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Unlock a path to personal growth and mastery by enrolling in our traditional Japanese karate programme. Experience a curriculum emphasising correct schooling, self-defence proficiency, structured classes, recognised grades, and enhanced physical fitness. Elevate your confidence and discipline through this holistic approach. Join us on the journey to acquiring meaningful life skills.





Banbury karate centres have been running clubs in the Banbury area since 1987, and to date have taken in excess of 200 of their students to black belt. We form part of the Shukokai karate Association and have been a founding member since its creation in 1991.

The SKA chief Instructor is Sensei Malcolm Hudson 8th Dan and a former 2 weight world karate champion.

Sensei Hudson regularly visits our Banbury clubs for gradings and senior grade courses.

All our grades are recognised & registered by the association.



We teach men, ladies and children from the age of 4 years. 

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Self Awareness

Self Belief

Self Confidence

Self Defence

Banbury karate centre brown and black belt students lining up for the October 2022 senior grade course at Spiceball Sports Centre. 

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Photos from around our clubs/courses 2023

Training and group photos from our clubs, Summer 2023

Shukokai is derived from one of the original styles of Karate, Shito Ryu, with roots that date back over three hundred years to Okinawa. Using Shito Ryu as a foundation for his style, Sensei Kimura spent the last forty years of his life developing a technique that was second to none, and he perfected the ability to attack with devastating power and speed.

Sensei Kimura
Students of Kimura Shukokai learn how to use the biggest muscles of the body to generate this power and speed, and when the technique is mastered, they will be able to overcome their opponents with what Sensei Kimura referred to as "One hit." Along with this tremendous ability comes the responsibility of control: students must practice with control in mind, and safety is paramount in the practice, both in and out of the dojo.
Shukokai, above all, is an education in body mechanics, and students find their ability in other sports improves greatly through this practice.  Understanding how to use the entire body to create force is the core of all athletic endeavors, and nowhere is this point more dramatically revealed than when learning the proper technique to throw a punch or kick. Anyone can fight, but fighting efficiently is the groundwork on which Kimura Shukokai is based. As students learn how to use the body with this efficiency and understand the importance of self-control, they have gained invaluable knowledge that can be applied to every aspect of their lives.

Kimura Philosophy
The Kimura Philosophy of teaching the art of Shukokai is based on a series of stages which plan for and follow a student's physical and spiritual progress during their development.

GOALS must be set. Setting these goals recognizes a desire to improve oneself. They should be high enough to challenge, but at the same time be within reach. Shukokai provides the perfect balance of physical and mental challenge, as well as a series of goals that are attainable through hard work and discipline.
The proper PLAN toward these Goals is essential. A proven, well-rounded system of training is the foundation of all instruction at Banbury Shukokai Karate.
Through WORK, ACTION and PROGRESS one truly begins to see and feel the benefits of Shukokai training, and those around you will notice a difference as well. The results of the sweat and effort become clear: the child will begin to show respect, exhibit discipline and display an increase in motivation. The adult will begin to gain control and focus energy responsibly.
At this stage, the most important benefit of Shukokai is achieved: SELF CONFIDENCE. Not just in Karate...but in all areas of your life.

Start your training today, and learn how Shukokai will make a positive difference in your life.

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