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Karate is a striking martial art

An Overview of Karate

Karate is a martial art developed on the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. Karate is predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open hand techniques. Karate can be practiced as an art, sport, or as self defense training. Karate training is commonly divided into kihon (basics or fundamentals), kata (forms), and kumite (sparring).

Find Karate Activities Near You

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Zetsurin Karate

A safe and friendly place for adults and children to learn traditional karate in Leeds.

Great for self-defence, fitness and fun!

The Karate Dojo

The Karate Dojo offers family friendly karate classes for students aged 4+. We teach Shotokan style Karate in Ripon and Boston Spa. We have a specific Karate Tigers class for 4 & 5 year olds. Our main karate classes are for students aged 6+.

Sengoku Karate Do

We are a small friendly traditional karate club. We have classes in Featherstone, Wakefield and Normanton and teach Shotokan Karate. We have been established for over 50 years and have taught generations of families. We take children from ages 5 years and

Leeds LGBT+ Sport Fringe Festival

A collection of LGBT+ fitness instructors, teams, clubs and allies. We have organised a fully inclusive 18 day festival each year that introduces individuals to various activities that promote health and wellbeing. We combat Homophobia in sport and Sportp

Utopia Martial Arts

Family Friendly Martial Arts Club for all ages over 4 years of age. We provide classes followings sports / freestyle syllabus plus speciality classes including semi-contact / points fighting and musical / extreme forms with and without weapons.

Strike Taekwondo

Strike Taekwondo is a family friendly, welcoming club. We teach both the traditional martial art and the olympic sport of Taekwondo. Beginners most welcome! 1st class free & family discounts.

Hishou Washi Karate

We are a small, friendly karate club, suitable for all ages and abilities. Please contact us for more information.

Leeds Zanshin

Formed in 1980. A traditional Karate club twinned in friendship with the Gifu area club of the Japan Karate Association. All Instructors have qualified to instruct children with the National Coaching Foundation.



Self Defence & Fitness for all ages and levels. Requirements are targeted to individuals according to their grade by having a mixed class, juniors feel the benefit of training with seniors. Class sizes are small and everyone is friendly and respectful.

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