Rakesh Patel

Self-Defence | Fitness | Development Coach | Karate | Author

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Rakesh


Self-Defence

British Combat Association Instructor

Rakesh provides group and personal based practical self-defence sessions and courses called Kata Combat.

Development Coach

Level 7 leadership and mentoring coach

Rakesh coaches many people from all walks of life in helping them fulfill their potential professionally and personally.

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Fitness Instructor

Y-Box class founder & teacher

Rakesh uniquely blends training techniques & principles from martial arts & boxing to form the hugely popular fitness training class called Y-Box!

Personal Trainer

Level 3 Personal Trainer

Rakesh combines his gym, martial arts & development coaching skills to provide holistic personal training to help others achieve their physical goals.

Karate Teacher

7th Dan Karate instructor

Rakesh is co-chief instructor and founder at the Kamaete Schools of Traditional Shotokan Karate www.kstsk.co.uk

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Self-defence


The ultimate in practical self-defence!

Self-defence

Self-defence

Rakesh teaches Kata Combat self-defence to focus on practical and useful skills. Training is centred on avoiding danger through effective awareness to seek escape. Should you need to take action then the skills and tactics are sensible, simple and effective.


Self-Defence Classes

Mondays at 9pm at St.Paul's Church Upper Hall, Baldock Rd, Letchworth. SG6 2EH. Small and friendly class. FREE first session! Classes are £25 per month or £10 per session on a pay as you go basis. No joining fee. Open to all ages from 12.


Self-Defence one-to-one

Rakesh dedicates some time to conduct self-defence training on a one to one basis. Contact for availability.


Self-Defence Group session

Rakesh also delivers self-defence courses for schools, teachers, business staff, local groups & societies, gym staff to name a few.

Please get in touch for further information.

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Y-Box


Rakesh uniquely blends training techniques & principles from martial arts & boxing to form the hugely popular fitness training class called Y-Box!

Y-Box

Y-Box

The ultimate boxing based fitness class!

Rakesh formulated his own progressive fitness based class called Y-Box which blends techniques from boxing & Karate and applies them on partner held focus pads. Y-Box is a great way to focus the mind and channel energy and aggression. All contact is made with gloves on focus pads and not directly on others.


Y-Box

Fridays at 7.30pm to 8.30pm at St. Christopher School, Barrington Lane, Letchworth. SG6 3JZ. FREE first class! Term time only. For children (from age 10) and adults! The ULTIMATE boxing based fitness class! Booking essential. Classes are payable per term at £7.50 per session.

Class Structure

  • Warm up and dynamic stretch
  • Skills and techniques e.g. punches, body evasion & footwork
  • Progressively applying skills in pairs on the focus pads. One person "feeds" the focus pads enabling the other to strike them in various combinations
  • Cool down activity and recap

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

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Fitness


A qualified level 3 Personal Trainer, Rakesh combines his gym, martial arts & development coaching skills to provide holistic personal training to help others achieve their physical goals.

Personal Training

Personal Training

Achieve your fitness based lifestyle goals!

Rakesh works with a select few individuals and helps with their weight management, self-esteem, image perception, fitness and healthy lifestyle based goals.

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Coaching


Development Coaching

Development Coaching

As a level 7 leadership and mentoring coach, Rakesh coaches many people from all walks of life in helping fulfill potential professionally and personally:

  • Personal development coaching on a one to one basis.

  • Development coaching for business and sports club/group on a one to one basis.

  • Personal & Sports development, leadership and business coaching.


Some of areas in which Rakesh has helped others achieve and succeed:

Personal 
Personal development in work life balance
Embarking on the next career move
Self coaching as a way to improve resilience
Business
Help determine business strategies
Self-coaching in business workshops
Work shadowing
Team building and hiring strategy
Engagement, process redesign & training
Interview preparation
Well-being days


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Blog


The value of debrief
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Explore the power of reflecting in the form of a debrief. Some considerations, questions to ask and some tips.

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Move on!
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With so many things to juggle at once...moving on can be tricky. Here are some considerations to get a better balance.

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Take Action!
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So you're aware of what is required, and need to consider options. How do you make sure your response is awesome?

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Control space
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So I know I need to address some challenges, but how do I get started and ensure I spend my time and energy wisely?

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Awareness is awesome!
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The importance of awareness - 6 tips for awesome awareness.

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5 tips to achieve your goal
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What can I actually do to really help me achieve my goals?

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Restriction + Motivation = Growth
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'in person distancing' is a huge restriction, but can we still grow during these times of isolation?

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FREE Downloads


Applied Karate - Jion eBook
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Applied Karate - Jion eBook

This was my written element I submitted for my 5th Dan BCA grading under Iain Abernethy 7th Dan.

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Applied Karate - Bassai Dai/Passai eBook
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Applied Karate - Bassai Dai/Passai eBook

Written version covering some of the drills and applications taught during group classes, seminars and personal sessions.

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Applied Karate - Bunkai Drills Part 1
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Applied Karate - Bunkai Drills Part 1

Article on some simple bunkai drills.

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Applied Karate - Bunkai Drills Part 2
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Applied Karate - Bunkai Drills Part 2

Article on some simple bunkai drills to progress those covered in part 1.

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Applied Karate - A Duality of theme
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Applied Karate - A Duality of theme

Article on a dual theme based approach for karate kata - combat and competence.

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Applied Karate - A Kata Evolution
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Applied Karate - A Kata Evolution

Article on the evolution of Jion being expressed in the kata Jiin.

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Contact


  • Rakesh Patel
  • Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom