnie Watt (9th Dan) OBE ORS. Ronnie hopes to bring some of his 50 years of karate knowledge to the next generation having experienced first-hand how karate can have a positive effect on many aspects of people’s lives.
Approximately 300 students benefited from Ronnie’s time and had a taste of a martial discipline and many left with their first experience of these positive effects.
“Initially it’s a shock, they start off really scared or unsure, you can see the ones that lack confidence, that can’t get right and left correct. In a short time, by the end of the class you can see them change, it’s remarkable the difference.
However, to train Karate properly it takes years of practice but we all start somewhere. Karate motivates them to improve themselves. Modern society has lost some of the teachings of the past. Training Karate properly through the Japanese style discipline of Budo, can fill this deficiency in those that have the character to train. “
Ronnie runs evening classes for children and adults and after school classes throughout Aberdeen. Click here for details.
On the evening of the 11th of December Ronnie and some of his senior instructors will teach a self-defence class Level 1, open to adults, children and families at the Chester Hotel, Queens Road, Aberdeen. This is not a karate course, it is just a practical self-defence course for novices. No experience or fitness level is required. A unique opportunity for anybody wishing to experience a little knowledge and gain an extra qualification that may have some practical use at some point in a difficult situation. Accreditation certificates will be issued to all taking part on the night. Please book in Advance to be sure of a place. There is a small fee of £10 to cover costs.
Click here to book a place on the course or find out about training Karate with Ronnie.