Welcome to Japan Shotokan Karate England. We are an association of clubs that promotes the values of technical excellence and integrity on the learning of Shotokan Karate. The Japanese martial art of Shotokan Karate is one of the most traditional and widely practised forms of karate in the world today. Shotokan puts heavy focus on kihon (basic techniques), kata (forms) and kumite (sparring) to develop a range of powerful and dynamic techniques. Shotokan Karate training has many benefits when correctly taught and practised, including learning self-defence, building confidence, development of physical fitness and cultivation of intellectual and academic ability. We believe in life-long study of Shotokan karate, through which we strive to fulfil the first and the most important Dojo-kun (principle), “人格完成に勉ること (Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto)” (“Seek perfection of character”). Practitioners of all ages are very welcome.