About us and Beginners Information

The association has around 300 students who train regularly at one our Dojo's in the South Midlands region. We have clubs in Northampton shire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Our students are of all ages from 6 years and upwards, men and women, boys and girls, often with members of the same family training together. We offer no barrier to race or creed, ability or disability.

We are an association of Karate clubs that follow the traditional forms of Karate, as originated by Master Gichin Funakoshi(1868 - 1957),

We are Joined the World Japanese Karate Association in 2014 and study and practice traditional karate and all its values 

We are one of the few Karate organisations in the country with a fully accredited, licensed, professional Chief Instructor by the world Japanese Karate association

This provides our students with the confidence of knowing that what they are being taught complies with the highest standards

All our instructors undergo police authority checks, qualify in first aid,, register with local council/sports authorities where required, and undertake our own courses (including passing written tests) to qualify as Assistant, Club, and Association instructor to the WJKA Level 


I'm Roy Richards,I am a 6th Dan and Founder and Chief Instructor of the Shotokan Karate Association. Please get in touch with me if you are interested in joining one of our clubs. My contact details are shown below.



Chief Instructor Roy Richards

Postal Address: 22 Elmsdale Road, Wootton, Beds. MK43 9JN

Phone: (07733) 222495(07733) 222495