Sendai and Kushiro Karate clubs are based in Wearside and County Durham, offering its members high quality tuition in Shotokan Karate. The clubs are amongst the longest established Shotokan clubs in the country and have had continuous affiliation to the Karate Union of Great Britain since there formation in 1967 and 1973 respectively.
Our chief instructor is Sensei John Bruce, 5th Dan, is a full time professional instructor with over twenty years experience and three World titles and four European titles. Assisting him we are very lucky to have such excellent instructors ranging from 1st Dan - 5th Dan Black Belts, all of whom have a full instructors qualification, CRB enhanced check and insurance.
Our club offers students with an opportunity to begin or continue in their Karate training. Various aspects of Karate will be covered including syllabus towards belt promotion, along with self defence and competition skills. Our members benefit from a range of classes catering for all levels and ages.
Sendai Kushiro Karate team has a very strong competition squad that travel around the country. Success has come at all levels from local and regional events all the way to European and World titles. Members of the club squad are selected and receive extra tuition at our club squad sessions to help them maximise their potential.
Appealing to men, women and children, karate provides a safe and healthy means of learning in a positive environment. Our karate classes improve fitness, flexibility, confidence and self-awareness as well as a great way to meet new friends. Classes involve learning a combination of kicking, punching, striking and blocking techniques.