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    Blackpool Shotokan Karate

    Proud to be part of the
    Shotokan Karate-Do
    International Federation

    The philosophy of SHOTOKAN KARATEDO is based on the traditional Budo sprits of Karatedo
    which seeks for the perfection of character through hard training and discipline

Karate for Beginners

At BSK we have over 35 years experience of guiding complete beginners, through their journey to black belt and beyond! It doesn't matter how fit you are or your age. Karate is for everyone

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Karate for Experts

As we are part of the SKIF we invite the instructors from the General Headquaters of Toyko to train at our club. We also hold regular Yudanshas with our partner clubs

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Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa

In Karate, there is no secret other than hard training. This is the real spirit of Karate







Karate is an amazing workout, training regularly is a great way to boost health, lose weight and look & feel great

Self Defence

Karate is all about self defence. You will learn proven techniques to look after your friends, family and self


Karate teaches you how to remain calm in stressful situations. This is useful in all aspects of life


Be confident in yourself no matter the challenge. Either in school, work or out on the street. Be the master of your destiny

Renshi Ray Wilkin

About BSK

A friendly club that trains three times a week, running mixed class's for adults and children from seven years old.

Following the teaching of Soke Hirakazu Kanazawa BSK is part of SKKIF and has been running for over 35 years. We have 10 black belt instructors from 1st to 7th dan

Our Training Times

As with most things in life you get out what you put in. Karate is no exception. Train hard, train regularly and succeed in your journey

Our news

Keep up to date with the latest news about the club. Content is constantly updated so check back often

Tanaka Sensei
Tanaka Sensei November 2022

Tanaka Sensei from our headquarters in Tokyo stopped by our sister dojo in Bamber Bridge Preston to give a training session to all SKKIF associated clubs in the North West. He also sat on two 1st Kyu’s Shodan gradings, which

Heian Shodan
Heian Shodan – Peaceful Mind One

Heian Shodan is the first Kata that you will learn when you start your journey with Blackpool Shotokan Karate. Heian Shodan translates from Japanese to English as Peaceful Mind One and is a great introduction to Kata. The Kata itself


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