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Shiranamikai is now celebrating 15 years of teaching authentic Shotokan karate with The Japan Karate Association

We are 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.

Shiranamikai Karate has 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 traditional Shotokan karate.

Currently booking karate classes for all levels, beginners through to those with experience, and returnees

Looking for an extra-curricular activity in London? Shiranamikai offers karate classes throughout the week in North and North West London. All of our venues are easily accessible by public transport and have a tube station nearby. We have dedicated sessions for younger children, teens and adults. Keep the whole family engaged learning the fascinating and dynamic martial art of karate!

Karate classes for children

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

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Older children may prefer our mixed sessions, all of which are structured, with the emphasis being on the development of core techniques.

Karate classes for adults

Sessions are suitable for adults of all ages and levels, beginner to advanced, and those who may be returning to karate after a long break. We welcome teens to these sessions.

We also have a new Karate & Stretch class which is perfect for those with time in the morning after the school run or before work.

More on our mixed classes

Regular club 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


JKA England Spring Gasshuku

Sawada Sensei’s drills inspired by Bassai Dai’s uke kaeshi sequences were demanding. Okuma Sensei was engaging, charismatic and encouraged everybody…

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Special Training & Grading with Ohta Sensei

JKA England’s Chief Instructor visited Shiranamikai to teach a special karate class in March.

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50th Birthday Celebration

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Fantastic Result at the National Karate Championship

Fantastic result at the Nationals. Well done to everyone who took part, especially those who competed for the first time.

Results in full

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


Special training sessions at club-level every three months provide opportunities for committed students to progress through the belt rankings.

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We have access to some of the finest instructors from Japan, the UK, and around the world at JKA-approved international training camps.

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National, regional and open championships provide the opportunity for those looking for a greater challenge, to compete against other motivated karateka.

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We look forward to welcoming you to the dojo!