Kyushindo karate is a relatively modern martial art, originating in the UK during the mid-20th century. We have taken influence from traditional Japanese styles of martial arts such as Shotokan and also flowing forms of Chinese-style arts such as Bagua. Kyushindo is not based on physical strength or bulk but on technique, footwork and economy of movement. As well as direct techniques, it uses circular movements, harnessing an opponent’s force and using it against them.
Kyushindo karate is taught by a team of fully qualified instructors. Our classes are suitable for men, women and youths, including complete beginners.
The Highgate club is headquarters of the Kyushindo Martial Arts Association.
Every Tuesday and Thursday
Adults 20.30-22.00 / Youths 20.30-21.30
Contact us for an introductory lesson.
New members recieve a free karate suit.
Do I need martial arts experience?
No prior experience is necessary. Most members started training at Kyushindo karate without any knowledge of martial arts. Our dedicated team of instructors tailor classes to the required levels of students. As students progress through the Kyushindo syllabus they undertake gradings and are awarded coloured belts.
What level of fitness is required?
You don't need to be fit to start Kyushindo karate though members are required to be in good general health. Our classes will help you increase your flexibility, stamina and strength.
Do I have to join?
You can attend an introductory lesson prior to becoming a member. To attend regularly you will need to become a member. The £25 memberhip fee is renewed annually and includes insurance.
Do students take part in competitions?
Kyushindo karate is taught as a martial art, not as a competitive sport. It is a practical style with a wide range of techniques, many of which can be applied in real-life situations where self-defence techniques might be required as a last resort.
Do you hold classes for children?
Not at the moment, though youths from 10-years-old are welcome to attend classes. They will receive training suitable for their age.
Can I turn up anytime?
Please contact us by phone, email or complete our online form to arrange an introductory lesson.
What should I wear?
Loose fitting clothing such as a T-shirt and tracksuit bottoms are suitable for initial lessons. Upon joining, new members receive a free karate kit.