TRADITIONAL VALUES. INNOVATIVE APPROACH.
Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do
Winner of the Martial Arts School of the Year 2021/22 for Southern England and in 2022/23 for Southern England and Nationally, Kyudokan is a renowned and well established karate school, studying Goju Ryu under the direction of David Morris Sensei.
Since its inception in 1979, the Kyudokan has represented the traditional values of karate and is one of the very few in the UK still teaching authentic Japanese karate.
David continues to study and at 68 his visits to Japan have afforded him a wealth of knowledge, which is evident in the Kyudokan’s teaching ethos: a great depth of tradition, sometimes lacking in the more modern ‘Westernised’ schools.
Whether you are an experienced karateka or just beginning your journey; the Kyudokan will help you on your own martial arts path.
The Kyudokan has weekly training at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre, Bitterne Leisure Centre, Holly Hill Leisure Centre in Sarisbury Green, Places Leisure Centre in Eastleigh, Winchester Sport & Leisure Park and outdoors during the Summer at Hatch Grange Park in West End.
Standard classes cater for all ages from 6 to 76 years old, all genders and abilities allowing adults and children and families to train separately or together depending on their preference. For younger students, aged 4-5 years old, we have our new* Kyudokids classes. *from 30th January 2024
The structured syllabus helps the student gain and develop confidence and fitness while learning the traditional ways of martial arts.
Everyone has the opportunity to progress through the grades from white belt to black belt and beyond with encouragement to undertake more in-depth study.
Why choose Kyudokan?
'Kyudokan' means to search for the way. Here are six reasons why we believe your search begins here.
Quality, individually focussed teaching: Our classes are split into small groups, where typically 5 - 7 students, of the same level of experience, are assigned their own sensei (teacher), this ratio ensures highly efficient progression.
Traditional: Kyudokan practices Goju-Ryu (Hard - Soft) Karate - a style for life that is highly practical for all ages, fitness levels and strength. It is signified by combining soft flowing movement with powerful strikes and throws.
Support: Kyudokan has a strong admin team that ensures our members are up-to-date on all club information. We have a free app ( and ) featuring class timetables and booking, club message board and progress tracking.
Karate for real life: Students start with very light contact and progress to full contact as they become more proficient at Kumite (sparring) and controlling their technique. This syllabus helps prepare our students for the real world.
Unrivalled Value: An all-in monthly fee giving members access to all Kyudokan dojos. Our monthly fee includes everything - we do not charge extra for gradings / belts or insurance, and there is no joining fee. Our members only shop offers everything you need, usually at less than MSRP.
Belonging: A club with a family atmosphere that has been running for over 40 years. Annual events include a xmas party for students and families, regular seminars, camping trips, and the opportunity to study in Japan!
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