Reading Shotokan Karate Club

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Welcome to Reading Shotokan Karate Club


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..