About Us

Welcome to Shidokan Karate Kickboxing Great Britain

This style is the triathlon of martial arts, encompassing knock down (bare knuckle), Thai boxing and grappling.

For inner strength, strong techniques and supreme fitness, Shidokan karate is the style for you.

Shidokan GB is a non-profit making organisation dedicated to training and developing the style of karate created by Kancho Yoshiji Soeno 9th dan.

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new in news

Update: 26 October 2014

NEW Shihan Burnel promoted to nanadan 7th dan

Kancho Soeno announced at the 34th All Japan Strong tournament held in Yokohama that Shihan Burnel had been promoted to nanadan, 7th dan. Photos and article to come.

Kancho Soeno attends gala, blackbelt grading

On 31 May and 1 June of this year Kancho Soeno was in the south of France to attend a Shidokan Gala and blackbelt grading... read story here!

Fitrooms closing down

We regret to announce the closure of Fitrooms Fulham. We will be seeking to find new premises in west London for Saturday training. This has no bearing on Slim Jims on a Tuesday night.

Cage fight KO

Read about, and watch, Steve Shipp's cage fight earlier this year... click here

"These guys came to bang here.. no mucking about"

Steve Shipp Cage Fight KO

Shidokan dojo for Cambridgeshire

New Cambridge Dojo
St Neots Leisure Centre
Barford Road
St Neots
PE19 2SA

Friday evenings 7.00pm-9.00pm

Call Kevin Hone 07752 777658

£5 per session!

York fighter in IKO nationals
Adam from York recently fought in the IKO nationals.. read what happened here!

Kancho Soeno celebrates
50 years in martial arts
Last November saw Kancho Soeno celebrate 50 years in martial arts. Read the story here.

Shidokan returns to the City!
Only a few hundred metres from the previous dojo, Shidokan classes return to the City of London, at Slim Jims on Tuesday evenings.

One Finsbury Avenue

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Shidokan GB London timetable

7.30pm  at Slim Jims, City of London

Shidokan rules
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Shidokan GB in Japan

"What do you get if you cross an ex-ballet dancer, an architect, a beauty therapist and a rock star…
Shidokan Karate Team GB!"

Read the story of Shidokan GB at the 29th Strong Open Tournament All Japan Series, The Shidokan Cup, by Giuseppe Peluso