Shotokan Traditional Karate Organisation

Traditional Shotokan Karate Classes for men, women, of all ages etc

If you’re considering taking up traditional Shotokan karate, derived from Master Kanazawa, we run beginners courses at various venues such as North London Karate Club, Muswell Hill and Winchmore Hill at various times throughout the year. The karate classes consist of traditional, non-contact Shotokan karate – suitable for men, women and children – taught in small groups by some of the most experienced black belts in the UK.

SHOTO runs regular Beginners Courses at both North London and Winchmore Hill dojos.
Courses run for 12 lessons with a grading to Red Belt at the end of the course.  Red Belts may then join the main class.

  • Courses contain basic kicks, punches, strikes, blocks and self-defence.
  • Traditional non-contact Shotokan Karate for men women and children.
  • Taught by experienced EKF Black Belts.
  • No special clothing necessary.
  • Certificate awarded at end of course.


Free 6 Week Beginners Karate Course – Thursdays 7.30-9pm, Greig City Academy

FREE 6 week Karate Beginner Course
Up to 16 lessons available
Winchmore Hill or North London Clubs, train at either or both.
Course contains basic blocks, strikes, kicks, first kata and self defence
Free grading to red belt at the end of the course.
No special clothing necessary.
20 spaces allocated on a first come first served basis.
Place secured on receipt of enrolment form
Over 16s only, suitable for all abilities

read more