About Karate

Shotokan Karate


Shotokan Karate is one of the oldest and most popular styles of Karate in the world today. It was developed at the beginning of the last century by Master Gichin Funakoshi (1868-1957) from the southern Japanese island of Okinawa.

Master Masatoshi Nakayama


Master Masatoshi Nakayama 10th Dan , senior student of Master Funakoshi and later Chief Instructor of the Japan Karate Association until his passing, was responsible for the refinement and expansion of JKA karate worldwide from the 1950s until his death in 1987. His legacy, the JKA Instructors Course ensured a flow of superb instructors who continue to spread  dynamic , authentic JKA Shotokan Karate throughout the world.




Master Gichin Funakoshi



The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants

— Gichin Funakoshi

Master Enoeda Keinosuke



The Shotokan Tiger. So named because of his reputation as a fearless fighter. Famous and respected throughout the world Enoeda Sensei came to England in 1965 to establish karate in the UK and later founded the aptly named Marshall Street Dojo. He was Chief Instructor of JKA Europe.


The Dojokun

The Dojokun is meant to give students guidance, not only in the Dojo (a place of formal training) but also in their lives outside the Dojo.

一、人格 完成に 努める こと
Hitotsu: Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto
Seek perfection of character

Hitotsu: Makoto no michi o mamoru koto
Be sincere

Hitotsu: Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto
Put maximum effort into everything you do

Hitotsu: Reigi o omonzuru koto
Respect others

Hitotsu: Kekki no yuu o imashimuru koto
Develop self-control