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Practising & Developing the true art of Kimura Shukokai Karate

Health & Fitness - Awareness - Discipline - Confidence - Respect - Strength

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Bournemouth Kimura Shukokai Karate club are proud to be members of the Shukokai Karate Federation who are members of Kimura Shukokai International (official world governing body for Kimura Shukokai) and English Karate Federation  (official governing body for Karate in England).


The club is run by Sensei Colin Gillingham 5th Dan who is one of the Senior Instructors within the Shukokai Karate Federation.


The club is located at:


The Junction Sports and Leisure Centre

Station Approach


BH18 8AX



Training session are on Monday and Friday  (7.30 - 8.30pm ) 


The martial art we practice is Kimura Shukokai Karate, following the teachings of Master Kimura 10th Dan. We offer a caring, safe environment, where both adults and children learn the art of Karate.


Most people engage in martial arts practice to learn to protect themselves in these troubled times. The ability to defend yourself effectively is one of the most obvious benefits of Traditional Shukokai Karate but the discipline also promotes honesty, respect and patience. It is not just about physical fitness, but also about developing a more relaxed approach to life, increasing your self confidence and developing respect - for yourself and others!


The classes are hard work but fun, challenging yet rewarding. If we didn't enjoy what we do we wouldn't come back week after week, year after year. Our aim is to enable everyone at our club to fulfil their maximum potential, and have fun at the same time.


Minimum age to start training is 6 years old.

Key Benefits of Membership:

Access to (KSI) Kimura Shukokai International World & European Championships

Access to regular KSI International & SKF Domestic Courses / Seminars

Regular SKF National Squad training for Juniors & Seniors

Regular SKF Domestic Championships

Regular Grading Examinations

Access to EKF National Team / WKF Santioned Competitions

Access to Referee & Judges Courses & Qualifications

Learn the true art of Kimura Shukokai Karate from Highly ranked Senior Instructors

All SKF Instructors are fully CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked

Full Members Insurance cover for all SKF students

We teach Men, Women & Children of all ages


"A Little Thing That Can Make A Big Difference"

Private tuition available :

One to One lessons :

Group team building courses :

Gain fitness, confidence and self-discipline

" The ultimate aim of the martial arts lies not in victory or defeat but in the perfection of the character of its participants."


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