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. 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 viral transmission.

Karate classes for children

Our children’s 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 positive, safe environment.

Adult / mixed karate classes

Our adult and mixed classes are open to all levels, from beginner to advanced. Suitable for teens, adults, 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


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.


The Japan Karate Association in England holds two championships each year. Students who perform consistently well may be proposed for the association’s squad for competing internationally.


Shiranamikai hosts regular exams to enable progression through the different rankings. At club level, kyu gradings are held every 3 months, while black belt exams are taken at national courses.

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

We look forward to welcoming you to the dojo!