We have been teaching traditional Karate since 1992
and we pride ourselves in having a truly in depth knowledge of both the
martial arts and modern teaching methods. The teachers at the school are
fully qualified and all of our black belts are registered with the Okinawa
Karatedo Shorinryu Ryukyukan Karate Kobudo Federation, Okinawa, Japan.
We are committed to helping you reach black belt excellence, we will do
everything in our power to assist and encourage you if you too are committed
to this goal.
years of experience we know that the best way to get someone to black
belt status is to build up a series of attainable short-term goals. These
are the various belt promotions or gradings you will take on your journey
towards your black belt. Although the gap between a beginner and black
belt can feel immense, the jump to your first belt (yellow) is a realistic
goal of around 12 weeks. By constantly setting and reaching these smaller
goals we develop as martial artists and as human beings.
The style of karate that we practice is Shorin-ryu,
which is a traditional style from Okinawa, the birthplace of Karate. Students
are taught the self protection skills of Karate in an atmosphere of mutual
respect, discipline, and etiquette. We encourage our students to have
an open mind to all martial arts and we provide training courses with
world class teachers from other martial arts such as, Ju-Jitsu, Muay Thai,
School continues to grow, mainly through the recommendation of our members.
We have seen many of our students progress from child to adult, from beginner
to teacher and in some cases an entire family to black belt.
are always welcome to join our school.
FREE Karate uniform and your first
When you enrol with the Matsuri School for Karate Excellence
your martial arts journey today!
January 2006 we opened our first fulltime dojo with classes 7 days a week.
‘training hall’ or ‘place of the way’ and Honbu
means ‘headquarters’. Having a Honbu Dojo means that we can
hold classes in an environment tailored to help you achieve your best.
Our Honbu Dojo is located in the E4 Health & Fitness Club, 14 Hickman
Avenue, Highams Park, London, E4 9JG. The E4 gym has excellent facilities
including: Fully equipped gym, Showers, bar and a large, free Car park.
also hold classes at:
Visit our class’s page for details of training
times and addresses or give us a call and we will be happy to help you
select the right class for you.