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Would You like to
Learn Shotokan Karate?
  • Increase Self Discipline
  • Increase Self-Esteem and Confidences

  • Learn and Earn Respect

  • Get Fit and Active

  • Increase Coordination
  • Set and Achieve Goals - Boost Motivation

  • Increase Physical, Mental Health, and Wellbeing

  • Make New Friends


Don't worry if you've never done Karate before - our club instructors have much experience in teaching beginners of all ages.

Our range of classes is designed to help students to progress and achieve their own personal targets.

Many of our students practice Karate for different reasons, some to get/keep fit, some for self-defence, some people enjoy meeting new friends and others enjoy training with us to improve self-awareness, self-confidence and self-esteem.

Parents and teachers continually report on the improvement in the behaviour of children who train regularly.

Most adults we speak to are slightly apprehensive about starting something new. We often hear comments like ‘I’m too old to start’ or I’m not fit enough’. Many of our members didn't start until they were in their 40s, 50s or 60s and one of the many benefits of Karate training is that your fitness and health will steadily improve. Have a look at joining our classes.

Leeds Shotokan Karate Club is currently taking new members, if you have an interest in learning Karate or have a question about the lessons please contact us.

"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, coordination, the speed of reaction, overall fitness, stamina and a sense of inner calm. It is also highly enjoyable!


Club News - COVID 19 Opening - 11th May 2021

Excellent News that Leeds Shotokan Karate Club will be finally OPENING again due to the next phase of the COVID 19 restrictions. Leeds Shotokan Karate Club will be opening the dojo on Tuesday 18th May 2021 at 7 PM. We hope to see new and old faces soon as possible.

The current guidance coming in practices is:

As of May 17th 2021 - Training returns to normal. All COVID restrictions to training practice are removed and club members may enjoy a full range of training activity, including internal club competitions.

Training between clubs remains forbidden until Government give notice to end Social-distancing and lift travel restrictions.

Club News - COVID 19 - 24th March 2020

Please note that Leeds Shotokan Karate Club will be closed due to COVID 19 and government advice until further notices. Leeds Shotokan Karate Club will be opening the dojo as soon as it is safe to do so. Hope you and your family all stay safe and well.

Should you require information please visit the following weblink:

Please Stay at Home to Protect the NHS and those who may be vulnerable to the virus. Thanks

Club News - Dan Grading - 5th October 2019

Congratulations to Sensei Michael Gale who successfully passed his 4th Dan grading under Sensei Sherry, Sensei Poynton and Sensei Brennan at the Special Dan Grade Course in Bath.

Club News - New Venue: 17th September 2019

Leeds Shotokan Karate Club is excited to announce that from Tuesday 17th September 2019, we will be opening our doors from the beginning where Leeds Shotokan Karate Club started in Armley. This Dojo will be open to all existing KUGB and Leeds Shotokan Karate Club members and any new members who wish to start karate.


The classes will start at the usual time of 7:00pm to 8:30pm on a Tuesday and Wednesdays in the Main Hall.


17th South West Leeds Scout Headquarters

Wesley Rd


LS12 1SR

Should you require any further details, do not hesitate to contact Sensei Steve Cuddy on 07774 980097 or email at

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