Launceston Shotokan Karate Club is the home dojo of Sensei Roger Carpenter, 7th Dan,
the Chief Instructor of SKKIF. It is a traditional shotokan karate club affiliated
to SKKIF in the UK, which is the UK representative of Shotokan Karate-do International
Federation (SKIF) - a worldwide organisation in 130 countries. Grades are internationally
recognised with all black belts registered in Japan.
Dedicated to following the guidance and philosophy of Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa (10th
Dan), SKKIF offers a comprehensive training syllabus for traditional shotokan style
karate in both set and freestyle fighting. Apart from gaining a thorough grounding
in self-defence, training with SKKIF improves and maintains fitness, flexibility,
speed, strength, self-awareness and discipline. The teaching structure results in
high technical standards and the ability to utilise techniques in practical situations.
It is however an inclusive style of training so that karateka of all ages and abilities
are able to benefit from the training.
Shotokan Karate Cornwall
New members (experienced or beginners) are welcome at our Cornwall karate club, which
is based at the Crunch Gym, Scarne Industrial Estate, Launceston. We are close to
the A30 dual carriageway making access easy from Cornwall and West Devon. We have
a range of members from beginner to black belt, who travel from as far away as Exeter
and St Austell to train.
Launceston Shotokan Karate Club for traditional karate in Cornwall and West Devon
Launceston Shotokan karate club - easy access from Bude, Okehampton, Tavistock,
Bodmin and other areas of North Cornwall. St Giles on the Heath Shotokan karate
club - easy access from Holsworthy, Lifton, Bridestowe and other areas of West Devon.
Dartmoor Shotokan Karate club - easy access for Chagford, Whiddon Down, Moretonhampstead,
South Zeal karate, Sticklepath karate, Bovey Tracey, Lustleigh, Cheriton Bishop karate,
North Bovey and other areas of Teignbridge karate and West Devon.