Loughton Karate Club

Our club was founded by Sensei Stephen O’Brien in 2010. Since then, our student base has grown to almost 200. We now run classes 6 days a week in Loughton and the surrounding areas. We have after school clubs and evening/weekend classes too.

Our syllabus is based on practical application karate, used for self defence. In an ever-changing world where violence is never too far away, it’s vital that everyone learns the skills to avoid conflict and know how to deal with it should you be unlucky enough to face an attacker. Confidence is an important aspect to staying safe and karate will instil this over time.

As a community-based club, we run free sessions for local non-profit making organisations like the Scouts. We also run free women only self-defence workshops 4 times a year.

Karate is a dynamic way to get fit and stay fit. With a vast array of techniques, combinations and katas to learn, our classes will stimulate you mentally as well as physically. So why not try a new challenge and join our club today?

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