Language

 

 As qualified and experienced language teachers we provide  the right level of support whilst challenging students in a relaxed atmosphere

Japanese 

Along with kanji, the Japanese writing system primarily uses two syllabic scripts, hiragana (ひらがな) and katakana (カタカナ). 

English 

As the global world becomes ever smaller, English is used consistently as the language of choice in travel, business and pleasure. 

Karate 

 

Karate can be practiced as an art (budō), self defense or as a combat sport. Traditional karate places emphasis on self-development (budō). 

Modern Japanese style training focuses on the psychological elements incorporated into a proper kokoro (attitude) such as perseverance, fearlessness, virtue, and leadership skills. Sport karate places emphasis on exercise and competition. 

Karate training is commonly divided into kihon (basics or fundamentals),  kata (forms), and kumite (sparring)

 

Celebrate Culture


Experience the cultural trends of Japan & UK during and Celebrate Culture Events and Workshops
 
Understand a new culture and become fascinated.  It helps you see the world from a new angle.  Whether you are keen to learn more about your own culture or a dive into a completely new culture.  You can begin to appreciate its beauty through various activities including traditional arts and crafts, food and fashion. 

 

Japan Shop

 

Create your own authentic Japanese cuisine with traditional ingredients 
 
Helen Akiyama
Takeshi Akiyama
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Pleased to meet you.

My love and connection with Japan comes from working in Okayama City as a JET (Japan Exchange & Teaching Program), marrying Mr. Akiyama and having a bilingual family life.  I have the appearance of an English Rose but I can understand & appreciate both British and Japanese traditions on a deeper level. In other words, I enjoy tea with scones or sushi with sake!

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I settled in the UK in 2001 after Helen and I were married in a traditional British ceremony.  My love and connection with Martial Arts started when I was at High school and enjoyed learning Kendo which I continued while I was a student at University in America. 

Having brought up my two sons as bilingual speakers, I understand the importance of delving as deep as possible into the language and culture to fully appreciate the beauty and to master it. 

Helen

07788 778 001 

helen@akiyamaconnects.co.uk 

Takeshi

07853 008 524

takeshi@akiyamaconnects.co.uk 

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