Karate-London, now part of Shotokan Karate England, has clubs in the Chingford, Enfield, Barnet, Walthamstow, Southgate, Leyton, Harlow, Woodford, Wanstead, Albany and Waltham Abbey areas. These Shotokan Karate Clubs have established a standard for Karate in London and the South of England that is unparalleled. More than 300 adults and Juniors who have started as beginners in the clubs, have gone on to reach Black Belt level and some have gone on to achieve National and International success. Some have even gone on to become qualified SKE Karate Instructors.
Special Karate Events throughout the year;
- 12 Kyu Grade Courses and Gradings
- 10 Black Belt Courses including 2 Black Belt Dan Gradings.
- 2 Instructors Courses and a Qualification Exam
- National and 8 Regional Inter-Club Championships
- Referees and Judges Courses and a Qualification Exam
- Annual Exchange visits with other countries.
- Child Protection and Health & Safety Course.
- Regular social events and meals together.
- Annual ‘First Aid in Karate’ Course & Qualification.
- Top International Instructor Courses with guest instructors …
Shotokan Karate England on film and TV
Shotokan Karate England featured in the BBC program ‘The One Show’ starring ‘Karate Kid’ Jaden Smith, and his Dad, Will Smith. TV journalist and personality John Sergeant was the BBC’s ‘Karate Kid’ performing in a class with our members and Chief Instructor Sensei Rod Butler *Newspaper Report*
Members and instructors were filmed by the renowned Mike Leigh for his special short film
A Running Jump commissioned by the London Film Festival.
Our latest TV work was for the Martin Lewis Money Show filmed for ITV. Pictures and video are on the Martin Lewis page link.
Sensei ENOEDA and SHOTOKAN KARATE ENGLAND
The SKE Chief instructor Sensei Rod Butler has over 40 years of experience in Shotokan Karate and was a regular instructor at the Marshall St Dojo of Sensei Enoeda in London’s West End. He was a long time member of the KUGB and the JKA and achieved his 4th Dan KUGB JKA under the late Sensei Enoeda in May 1999 at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London. Sensei Enoeda was the highly respected Chief Instructor of the KUGB as well as the Chief Instructor of JKA Europe. Sensei Enoeda was a regular guest instructor at the clubs which now form Shotokan Karate England and he always enjoyed visits and the socialising after the classes. Sensei Rod achieved his 5th Dan in October 2005 and his 6th Dan in April 2013.
Karate Classes for Everyone
Throughout each week there are Karate classes especially targeted towards beginners, intermediate, and advanced Black and Brown Belt students and instructors. You can choose which classes are suitable for you on our Club Locations page and then come along and watch a class in progress. Naturally, if you are keen and wish to start straightaway, you can. You need no special clothing to start, just something loose fitting and comfortable. You will be assured of a warm welcome to the clubs by Rod and his team of fully qualified Black Belt Instructors who will ensure that you enjoy your karate training and also get the best from yourself. Over the years the clubs have produced more than 300 Black Belts and numerous National and International Champions.
Books Magazines & Videos
Chief Instructor Rod Butler has also travelled to Japan, training at the famous JKA Dojo in Tokyo and has a KARATE BOOK published about the late SENSEI ENOEDA 9th Dan with photos, notes and information collected over many years. You can have your own personally signed copy of this wonderful full colour karate book, ‘KEINOSUKE ENOEDA~TIGER OF SHOTOKAN KARATE.’
As well as running the clubs, Rod has written articles for various Martial Arts publications including SHOTOKAN MAGAZINE, TRADITIONAL KARATE and FIGHTING ARTS INTERNATIONAL. He also assisted in the production of the late Sensei Enoeda’s series of VIDEOS AND BOOKS. ADVANCED SHOTOKAN KATA DVDs. These Sensei Enoeda Videos are now available in DVD format via our Shop Page