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Leeds Shotokan Karate
“There is no first attack in Karate” Gichin Funakoshi. 

There is more to Karate than physical techniques, at its foundation is a tradition of spiritual and physical development and as Master Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan Karate said “the ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participation”.  Karate training builds self discipline, suppleness, co-ordination, speed of reaction, overall fitness, stamina and a sense of inner calm.  It is also highly enjoyable! 


Welcome to Leeds Shotokan Karate Club

Please feel free to browse our website.  Leeds Shotokan Karate Club is a member of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB), the largest Shotokan Karate organisation in Great Britain. 


Beginner's Two Week Taster Course

Includes 4 lessons for £20.00.  All levels of ability welcome - we have White Belts through to KUGB Squad Members at our club.  For more information, contact Steve Cuddy on 0777 4980097.


Special offer for students with a current NUS card ...

First lesson free, first three months £3.00 per lesson and thereafter normal price of £5.00 per lesson will apply.  All levels of ability welcome - we have White Belts through to KUGB England Squad Members at our club.

For more information, contact Steve Cuddy on 07774980097.


National Championships, 3 May 2014

The next competition will be the 48th KUGB National Championships at the National Indoor Arena, King Edwards Road, Birmingham B1 2AA.  The eliminations will start at 10 am and the finals will start at 4 pm.

We have 16 competitors at this prestigious event who would appreciate as much support as possible - we encourage anyone linked to the club or interested in karate to come along.  Spectator entry is £18.00 payable on the door.  


Next Competition...

The CITY OF LIVERPOOL YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS on 31 May 2014.  This is a good competition for junior students of all abilities - so we encourage as many of our younger members to try and make this competition.  Full details to follow.


England Squad Selection 2014

Congratulations to Mathew Humphries, Michael Gale, Ethan Armstrong and James Humphries all of whom travelled to Liverpool on Saturday 25 January and were successfully selected for this years England Junior squad.  Sunday 26 January saw more success for the club with Ryan Tucker and Harry Cuddy both being selected for this seasons Senior squad.  Furthermore, this weekend, Michael Gale was also selected for the England Kata Squad.  Michael is the first member of our club to on the Kata Squad so very well done Michael.

Well done lads, keep up the hard work, you are a credit to the club.