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Established 1975

"Maintaining the highest standards of karate-do"

At JKA Orpington we practice the 'Shotokan' style of Karate; one of the most traditional and widely recognised forms of karate today. We pride ourselves on a structured class that adheres to an internationally recognised syllabus. Students will also learn practicle self-defence techniques, appropriate to modern day life.

Karate is suitable for all ages. It is a great way to increase both physical and mental fitness, boost confidence and self discipline.

JKA Orpington is affiliated to the Japan Karate Association England (JKAE). We are a friendly club where beginners and experienced students are always welcome.


“The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants”

Gichin Funakoshi

Where & When

The Walnuts Leisure Centre

Lych Gate Rd
Orpington
Kent BR6 0TJ

Thursdays 5pm - 6pm (Juniors)
Thursdays 8pm - 9pm (Seniors)
Saturdays  3pm - 4pm (Juniors)

Training is in the dojo, located on the top floor of the sports centre.

Male and female changing facilities with warm showers are available on the first floor.

There is free on street parking in Lych Gate Road after 6.30pm but please allow plenty of time as spaces are limited.

The Priory Leisure Centre

Tintagel Road
Orpington
Kent BR5 4LG

Tuesdays 8pm - 9pm (Seniors)

Training is in the dance studio which is the external building overlooking the football pitches.

Male and female changing facilities and warm showers are available in the block located at ground level, directly opposite the football pitches.

There is a small, free car park on-site and local on street parking spaces available.


“Spirit first, technique second.”
Gichin Funakoshi

Our Instructors

JKA Orpington instructors are all fully qualified, maintain full public liability insurance, are Enhanced DBS certified and key instructors are trained in first-aid and child safeguarding.

Mobirise

Graham Richardson

Sensei Graham Richardson is a 4th Dan black belt and the founder of JKA Orpington. He trained for many years under the legendary Sensei Keinosuke Enoeda and Sensei Yoshinobu Ohta at the world famous Marshall Street Dojo in Central London.

Mobirise

Neil Parfrement

Sensei Neil Parfrement is a 4th Dan black belt. He began training in Nottingham under Hanshi Asano and the SKIF where he fought on their squad. In 1992 he moved to London where he began training with Sensei Graham, Sensei Enoeda and Sensei Ohta.

Mobirise

Matt Spanswick

Seseni Matt Spanswick is a 2nd Dan black belt and has trained for several years with Sensei Graham and extensively with Sensei Yoshinobu Ohta at the Oasis Dojo in London. Sensei Matt is our club secretary and runs our Juniors sessions.

Prices

Children's monthly training fees

£  16

ONE session / week


Discounted rate when paying by monthly Standing Order only

£  30

TWO sessions / week


Discounted rate when paying by monthly Standing Order only

£  4

Pay-as-you-Train


Fixed rate when paying per session

Adult's monthly training fees

£  24

ONE session / week


Discounted rate when paying by monthly Standing Order only

£  40

TWO sessions / week


Discounted rate when paying by monthly Standing Order only

£  6

Pay-as-you-Train


Fixed rate when paying per session

Family monthly training fees
For any number of students from the same immediate family!

£  30

ONE session / week


Discounted rate when paying by monthly Standing Order only

£  60

TWO sessions / week


Discounted rate when paying by monthly Standing Order only

 


Sorry but we are unable to offer discounts for families who opt to pay per session rather than by direct debit.


“Seek perfection of character. Be faithful. Endeavor. Respect others. Refrain from violent behaviour.”
Gichin Funakoshi

Gradings & Membership

  • GRADINGS - To maintain the high standards set by the JKAE, for students to grade every three months they will be expected to train reguarly (twice a week). Less frequent training may result in a longer wait between gradings at the instructor's descretion. The cost of each grading is £25 and includes a new coloured belt.
  • ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP - There is an annual membership fee of £30 which includes 'Japan Karate Association England' (JKAE) licence registration. Beginners are welcome to train for a trial period of one month before membership. Students are required to obtain a JKAE Licence in order to continue training and undertake regular gradings.

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