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, with a view to learning Shotokan karate.

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

All sessions are conducted in a manner to help minimise the risk of viral transmission.

Karate classes for children

Our children’s karate classes are specially tailored towards the younger martial artist age 5 upwards. Sessions are open to beginners, with techniques explained and introduced gradually, within a safe and positive environment.

Mixed karate classes for adults

Our mixed-group karate classes are open to all levels, from beginner to advanced, and are suitable for adults, teens, and some older children. Beginners are always welcome.

Regular events, international training camps, competitions, and gradings. All under the auspices of the JKA, one of the most highly respected karate organisations in the world


Club-level examinations every 3 months to enable progression through the belt rankings for the keen student attending regularly.


Internationally-attended courses provide valuable opportunities to learn from Japan’s finest instructors alongside committed karateka from around the world.


Nationally championships for those wishing to challenge themselves. Squad members may further compete representing JKA England on the world stage.

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

Austin Biesty, Instructor

We look forward to welcoming you to the dojo!