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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).

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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.


Halifax Wado Kai Karate Club

Meetings are held on Tuesdays from 6.30pm to 8.30pm (Juniors and adults) and on Thursdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm (Adults). Traditional Wado Ryu karate with a group of highly experienced and knowledgeable instructors. CRB checked and fully qualified.

Kunren Martial Arts

The school is now being run by Sengoku Martial Arts in Featherstone.

Birstal and Batley Tae Kwon Do

Birstall/Batley Tae kwon do is a member of the T.A.G.B
(Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain).
Tae Kwon Do is suitable for all ages from 6 years and above
Want to get fit? Want to learn how to defend yourself
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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.


Zetsurin Karate

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

Great for self-defence, fitness and fun!

Team Hanson

At Team Hanson we specialise in Kickboxing and Martial Arts. We are dedicated and innovative in our approach, supporting each individual to enhance their skills and fulfil their potential.

We use the vehicle of martial arts to address a wide range of


Leeds Karate Academy

Leeds Karate Academy is one of the LARGEST & MOST SUCCESSFUL Shotokan Karate clubs in the country. We cater for ages 5-95 and all abilities, whether you've trained before or are a complete beginner, whether you' want to compete or just keep fit and learn


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

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Shotokan karate training

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