Classes and locations

Our classes are running online

It doesn’t matter where the classes are. Think not about what you can’t do, but about what you can do.

London is in a Tier 5 lockdown, which for us means:

• We can exercise outdoors in a public area individually, with those from our household, those in our support bubble, or with one other other person when alone. This includes one-to-one instruction
• Everyone can join online

The Gov.uk website outlines this in detail…

Shiranamikai karate classes run throughout the week. Our in-person indoor and outdoor sessions will resume as soon as it’s possible to do so fully in line with government guidelines. For now though, join us online.

Each of our sessions is suitable for children age 7+ and adults, of all levels, beginners through to advanced. We welcome new students at any time.

We also have classes specifically geared towards our younger members. We adjust the tempo and lighten the atmosphere further, and it is to these sessions that we invite your 5-year+ budding martial artist to begin their training. We lay the foundations of a lightly structured class and give them the encouragement they need to develop their confidence.

All you need for your first lesson is yourself. Comfortable clothing that will allow free range of movement such as tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt is recommended for the first few lessons. All jewellery must be removed before the class starts. There is no rush to order a karate suit – you can do that from us at any time. Indoors, we train barefoot while outdoors you should wear trainers. A bottle of water and some fruit such as an apple or banana is ideal for after the class. Hand sanitiser and wipes are also recommended.

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Online classes

Saturdays 2pm (junior class)
Saturdays 3pm
Sundays 10am
Tuesdays 6.30pm
Thursdays 5pm

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Our venues

Saturdays 2pm (age 5+)
Saturdays 3pm
Tuesdays 4pm (children)

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Primrose Hill Community Centre, Hopkinson’s Place, Fitzroy Road, NW1 8TN

7 minutes walk from Chalk Farm station, 20 minutes from Swiss Cottage/St John’s Wood

Metered parking is available on the surrounding roads.

Saturdays 4pm

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Studio 1, 1st Floor, Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre, Adelaide Road, London, NW3 3NF

From Swiss Cottage station, take exit 1 and turn left. The centre is adjacent the library. Tell reception you are there for karate. Walk through the gates, up the stairs and around to the left. You’ll find studio 1 on the right hand side.

Metered parking is available on the surrounding roads.

Wednesdays 7pm

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Harrow School Sports Centre, Garlands Lane, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, HA1 3GF

A 10-minute walk from Harrow-on-the-Hill Underground station. Pass through the ticket barriers and exit left onto Station Approach. Walk straight ahead and cross Lowlands Road, turning left. Continue along Lowlands Road to the traffic lights at the crossroads and turn right onto Peterborough Road. Garlands Lane is the first turning on the left, leading down a steep incline to the sports fields car parks. Turn right at the bottom – the sports centre is a short walk on the right-hand side.

Parking available on-site.

Sundays 10am

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North London Collegiate School, Dalkeith Grove, Stanmore, HA7 4SQ. Access is via the sports centre

Just 10-minutes from Stanmore Station. Turn left out of the station and take the first road on the left, Merrion Avenue. Walk down to the end and turn left onto Dalkeith Road. The school entrance is just over the humpback bridge on the right-hand side. reception at Canons Sports Centre will direct you to our upstairs studio.

Parking available on-site.

Tuesdays 6.30pm

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The Venue, 2nd Floor, O2 Centre, 255 Finchley Road, London, NW3 6LU

It’s a 1-minute walk from Finchley Road station. Turn left from the exit, then left again into the O2 Centre. Take the lift / escalator upstairs and walk around to Byron restaurant. Take the adjacent corridor. We’re at the end, to the left.

2 hours free parking is available if you spend £10 or more in Sainsbury’s, and have them validate your parking ticket. Parking discounts are also available by spending in stores. Metered parking also available on surrounding residential roads.

Outdoor classes

Saturdays at 8-9am (children) and 9-10am (adults).
Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays at 7am
(Subject to restrictions)

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Children’s classes

Our children’s classes are suitable for beginners and continue on Saturdays at 2pm (ages 5+) and 3pm (older children up to age 17).

Details of our children’s classes

We give young children the encouragement they need to develop their confidence