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Welcome to Gakusei Karate Where Martial Arts and Personal Growth Collide.

At Gakusei Karate, we’re more than just a karate club – we’re a community dedicated to helping individuals of all ages and backgrounds discover their inner strength, confidence, and discipline through the practice of self defence based karate

What Sets Us Apart ?

Expert Instruction 

Our experienced instructors are passionate about sharing the art of karate with our students. With a focus on technique, discipline, and respect, they guide each student on their journey to mastery.

Comprehensive Training 

From beginners to advanced practitioners, our classes cater to all skill levels. Whether you’re looking to improve your fitness, learn self-defense techniques, or simply challenge yourself in a new way, we have a class for you.

Positive Environment

We believe in fostering a supportive and inclusive atmosphere where every student feels welcome and valued. Through encouragement and teamwork, we help each other grow both on and off the mat.

Community Connection

Beyond the dojo, Gakusei Karate is a place to connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for martial arts and personal development. Our events, seminars, and social gatherings offer opportunities to build friendships and support networks.

Join Us Today

Whether you’re a complete beginner or have years of experience, there’s a place for you at Gakusei Karate. Come discover the benefits of martial arts training and unlock your full potential with us.

For information about our various classes and times please click below.

Family Karate Classes

These are designed specifically for younger children and also families. Parents training alongside their children can build memories in ways not many other activities can. Karate is great for children as it builds their focus, concentration as well as developing self-discipline. This in turn helps show improvement in all areas of their lives. Children also participate in our anti-bullying and safety awareness programmes. Click on the icon to find out more.

Karate Classes for 11 year old’s and adults

These classes are designed specifically for those aged 11 and above. These classes are taught in a slightly more adult friendly format. These classes cover self defence scenarios that students could expect to face both in school and also on the street. We do cover everything from wrist grabs to knife defence. Click on the icon to find out more


We run age specific self defence and sparring classes. Some classes are aimed at familes, so allow children from 7 years old and above others are aimed at students aged 14 years and above. Each type of class cover age appropriate material in a safe and friendly fashion. Click on the icon to find out more


We are able to design specific self defence workshops for your organisation and personal requirements. These can be a block of sessions or a full day, half day workshop as required. Click on the icon to find out more and to get in touch to arrange a free consultation to discuss your requirements further.

Meaning and Ethos

The name gakusei actually means student. This name was chosen to mirror our thoughts that you are always a student and that you are forever learning. Our instructors continue to train on a weekly basis to ensure their skills remain sharp and that they employ this continuous learning and development mindset. 

At Gakusei Karate, we believe in the transformative power of martial arts to enrich lives and foster personal growth. Our ethos is rooted in a commitment to active empowerment, where every individual, regardless of age or background, has the opportunity to unleash their full potential.

Active Empowerment.

We empower our students to take charge of their lives through dynamic and engaging self defence based karate training. Through active participation and dedication, our students develop the confidence, discipline, and resilience needed to overcome challenges both on and off the mat.

Community Connection.

We work to cultivate a vibrant and supportive community where mutual respect and encouragement thrive. Our dojo is not just a place to train but a gathering space where friendships are forged, and support networks are strengthened, creating a sense of belonging and camaraderie among our members.

Continuous Improvement.

We are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, constantly striving to improve and innovate in our teaching methods and curriculum. Our instructors are passionate about their craft and committed to providing the highest quality instruction to help our students reach their goals. Our instructors are encouraged to attend external seminars to ensure that they bring new and innovative teaching methods to our classes.

Inclusivity and Accessibility.

Individuals of all ages, abilities, and walks of life are welcome in our dojo. This fosters an inclusive and diverse training environment. Whether you’re a seasoned martial artist or a complete beginner, there’s a place for you at Gakusei Karate.

Safety and Support

The safety and well-being of our students are paramount. We provide a safe and supportive training environment where students can challenge themselves, push their limits, and grow without fear of judgment or injury.

Inspiration and Motivation.

We inspire and motivate our students to be the best versions of themselves, both inside and outside the dojo. Our goal is not only to develop skilled martial artists but also confident, compassionate, and empowered individuals who make positive contributions to their communities.

Join us at Gakusei Karate and embark on a journey of self-discovery, growth, and empowerment. Together, let’s unlock the limitless potential within you and strive for greatness, one kick, punch, and kata at a time.

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