Traditional martial arts tuition in Cornwall, UK.

SANDOKAI KARATE CLUBS


Below are a list of Cornish towns which have a Sandokai Karate club. Our classes last 2 hours. Younger students may stay for only the first hour if they wish.

Click on the name of the town closest to your location for more information on your local class.
  • HELSTON
    HELSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE GYMASIUM
    CHURCH HILL
    HELSTON
    TR13 8NR

    TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS
    7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

    Instructors
    Shihan Kevin Gilbert (7th Dan)
    Sensei Adam Collick (6th Dan)
    Sensei Jason Thompson (4th Dan)
    Sensei Josh Hughes (4th Dan)



    Coming from Falmouth, turn right at the roundabout and head towards Redruth. 200 yards on at the entrance to the Water-Ma-Trout industrial estate turn left, and then immediately left again by the swimming pool. The entrance to the school is about 150 yards on your right.

    Coming from Redruth, turn right at the entrance to the Water-Ma-Trout industrial estate, and then immediately left again by the swimming pool. The entrance to the school is about 150 yards on your right.

    Coming from Penzance, drive through Helston heading for Falmouth to the roundabout. Turn off to Redruth. 200 yards on turn left at the entrance to the Water-Ma-Trout industrial estate, and then immediately left again by the swimming pool. The entrance to the school is about 150 yards on your right.

    Coming from the Lizard, head towards Falmouth (past Flambards) until you come to the roundabout. 200 yards on turn left at the entrance to the Water-Ma-Trout industrial estate, and then immediately left again by the swimming pool. The entrance to the school is about 150 yards on your right.

  • LANNER
    GEMINI DANCE HALL
    LANNER MOOR
    LANNER
    TR16 6JD

    Saturdays
    2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

    Instructors
    Sensei Jason Thompson (4th Dan)
    Sensei Rob Piper (3rd Dan)



    Coming from Falmouth, take the Redruth road and as you enter Lanner the Gemini Dance Hall is on your left; the building just before the petrol station.

    Coming from Redruth, take the Falmouth Road and drive through Lanner. The Gemini Dance Hall is on the right hand side; the next building after the the petrol station.

    Note: the building is on the main road so there is limited parking. Most people park in the side road beside the Coppice Inn or in the estate opposite the Coppice Inn.

  • PLAYING PLACE
    KEA COMMUNITY CENTRE
    OLD COACH ROAD, PLAYING PLACE
    TR3 6ET

    THURSDAYS
    7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

    Instructors
    Shihan Robin Whale (8th Dan)
    Sensei Trevor Brooks (3rd Dan)
    Sempai Victoria Olobia (2nd Dan)
    Sempai Aidan Tennenbaum (1st Dan)



    Coming from Truro, take the main Truro to Falmouth road. At the first Playing Place roundabout (before the garage) turn left towards Playing Place and then immediately left again. Kea Community Centre is the second building on your left (between the Snooker club and the skate park). There is free parking to the rear of the building.

    Coming from Falmouth, Redruth or Helston, head towards Truro at the Treluswell roundabout. Pass the Norway Inn and follow the road past Carnon Downs. As you approach Playing Place you will see two roundabouts. Cross over the first roundabout and pass the garage to the second roundabout and turn right towards Playing Place and then immediately left. Kea Community Centre is the second building on your left (between the Snooker club and the skate park). There is free parking to the rear of the building.


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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?


The good news is that your first lesson is free of charge, so you can see if Karate is for you without losing anything other than some time and a little bit of sweat! After that we ask you to pay a nominal fee of £3 for each session that you attend.

We do not demand "joining fees", payment by direct debit or that you sign up for a set number of lessons. Nor do we insist that you buy a karate suit or other equipment on your first night - normally you will know when you want to buy a suit and fit in with the rest of the class.

What we will want you get as soon as possible, though, is your national Karate licence; mainly because your licence contains an insurance policy to protect both yourself and other club members in case of accidental injury.

NO LOCAL CLUB?


If you would like a Sandokai Karate Club in your locality and know of a suitable venue please contact us and we'll see what we can do!

What we require is a clean, safe venue which can accommodate up to twenty people. The venue needs to have toilets and (ideally) parking facilities. The venue should be available for hire all year round on the same day of the week, not just during specific periods of the year.

Many of our clubs have been in the same venue, training on the same day at the same time for years.