Martial Arts in LucknowThe art of self-defense conditions the body and the mind to fight back in case of an assault. This is provided in martial arts training with karate, kung-fu, judo, jujitsu, taekwondo, kick boxing and also boxing. Lucknow has facilities for all these to provide adequate training in self-defense.
District Amateur Karate-Do Association in Lucknow regularly organizes karate camps for young boys and girls to train them in the art of self-defense. It is only one amongst other karate organizations in the city. These include the Shotokan Karate Do Japan Association, Uttar Pradesh Renbukan Karate Association, KIAI Karate Do International Association, Uttar Pradesh Genseiryu Karate Do Association and Uttar Pradesh Wado Kai Karate Association. Karate is also being promoted as a sport by the World Sports Karate Federation in Lucknow.
Lucknow is home to the Taekwondo Federation of India (TFI). It was formed in 1976 and was affiliated to the Asian Taekwondo Union in 1978. The Government of India has also recognized this organization as the apex body for taekwondo in the country. Due to its efforts, taekwondo was introduced in the National Games in 1985. TFI has regularly organized the demonstration of the sport by Korean experts. It has affiliated members in various states and union territories and lays down the curriculum for the training of taekwondo and its promotion in the country. It organizes national championships every year in different cities.
Kick boxing is another sport and technique of self-defense that is becoming more popular in Lucknow. It is a combination of various martial arts and training can begin at as young as five years and it can be practiced by both boys and girls.
List of Karate Classes in Lucknow
The Red Brigades in Lucknow district is a group of girls who have come together to train themselves in self-defense and to promote it amongst other girls. Hailing from humble rural background they have risen against conventional prejudices to band together and raise their voices against attacks on women. The Red Brigades organize workshops in martial arts for girls in the area. This not only gives them valuable self-defense skills but also increases their confidence. The Uttar Pradesh Sate Women’s Commission has also organized free martial arts training in Lucknow to train girls in self-defense.
Self-defense training centres in Lucknow include:
District Amateur Karate Do Association
Alambagh, Lucknow – 226005
Tel: 91 9335247305
Dragon Academy of Martial Arts
K-107, Sanjay Gandhi Puram
Faisabad Road, Lucknow - 226016
Tel: 91 522 4005009
Japan’s Shoto Karate
RDSO Stadium, Manak Nagar
Alambagh, Lucknow - 226011
Tel: 91 9335247305
Krishna Avtar Karate
Marry Gold Apartment, Indira Nagar
Lucknow - 226005
Tel: 91 9794360661
C-1/339, Sector G, Aliganj Extension
Lucknow – 226024
Tel: 91 9335356732, 91 9005171261, 91 9415583596
World Sports Karate Federation
3/106, 1st Floor, Vivek Khand-3
Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-226010
Tel: 91 522 2303663, 91 522 2303664, 91 9994941352
Fax: 91 522 2397710
Judo Training Centre
Church Road, Sector 9, Vikas Nagar
Lucknow – 226022
UP Kickboxing Association
(Beside Indira Bridge), Nishatganj
Lucknow - 226006
Tel: 91 9415455714
Taekwondo Federation of India
33/26, B.N. Ghai Lane, Lalbagh
Lucknow – 226001
Tel: 91 522 3010920, 91 522 30109 71