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. 
More about the club…
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.
All of our sessions are conducted in a manner to help minimise the risk of virus transmission.
Our commitment to a safer training environment…

Classes for children

Our children’s classes are geared towards the needs of the young novice, and are suitable for those age 5 upwards. It’s a great introduction within a positive, safe environment.
More on children’s classes and registration…

Adult and mixed classes

Our adult and mixed classes are suitable for teens and some older children. Beginners are always welcome and there is no pressure when you start.
More information on our classes…

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

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


Attending courses both nationally and internationally is a valuable experience providing opportunities to learn from Japan’s finest instructors and train alongside karateka from around the world.
More info on courses…


The Japan Karate Association in England holds two competitions each year. Students who perform consistently well may be proposed for the association’s squad to enter international championships.
More info on competitions…


Shiranamikai hosts regular exams to enable progress through the different levels. At club level, Kyu gradings are held every 3 months, while black belt exams are taken at national courses.
Recent gradings in news…

We look forward to welcoming you to the dojo!