Welcome to Shidokan GB!

Shidokan is a style of Karate described as the triathlon of Martial Arts as it encompasses Karate, kickboxing and grappling.

We have exceptional Martial Art tuition under the direction of Branch Chief Shihan JJ Burnel, the only 7th Dan of Shidokan in Great Britain.

Shidokan GB is affiliated to The World Karate Association and is a non profit organisation dedicated to training and developing the style of Karate created by Kancho Yoshiji Soeno 10th Dan, founder and living master of Shidokan.

We welcome all like minded karateka who wish to join us, first lesson is free!

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The Dojokun

Keep the Samurai spirit

Improve your character, be polite to others

Train your mind and body

Live in a simple way, love all mankind, respect providence

Self seek fight is not allowed

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Latest News

Gasshuku 2018
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  The grading this year is taking place at Shidokan France at the Stade Laurentin in Nice. For further details of this event please contact Shihan JJ Burnel at info@shidokangb.co.uk or post a message on... Read More

Desert Adventure for Senpai Steve Shipp
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Marathon Des Sables 6th-16th April 2018 I thought I'd try the hottest foot race on earth for Fairplay because of the fantastic things they do for disabled children, young people and their families. 156+ miles... Read More