Shiranamikai is part of one of the largest and most prestigious karate organisations in the world, The Japan Karate Association (JKA). So important is the heritage of The JKA, with its budo principles and scientific training methods centred around body mechanics, that the Government of Japan has awarded them special status unique amongst martial arts organisations.

In conjunction with the Japan Karate Association in England, we offer regular structured classes in a positive environment and provide opportunities for members to attend instructional training camps, courses, gradings and competitions, with access to world class instructors visiting from Japan and around the world.

Shiranamikai has a great track record of developing motivated and enthusiastic students so if you are considering an activity for self-defence, fitness, confidence or to retain a connection with Japan through the practise of a traditional budo martial art, we welcome you to attend our dojos.

It’s the winter season and so a great time to start a new activity inside, away from the cold! We have karate classes running throughout the week on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, plus our new Kids 5+ / Beginners Class has just resumed so get in touch or just come and join in with a training session!


Hyper Japan Expo

Shiranamikai performed at the Hyper Japan expo in Kensington, London. We demonstrated fundamentals of karate, set patterns, partner training and a lighthearted defence sequence using kata. It was great to see so many people there. We even had a live shamisen rock band playing in the background…


NEW kids / beginners class for ages 5+

Our NEW kids / beginners class for ages 5+ have just started and run every Thursday. Register now to join in with autumn term 2019…

Times, locations and costs

We currently have karate lessons 5 days per week in NW London and all of our dojos (training halls) are close to the Tube with parking available for those driving…

Regular classes: all levels, children and adults

Our regular 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…

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 join a new club, you’ll be most welcome at Shiranamikai.



There are many events throughout the year including club gradings and special training sessions, summer holiday camps, competitions and regular outings. See our calendar for upcoming activities…

Special Events, Training Sessions and Gradings

Competitions – National Championship

International Training Camps