Happy Christmas

The club is now closed for our annual festive break.

The club will resume normal class schedules on Monday 4th January 2021 at St Martins Church Hall.

A huge thank you to all my students for supporting the club throughout an extremely volatile and difficult year.
2020 has without doubt been the most challenging year to run a karate club ever. Let’s look forward to better times in 2021.
Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year to you all
Enjoy the break and come back refreshed in 2021 to continue the journey.
Domo Arigato,

Keeping Calm and Carrying on

Gichin Funakoshi the founder of Shotokan, penned 20 precepts as guiding principles for future karate generations to follow and #9 Karate is a life long pursuit drives us on to find ways to continue the journey in difficult circumstances.

Just like the Okinawans who trained in secret in the early formation days of karate, Worcester Shotokan Karate Club refuses to be beaten by the latest English lockdown.

The club will reopen it’s virtual dojo on Thursday 5th November.

When lockdown lifts the club will enjoy a seamless transition back to our real dojos.

The club regrets that we cannot accept new members at this time.


The Ethos of the Genius

For our late Chief Instructor Kato Shihan, it mattered not where you trained but that you trained. For Sensei the most important thing for Shotokan karate was the basic technique and the heart with which you practice.

Worcester Shotokan Karate Club are using the current time of social distancing to continue with Sensei’s ethos perfecting our Kihon (Basics).

One day we will meet again Sensei and you will see how far we have progressed.



Dojos are now open

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

With the return to the real dojo beginners are welcome once more (subject to requirements of Covid 19 restrictions)

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