Who We Are
The academy was established in 2000 and is predominantly dedicated to the art of Shotokan Karate, that is not to say that we are blinkered towards other styles, after all karate is karate.
Our senior sensei's Ken Button, Andy McDonald, Alan Hughes and Dave Todd have all been members of some larger Shotokan groups from the early seventies and eighties and all of us have trained with some great masters over the years, some of them whom have sadly passed away; they shall never be forgotten as they are used as inspiration in just about every lesson at some point.
The senior sensei's work very closely together to create a group of dedicated students both young and old who are willing to progress in the ever changing world of Shotokan Karate.
Over the years since the academy started we have lost and gained students just the same as any other group, this, we consider a challenge to us all, as it is part of the great book of life. Karate can be done for short or long periods, whichever route you choose we feel it needs to have the basic ingredients: dedication, fulfillment and happiness, with these you can achieve your ambitions.
The Academy prides itself on being part of a large family within the circle of karate, if you feel you have something to contribute, please do not hesitate in contacting us, we are always willing to make contact with friends we have not yet met.