Welcome to Loughton Karate Club. We're a family friendly club based in Loughton, Essex in the UK.

Our style of karate, Wado Ryu, originates from Okinawa and dates back to 1934. We combine the teachings of traditional karate with modern training methods.

Our syllabus includes various strikes, kicks, blocks, joint locking, throws and groundwork.

Students progress through the belt system by taking gradings to test their ability.

Our aim is to guide students to learn resilience, confidence, self-control and how to defend themselves. Karate practice involves a lot of physical training helping students to be strong, fit and healthy.

Included in our syllabus is the 'soft' skills of self-defence to help students avoid and/or deal with conflict without having to use violence.

 We offer discounts for families and multiple weekly training sessions.

All levels are welcome. Children can start from 5 years old.

All of our instructors are insured, have an Enhanced DBS, Child Safeguarding and 1st Aid training.



Our Dojo Kun

Dojo kun are mottos—the spirit of which serious students should follow if they wish to gain the maximum from their training. They exemplify a mindset and for the dedicated karateka, a way of life.

HITOTSU, JINKAKU, KANSEI NI TSUTOMERU. To seek the perfection of character.
HITOTSU, MAKOTO NO MICHI O MAMORU KOTO. To follow the path of truth.
HITOTOSU, DORYOKU NO SEISHIN O YASHI-NAU KOTO. To cultivate the spirit of effort.
HITOTOSU, KEKKI NO YU O IMASHIMURU KOTO. To admonish brute courage.