|The association has around 700 students who train regularly at one our Dojo's in the South Midlands region. We have clubs in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Our students are of all ages from 6 years and upwards, men and women, boys and girls, often with members of the same family training together. We offer no barrier to race or creed, ability or disability.
We are an association of Karate clubs that follow the traditional forms of Karate, as originated by Master Gichin Funakoshi(1868 - 1957), and developed and taught by Master Hirokazu Kanazawa
We are one of the few Karate organisations in the country with a fully accredited, licensed, professional Chief Instructor. This provides our students with the confidence of knowing that what they are being taught complies with the highest standards
All our instructors undergo police authority checks, qualify as first aiders, register with local council/sports authorities where required, and undertake our own courses (including passing written tests) to qualify as Assistant, Club, and Association instruct
I'm Roy Richards,I am a 5th dan and Founder and Chief Instructor of the Shotokan Karate Association. Please get in touch with me if you are interested in joining one of our clubs. My contact details are shown below.