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welcome to the kenmei shotokan karate website

instructor: sensei neil jerome, 4th dan, KUGB england squad 2012. kenmei is a small, friendly karate club based within the royal marsden/institute of cancer research grounds. come and say hi, and try karate for free!

"Neil is an exemplary karateka who seeks to talk with his karate, and systematically studies karate as a martial art. This is Karate-Do!"

- Sensei André Bertel, 6th Dan IJKA

"Neil is a superb instructor."

- Sensei John Parnell, 5th Dan KUGB

current training times are:

mondays 19:00 - 21:00
wednesdays 18:30 - 20:00
fridays 13:00 - 14:00

new! kids class, beginning february 2016
suitable for beginners and little ones:
sundays 14:00 - 15:00
with sensei john maclelland
more details here
(recommended minimum age 6 years old; please contact us for queries)

5 per class (pay-as-you-go)
monthly discounted rate available
personal instruction available

in the downs hall, ICR
(postcode: SM2 5NG)
(first time? you'll need this map!)

first class free, everyone always welcome!

we are always open to new members, whether you're experienced, just beginning, or coming from a different style. feel free to come along and watch, or join in if you like. shotokan karate is a traditional martial art and combines elements of self-defence, sports and fitness training, and the philosophy of its founder that the ultimate goal of the art of karate is not in victory or defeat, but rather in the perfection of the character of its participants.

please use the links above to find your way around, and the boxes on the left to keep up to date with important information. occasionally, the club sends out emails with details of events, or changes to training, and so forth; if you would like to be included on this email, or for general enquiries, please email if you have any questions or suggestions regarding the site, things you might like to see or material to submit, or wish to report any problems you encounter, please email enjoy your visit!