Reading Shotokan Karate Club

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Welcome to Reading Shotokan Karate Club

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Welcome to the Reading Shotokan Karate Club website.

The club is a member of the Japan Karate Association England, the UK representative of the Japan Karate Association.

We are a traditional Shotokan club which means that we don't train for sport karate preferring to practice basic techniques (punching, kicking, blocking) and katas to make our fundamental karate techniques better. We also apply these to the modern world practising self defense moves derived from the basic techniques. This helps us understand why we are practising certain moves and so become more effective in our understanding of Karate.

New students from beginner to black belt are always welcome, Call us first or just turn up. Beginners can wear suitable loose clothing for the first few lessons.

If you have any questions then email us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or via the 'Contact Us' option on the menu.

You may also like to visit the Reading Shotokan Karate Club Facebook group..


Membership Renewals

Update: 8 June 2020
JKA England are no longer accepting any Applications or Renewal of Membership by post or any other means using the Membership Forms (hard copy). All applications and renewals should now be made online through the JKA England website - Membership section here

Covid-19 Coronavirus

Update: 1 July 2020
The grading planned for 5 July is postponed until further notice.
Update: 17 March 2020
Reading Sport and Leisure have decided to close the Meadway Sports Centre temporarily in response to the emerging virus.
Reading Shotokan Karate Club training will therefore be suspended until the centre reopens.
Updates will be posted here and on the Facebook pages.