Martial Arts Near You

What is Karate?

Karate concentrates on punches, kicks, strikes and throws. Karate can be practiced as an art (budō), a sport, a combat sport, or as self defence training. Karate training is commonly divided into kihon (basics or fundamentals), kata (forms), and kumite (sparring).

Joining a Karate class is a great way to develop fitness, confidence, and learn self-defence.

Karate classes teach students how to utilise the power of your body and muscles to deliver powerful attacks to drive an opponent back. Karate is easy to learn and the techniques involved are simple.

Why should I attend a karate class?

Karate classes are ideal for everyone, they build up fitness, improving muscle power and conditioning allowing the body to take and deliver strikes. Karate is great for beginners as it promotes the use of the natural posture and alignment of the body, making it easy and safe to learn.

Karate classes improve confidence and develop personal conviction, humility and respect, perseverance, fearlessness, virtue, and leadership skills.

Karate classes are available for children, beginners, intermediate, advanced and competition level.

Why not find a class or karate instructor near you by using the search on this page.

Types of karate classes

There are several styles of karate, each with a slightly different interpretation of kata and basic form. The biggest Karate forms in the UK are Kenshukai, Wado-Ryu , Shotokan, Goju ryu and Shito ryu.

Simply search for 'Karate' on Martial Arts Near You to search for every type of class. Search for a local karate class or karate instructor.

How do I find a karate class teacher or instructor?

Use the location search to find local karate clubs. Karate clubs have their own profiles where you can view their classes. Just choose a class and book online.

Find Karate clubs in London and other major UK cities use the Karate club directory on this page.