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Welcome to Banbury Shukokai Karate Centres

Contact Gareth Rees 01295  272436

Banbury Shukokai Karate Centres was established in 1987.

The style of Karate we practice is called Shukokai.

Freely translated means “way for all”


You will become fitter, physically, mentally stronger and healthier.

We have been taking beginners to black belts for the last 30 years.

Brilliant for men, women, boys and girls.

Whatever your age, or level of fitness.

Come and learn in a very friendly atmosphere.


Shukokai is a fast, powerful, traditional style of Karate which involves learning and practicing fighting techniques through using natural body movement to generate power via speed.

Shukokai Karate Association.

Our aim

At Banbury Shukokai, our aim is to give all students by way of progressive training, the ability to achieve physical and mental awareness in the art of karate and personal protection, whilst learning a very effective form of self-defence. Our schools instil self-confidence, discipline and respect


We are very much a traditional karate group with a strong emphasis on basics, kata, impact pad work, kata bunkai and kumite. A general lesson will normally consist of theory, technical breakdown, and practical application and last but not least, hard work. Our policy in Banbury Shukokai is all students give 100 percent effort and in return our instructor will give you 100 percent tuition and coaching.

Grading Examinations

To be able to progress and be promoted in karate you will be given the opportunity to be assessed and graded up to three times a year, depending upon your attendance, hard work, skill factor and attitude. In return, if successful you will be awarded the appropriate grade and coloured belt for your standard. All grading’s at Banbury Shukokai are registered and sanctioned through the S.K.A. / E.K.G.B.* which is the only karate governing body in this country recognised by the sports council.

* Shukokai Karate Association / English Karate Governing Body

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