Team Building

Ichiban Team Building for Companies and Organisations

A unique package to suit you and your team’s goals and objectives

Teams of all sizes (min. 10, max 100 depending on venue space) can work to improve all aspects of the team dynamic in a fun, safe and cost effective way, ultimately leading to a more energised, motivated and productive team.

"To know 10 thousand things know one well."


 Connecting People

 Building Trust in Teams

 Building Motivation 

 Building Positive Energy

 Develop Self-control

 Develop Awareness


Available Programmes 


The session is designed to energise employees. It concentrates on movement and breathing, to raise energy levels, and to remove inhibitions to help participants fully engage in the workshop.

1 hour

 Get everyone out of their shoes and socks

 Stretching and breathing to loosen up limbs and minds

 Learn basic karate techniques as one whole team (really FUN and energizing!), work together and collaborate as ONE big team

 Session is designed to be fun and open up the possibilties for more creative thinking and greater participation from teams


The session is designed for teams who follow set processes and procedures, but where more autonomy is now needed. Their teams will provide support and encourage each other to make decisions.

1.5 hour

 Participants will learn basic karate techniques as one whole team and then will be asked to provide a team demonstration to impress the other teams

 Participants will be provided with guidance and an opportunity to learn some basic moves in a fun environment.

 Teams will then demonstrate their new skills and have an opportunity to show how they would apply those skills.

from £15 per head

from £20 per head





 Session content

Each programme will contain some of basic elements such as:

  • Arrival/welcome – 

    Introducing ourselves (name introduction game/ice breaker).

  • Activity session – Based on Traditional Shotokan Karate (Japanese martial art).
  • Team-building session structure
    • Relaxation techniques.
    • Stretching.
    • Work together as one big team. Then split it into smaller teams of 5.
    • Communicate between each team member and work together as a smaller team.
    • Demonstration from each team to impress the other teams.
    • Big team co-ordination exercise and brief warm down exercise. De-brief.


Location of your choice. It can be outdoors (on grass) or indoors (eg. dance studio), these should be appropriate for exercise in bare feet.

 Extra services

CD of photographs for the event organiser.

Team Garments to look the same and make it a unique experience – Karate suits with white belt. We need the height (i.e. 1.70 m) and build (i.e. slim, medium or heavy) of each participant to acquire the correct size suit.

VoiceVoice exercises for your team leaders.




What our Clients Say

Balfour Beatty
Legal & Commercial Team


Teambuilding was fantastic – it really brought everyone together. The teambuilding was different and after the initial trepidation, everyone really got into it and had fun. I liked that the team building event was less formal, being a relaxed environment to spend time with the team outside work. Everyone was comfortable 'networking' with those from other offices. The team building exercise was well pitched as it did not involve prior experience/knowledge.

Management Team


Thank you for introducing me to something different. I learnt a lot in such short time. A great way to break down barriers, have some fun and also learn a thing or two!
Must admit that I didn’t really know what to expect from the session even though I am a qualified instructor in Control and Restraint techniques.  I quickly felt relaxed with being there and that was due to the way that Elena was taking us through the moves.


      About Elena Floris

      Elena is originally from Sardinia and moved to London to work and study. She started Karate in 1988 and after 5 years achieved her first black belt. She is a double World and European champion and UK champion for 6 consecutive years. Elena has lived in Japan and she is fluent in 3 languages. Today she runs her own clubs in West London inspiring others of the many benefits of Karate. She is regularly invited to teach and has inspired 1000’s of students of Karate across the UK. She has now taken these principles and applied them to her Team Building activities. She lives in Isleworth juggling her time between family and running several businesses.

      Elena Floris 


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      Size guide

      Ichiban International size chart

      Please stretch out flat before measuring

      JacketTrousersHigh waist trousers


      All sizes are in centimeters

      Assuming you order the correct size the arm sleeve length will fall one third up between the wrist and the elbow. The leg length will be just above the ankle. 

      If you like wearing a shorter sleeve and shorter trousers Ichiban recommend you order a part made to measure suit (giving exact dimensions of sleeves and legs). The sizes go according to the person’s height. Every person comes in different shapes and sizes, therefore Ichiban has created the above chart to assist you in choosing the correct size.  Please note that this is only a guideline. Diamensions may vary slightly from one batch to another. Please e-mail Ichiban if you need further assistance.


      Belt length


      When the belt is made up, lift both ends and ensure that they do not pass your chin.
      This is to prevent it from slapping your face when kicking.

      To assist you could apply the following formula:

      for the Regular belt (4cm width) :
      • (Waist in cm) x 2 + 110 to 120 cm (depending on if you want a standard length belt or long hanging belt. This can in turn be dependent on the amount of embroidery.)

      for the Wide belt (4.5cm width):
      • (waist in cm) x 2 + 120 to 130cm (depending on if you want a standard length belt or long hanging belt. This can in turn be dependent on the amount of embroidery.)