About Our Club

Worcester Shotokan Karate Club (WSKC) located in Worcester (UK) is run on a ‘non profit’ basis. Affiliated to the International Japan Karate-Association – United Kingdom (IJKA UK) we are dedicated to teaching the Japanese martial art of Shotokan karate.
IJKA – UK is affiliated to IJKA International.
All abilities, aged 12 to 50+ are welcome to join whether you are a beginner or a karateka returning after a break.
All classes are conducted in a safe and friendly environment by Sensei Steve Cameron, 4th Dan, IJKA, who holds DBS enhanced disclosure.
All our instructors hold DBS enhanced disclosure.
Low Class fees make Shotokan Karate affordable and accessible to many.

Classes are held every Monday and Thursday at the following venues and times:

Platinum Hall
Church Road
Nunnery Wood Sports Complex
Spetchley Road

To download maps and directions for the above venues, please click here.

Class Times and Structure

Classes are split each night and structured towards the karateka’s ability.

Platinum Hall
7:00pm ~ 8:00pm » Beginners and intermediates (to 6th Kyu ~ green belt)
8:00pm ~ 9:00pm » Seniors (5th Kyu ~ blue belt and above)

Nunnery Wood
6:30pm ~ 7:30pm » Beginners and intermediates (to 6th Kyu ~ green belt)
7:30pm ~ 8:30pm » Seniors (5th Kyu ~ blue belt and above)

Any changes to our regular class schedules will always be communicated in advance in  ‘Recent Posts’ .
Note: Senior karateka may attend both sessions (at no extra cost) to benefit from extra training.
However, instruction in the first class will always be focused towards our beginners and intermediates.

More class Information

Please visit the Classes page.

More club information

Our FAQ page provides detailed club information.
However, if there is further information you require, why not visit our dojo. You will find an open and friendly welcome awaits.
You can also use our Contact Us page or email us by clicking here.

A New Chapter


A new chapter in WSKC’s mountain path began on 19th July 2022, with a new dojo, The Platinum Hall, Crowle.
The club now holds classes on Tuesday’s at the Platinum Hall, Crowle and Thursdays at Nunnery Wood Sports Complex, Worcester.
Osu, Steve Sensei

Exciting news…

The Platinum Hall in the village of Crowle is nearing completion.
The club has secured bookings to teach Shotokan karate on Tuesday evenings.

Beginner’s classes start on Tuesday 12th July 2022 from 18:30 – 19:30.

First lesson is Free….No Booking required….Just wear loose fitting clothing in the first instance.
Age 12+ welcome

Benefits of Shotokan Karate
“If they could be bottled you would have…..the best medicine in the world”
© Worcester Shotokan Karate Club 2014

We look forward to welcoming you to our Shotokan dojo….it could change your life for the better, forever.

3 years on….

Maya has reminded us that it is exactly 3 years today since Super Saturday 23 March 2019 when Kato Shihan taught at the Worcester Honbu Dojo and held Dan gradings, with 4 Karateka enjoying grading success.
A remarkable seminar and attendance.
Karate is a lifelong pursuit, wise words and the 9th precept of Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan……..So respect history but look forward to the bright future on the mountain path as we enjoy the present.

Super Saturday 23 March 2019


We’re back……

The club is happy to announce that it has returned to the real dojo.

With our return, beginners are welcome once more (subject to requirements of Covid 19 restrictions).
Age 12+ only please.
We are respecting government guidelines on social distancing so we ask you to realise and respect that this will impact on student numbers allowed in our dojo at any one time.
The safety of our students is paramount.

We have put together all the information regarding how we are safely running our club in the new normal on a dedicated page Karate and Covid 19