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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 traditional 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.

Autumn term children’s classes NOW BOOKING

Looking for an extra-curricular activity in London? Shiranamikai offers karate classes throughout the week with dedicated sessions for children. Keep the whole family engaged learning the fascinating and dynamic martial art of karate.

Karate classes for children

Our children’s karate classes are specially tailored towards the younger martial artist. Sessions are open to beginners age 5 upwards, 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

In Recent News

Special Training & Grading with Ohta Sensei

Ohta Sensei’s challenging partner combinations kept everybody on their toes and, in some cases, on those of others.

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50th Birthday Celebration

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Fantastic Result at 2023 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

Ohta Sensei Featured in Shotokan Karate Magazine

JKA England’s Chief Instructor features in the June edition of SKM in which he gives an open interview about his more than 40 years in the UK.

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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!


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

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International courses taught by some of the finest instructors from Japan, the UK, and around the world.

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National, regional and open championships for those looking for a greater challenge.

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