About us

Chineham Shitoryu Karate Club, official member of the EKF (English Karate Federation), has been teaching all kinds of people traditional Japanese karate for 34 years. Members training with us have been able to advance all the way from beginner to black belt, even going on to compete at a national level.

We pride ourselves on our traditional approach to this acclaimed international sport and ensure high levels of coaching for our members. Our weekly Sensei is Sam Mansfield, 3rd Dan black belt assessed under Terry Connell, Head of Scottish Shitokai Karate. We are also proud to offer regular training sessions with national team coaches and 7th Dan black belt coaches.

Karate can be a fun hobby but we also value commitment and effort within sessions – showing these qualities will help you progress through belts.

We provide experienced teaching in karate with the aim of helping people to stay fit and defend themselves, whilst encouraging ability and skill in the sport. Our club is suitable for all ages 5 and over.