Our Dojo
Barclay Academy Sports Hall

Walkern Road, Stevenage, SG1 3RB

07966 519860 / 07940 506474

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About us

Why choose us?

Stevenage Karate Club prides itself on being a friendly and supportive enviornment for students to train, improve and make friends. We are rooted in the traditions of Shotokan karate and are proud to be affiliated with Japan Karate Association England (JKA England).

We take great care to provide students with a tailored approach to karate that takes into account their strengths and any difficulties they may face. 

What we offer

  1. We are the only karate club in Stevenage to be associated with JKA England. This means our instructors are regularly trained by the best which can then be passed onto our students.

  2. Our instructors have full DBS certificates as well as training in Paedeatric First Aid. Our Senior Instructors also hold international coaching licenses and provide expert teaching.

  3. We are proud to support students with a range of needs. This includes learning difficulties and Special Educational Needs such as Autism and ADHD.

  4. Our club offers regular social events and promotes an inclusive environment alongside a “family feel”. We take time to ensure students and parents of students are always well informed.

  5. Each karate journey is different and we tailor our teaching to meet the individual needs of every student.

Japan Karate Association England (JKAE) is a non-profit association located in England and Wales. It is associated with the Japan Karate Association (JKA) in Japan, which is one of the world’s most prestigious, oldest, and largest Shotokan Karate organisations. 

Sensei Yoshinobu Ohta (7th Dan) serves as Chief Instructor, and the Executive and Technical Committees provide administrative and practical guidance to JKA England. 

Shotokan Karate

Shotokan Karate, a revered martial art with Japanese origins, embodies a harmonious blend of discipline, technique, and philosophy. Characterized by its emphasis on powerful and controlled movements, Shotokan Karate centers around developing the body, mind, and spirit in unison. Practitioners engage in precise and fluid motions, often executed in formal patterns called katas, which encompass a series of choreographed movements that simulate real-life self-defense scenarios. These techniques are underpinned by a foundation of respect, humility, and continuous self-improvement. Through rigorous training, Shotokan Karate not only equips individuals with self-defense skills but also cultivates mental clarity, physical endurance, and an unwavering sense of character.