We are based in Chagford, in the heart of the beautiful Dartmoor National Park in
Devon and teach traditional shotokan karate.
We are affiliated to SKKIF in the UK, which is the UK representative of Shotokan
Karate-do International Federation (SKIF) - a worldwide organisation in 130 countries.
Grades are internationally recognised with all black belts registered in Japan.
SKIF is dedicated to following the guidance and philosophy of Hirokazu Kanazawa (10th
Dan), a direct student of Gichin Funakoshi, who was the founder of shotokan karate.
We have a comprehensive training syllabus for traditional shotokan style karate
in both set and freestyle fighting. Apart from gaining a thorough grounding in self-defence,
training with SKKIF improves and maintains fitness, flexibility, speed, strength,
self-awareness and discipline. The teaching structure results in high technical standards
and the ability to utilise techniques in practical situations. It is however an inclusive
style of training so that karateka of all ages and abilities are able to benefit
from the training (some members of SKKIF continue to train into their 70s), but we
teach adults only.
We are fortunate that the UK chief instructor of SKKIF, Kyoshi Roger Carpenter 8th
Dan, is based at the SKKIF karate club in Lifton, near Launceston, Cornwall, which
means that we can regularly train with him as well.
Karate classes take place at the Jubilee Hall, Chagford, Devon. Dartmoor Karate
is easily reached in about 10 minutes from the A30 at Whiddon Down between Okehampton
and Exeter and is just off the A382 from Bovey Tracey and Newton Abbot. Our Devon
karate classes are close to Moretonhampstead, Lustleigh, South Zeal, Sticklepath,
Cheriton Bishop and North Tawton.
Dartmoor Shotokan Karate for traditional karate in Dartmoor and West Devon
Dartmoor Shotokan Karate, Devon . Karate for Chagford, Whiddon Down, Moretonhampstead
and South Zeal karate. Shotokan karate near Sticklepath Bovey Tracey, Lustleigh,
Cheriton Bishop karate, North Bovey and other areas of Teignbridge and West Devon.
Shotokan karate between Exeter, Okehampton and Newton Abbot.