Reading Shotokan Karate Club

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Welcome to Reading Shotokan Karate Club


Welcome to our site and hope you find what you are looking for, if you can't or just have some questions then you can email us any questions on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or via the 'email us' option on the menu.

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

Our instructors are Qualified, insured and DBS checked.

Reading Shotokan Karate Club is a member of the Japan Karate Association England who in turn are the UK representative of the Japan Karate Association who's roots in Shotokan karate are without question. Needless to say a grading in our club and especially black belt is recognised worldwide and your black belt grade and name are registered in Japan at the JKA headquarters in Tokyo.

We are a friendly club and you only pay when you train. New students are welcome, either call us or just turn up in loose clothing ready to train.

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 (patterns) to make our fundamental karate techniques better. We also apply these to the modern world practising self defense moves derived from our katas. This helps us understand why we are practising certain moves and so become more effective in our understanding of Karate.

Please contact us if there is something you would like us to add to the site. Oss Roy Harverson.


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