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Contact: Simon Jennings
Telephone: 07786 445200

Plymouth Shotokan Karate Club

Plymouth Shotokan Karate ClubWelcome to the home of Plymouth Shotokan Karate Centre. We train in traditional Japanese Karate-do under the tutelage of Sensei Simon Jennings (3rd Dan JKA) who has  23 years experience in the art.

Sensei Les Clarke, 4th Dan JKA has been running the club for over 50 years and has only recently decided to step down from the day to day activities of the club.


Plymouth SKC has always been affiliated to  the Japan Karate Association, receiving guidance from the world's top Japanese instructors.

Shotokan in PlymouthAll of Plymouth Shotokan's instructors are fully qualified under the JKAE governing body guidelines.

All instructors and coaches teaching at the Plymouth club have to obtain an Enhanced Certificate from the Criminal Records Bureau (DBS), who conduct an in-depth search into the background of any applicants. Only after such searches is a certificate issued. The JKAE has a dedicated Child Protection Unit within the committee to ensure the association keeps in line with current and future legislation. All Instructors are fully insured.