Hello, welcome, oss

We are Shiranamikai Karate.

We have a superb track record of developing motivated and enthusiastic students of all ages. If you are considering an activity for yourself or a loved one, we invite you to get in touch and join in with our sessions online. 

Shiranamikai is part of one of the largest and most prestigious karate organisations in the world: The Japan Karate Association. The Government of Japan, in recognition of the JKA’s adherence to traditional budo principles combined with modern scientific methodologies, has awarded them special status, unique amongst martial arts organisations.

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Classes for children

Our children’s classes are tailored specifically towards the needs of younger students and are suitable from the age of 5 upwards. Beginners are welcome to join us at any time, just drop us a message in order to book a place.

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Mixed classes

Our mixed classes are open to all ages and levels, from beginner to advanced. Children aged 7 plus are welcome to attend and there is no upper age limit for adults wishing to start.

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Regular events with world class guest instructors, competitions, gradings, international training camps

Shiranamikai participates in Japan Matsuri London

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Whether you are new to martial arts and thinking about trying karate, have had a break from training for a few years, or just looking to start a new activity, you’ll be most welcome at Shiranamikai.

Austin Biesty, Instructor


We host regular exams to enable progress through the different levels. At club level you might expect to attempt the next grading every 3-6 months, and black belt exams, at national level.

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There are two competitions each year with The Japan Karate Association in England. Students who perform consistently well may be recommended to attend squad and compete internationally.

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Attending courses both nationally and internationally is a valuable experience providing learning opportunities with Japan’s finest instructors while training alongside international students.

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We look forward to seeing you… albeit at a safe distance