We practice Dynamic Shotokan Karate from the Japanese Karate Association. JKA is the largest karate association in the world and the only legal entity recognised by the Japanese government for the promotion of traditional karate. JKA Karate doesn’t concentrate on the sport side of karate but aims to balance body, mind and spirit to achieve strength, perseverance and patience for self-mastery and a confident character. Our club is faithful to the traditional Japanese principals, but not afraid to incorporate new ideas and an exciting program that adds to each individual’s understanding and personal development.
Shotokan Karate London – Instructors are DBS (enhanced) certified
All our instructors have been approved by the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB). The DBS is an executive agency of the Home Office and provides access to criminal record information. Primarily, these checks are used by organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors, to make safer recruitment decisions by identifying candidates who may be unsuitable for work that involves children or vulnerable adults.
Shotokan Karate London – Instructors are First Aid trained
The Practice of karate does not represent a big risk. A typical karate class may seem dangerous from the outside, as students look like they are punching and kicking each other. However, a qualified karate teacher knows how to train students in the proper order. According to research done, participants in a karate class are statistically less likely to get hurt than participants in, for example, a golf tournament or road race.
Shotokan karate London – Instructors are JKA certified coaches In order to be able to become a Sensei and teach karate, all candidates must pass an examination, which ensures they have the required level of knowledge to be able to teach students under the rules and regulations of the Japan Karate Association. Every coach is submitted to a new examination every year to certify that the teaching techniques have been updated. SKL coaches have a remarkable passion and determination to pass on their knowledge to all students.