About Us

Shinkukai Karate is a breakaway style from the great Kyokushin Schools founded and developed in Japan by Kancho Masutatsu Oyama (10th Dan). Former Kyokushin exponents Shihan Garry Pickford, and Shihan Neil Harrison co-founded Shinkukai Karate in 1980. We are one of the regions longest established martial arts schools. The word Shinkukai simply means truth (shinku) and togetherness (kai)

Karate is a practical and usable system of self defence, which does not depend on your size or age, the skills learned in the karate dojo can be effectively used in real world situations to enhance your safety in times of danger.

FROM 7TH NOVEMBER 2018 - We train on Wednesdays from 7.00pm -8.00pm for Juniors & 8.30pm-10.00pm for Seniors.  and on Sundays from 6.00pm - 7.00pm for Juniors & 7.00pm - 8.30pm for Seniors

Everyone is welcome from age 8 upwards and no previous experience is required.

The first lesson is free, so why not come down to the club for a taster session, You don't need any special equipment, we recommend that you wear light comfortable tracksuit bottoms and a t shirt should you not have a Karate suit.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Shihan Neil Harrison on 01908 201161 or  email at Sensei Jon Holland - secretary@shinkukai-karate.uk