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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

JOIN OUR CLASSES

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!

News:

Club Kyu Grading News - Successful Course and Grading with Sensei Giuseppe D'Onofrio - 19th November 2023

Excellent news all our Leeds Shotokan Karate Club students successfully passed their grading with Sensei Guiseppe D'Onofrio. The grading was held with the following clubs Newark JKA Karate Club and Rotherham JKA Karate Club at Newark JKA Karate Club.

The following Leeds Shotokan Karate Club Students who passed their grading are:

Leigh Gill - 4th Kyu

Christopher Owen - 4th Kyu

Tom Wallis - 4th Kyu

Stephanie Makam - 6th Kyu

Liam McLeary - 8th Kyu

Adam Tupiv - 8th Kyu

Thomas Cheetham - 8th Kyu

Well done everyone!

Competition News - HDKI GB National Open Championships - 14th October 2023

Well done to all from Leeds Shotokan Karate Club who competed at the HDKI GB National Open Championships 2023.

The results are as follows:

2nd Place - Tom Wallis - Kumite - Male - 10th to 4th Kyu - 20 years and above

3rd Place - Tom Wallis - Kata - Male - 10th to 4th Kyu - 20 years and above

3rd Place - Liam Mcleary - Kumite - 10th to 4th Kyu - 20 years and above

3rd Place - Stephanie Mekam - Kumite - Female -10th to 4th Kyu 12-15 years below 5’2”

3rd Place - Stephen Riley - Kumite - Male Veterans

 

Well done all.

Massive thanks to all who came down to support the club.

Competition News - JKA Northern  and Central Region  Championships - 17th September 2023

Well done to all who competed at the JKA England Northern and Central Region Championships.

1st Place - Suzanne Wallis - Female Kumite

1st Place - Stephen Riley - Veterans Male Kumite

Massive thanks to all who came down to support the club.

 

Club Kyu Grading News - Successful Course and Grading with Sensei Mick Lowe - 5th July 2023

Excellent news all our Leeds Shotokan Karate Club students successfully passed their grading with Sensei Mick Lowe. The grading was held with at Leeds Shotokan Karate Club Dojo

The following Leeds Shotokan Karate Club Students who passed their grading are:

Leigh Gill - 5th Kyu

Sonny Thorton - 5th Kyu

Tom Wallis - 5th Kyu

Chris - 5th Kyu

Linus Alexander - 6th Kyu

Phoebe Alexander - 6th Kyu

Stephanie - 7th Kyu

Madeleine - 8th Kyu

Adam - 9th Kyu

Liam - 9th Kyu

Thomas 9th Kyu

Tom 9th Kyu

Well done everyone!

 

Social Event News - 1st July 2023

Thanks to all who attended the social event/get-together with Leeds Shotokan Karate Club. It was entertaining and a great pleasure to get to know everyone. A special thank you to Suzanne who organised it all. OSS. 

 

Club Kyu Grading News - Successful Course and Grading with Sensei Mick Lowe - 5th March 2023

Excellent news all our Leeds Shotokan Karate Club students successfully passed their grading with Sensei Mick Lowe. The grading was held with at Leeds Shotokan Karate Club Dojo

The following Leeds Shotokan Karate Club Students who passed their grading are:

Leigh Gill - 6th Kyu

Sonny Thorton - 6th Kyu

Tom Wallis - 6th Kyu

Linus Alexander - 7th Kyu

Phoebe Alexander - 7th Kyu

Cole Mitteng Glover - 8th Kyu

Stephanie - 8th Kyu

Madeleine - 9th Kyu

Well done everyone!

Club Kyu Grading News - Successful Course and Grading with Sensei Mick Lowe - 20th November 2022

Excellent news all our Leeds Shotokan Karate Club students successfully passed their grading with Sensei Mick Lowe. The grading was held with the following clubs Rochdale JKA Karate Club and Rotherham JKA Karate Club at Rotherham JKA Karate.

The following Leeds Shotokan Karate Club Students who passed their grading are:

Leigh Gill - 7th Kyu

Sam Thorton - 7th Kyu

Sonny Thorton - 7th Kyu

Mohammed Ali - 7th Kyu

Tom Wallis - 7th Kyu - Double Grading

Linus Alexander - 8th Kyu

Phoebe Alexander - 8th Kyu

Cole Mitteng Glover - 9th Kyu

Stephanie - 9th Kyu

Well done everyone!

Club Kyu Grading News - Successful Course and Grading with Sensei Mick Lowe - 19th June 2022

Excellent news all our Leeds Shotokan Karate Club students successfully passed their grading with Sensei Mick Lowe. The grading was held with the following clubs Rochdale JKA Karate Club and Rotherham JKA Karate Club at Rochdale JKA Karate Club.

A special mention to Tom Wallis for his brilliant Double Grading achievement. 

The following Leeds Shotokan Karate Club Students who passed their grading are:

Leigh Gill - 8th Kyu

Sam Thorton - 8th Kyu

Sonny Thorton - 8th Kyu

Mohammed Ali - 8th Kyu

Tom Wallis - 8th Kyu - Double Grading

Linus Alexander - 9th Kyu

Phoebe Alexander - 9th Kyu

Well done everyone!

Events:
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    JKAE National Kata Course - Hatfield
    Sun, 21 Jan
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    21 Jan 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Hertfordshire Sports Village, Hatfield AL10 9UH, UK
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    Hertfordshire Sports Village, Hatfield AL10 9UH, UK
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    Sun, 03 Dec
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    03 Dec 2023, 11:00 – 14:00
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    K2 Crawley, Pease Pottage Hill, Tilgate Dr, Crawley RH11 9BQ, UK
    https://www.jka-england.org/events/
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    JKAE Winter International Course & Dan Grading - K2 Crawley - Friday 2023
    Fri, 01 Dec
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    01 Dec 2023, 17:00 – 20:00
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    K2 Crawley, Pease Pottage Hill, Tilgate Dr, Crawley RH11 9BQ, UK
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