FSKA Karate Classes

Karate with a difference

Funakoshi Karate is an international Shotokan style of karate that is practiced in over 35 countries around the world. Head of F.S.K.A. is Shihan Kyle Funakoshi. Shihan Kyle has been training in Shotokan Karate for 39 years and currently instructs full time at the FSKA Headquarters in the USA.

We offer classes for beginners and all other kyu levels for children (6+ years), adults and woman only classes (coached by our female black belt instructors).

Students aged 6+ years will work towards grading for different colour belts. Every term students will follow a set syllabus and before being awarded their new colour belt they will need to be competent to pass the grading exam at the end of each term i.e. in March, July and December.
There will be a training session in the morning before each grading. This is a highlight for all students as they will be able to train with all of our instructors as well as meet students from our other venues from across SW London. Gradings are done outside classes on a Saturday at the end of each term. In December there is an annual prize giving.


FSKA students may wear the traditional white karate gi (suit) to classes. Suits and further karate kit may be purchased through our office by emailing info@fskauk.co.uk with your requirements.
We encourage Students to participate in our in-house leagues as well as competitions outside our club. Please speak with your class instructors for more information.

We offer an apprenticeship scheme for our junior black belt students, where they may work as Sempais (assistants) to our senior black belt instructors to gain experience in teaching others so they too may have the experience and confidence to become Senseis (coaches) themselves one day.

Please also read about the history or Shotokan Karate here.

What happens during a class?

Our classes are taught by black belt instructors only and some senior instructors (Senseis) are assisted by our junior black belt students (Sempais).
Training is usually 1 hour or 1.5 hours long, depending on the day and class the student has decided to register for.
We offer a reduced fee structure for students attending more than one class a week /per term or more than 1 hours of karate per week/per term. Please enquire with our office for further details.

Students are taught a set syllabus for their gradings (exams) as well as kumite (sparring) techniques. Students will learn basic Japanese martial arts jargon during their training.
Classes start with a warm up and revision of what has been learnt previously and students then move onto learning their kata (sequence of movements) for their kyu (belt) grade at the end of the term.
Classes are structured in such a way that students may join the club at any time during a term.
Classes are term time only.

Classes open to the public:

Barnes: St Michael’s Community Centre (39 Elm Bank Gardens, Barnes Bridge, SW13 0NX)
Clapham Common: St Barnabas’ Church (Northside, SW4 9SW)
Kew Gardens: Scout Hall (Station Avenue, Kew Village, TW9 3QA)
Kingston: Leander Sea Scouts HQ ( 92 Lower Ham Road, KT2 5BB)
Teddington: Stanley Junior School (Strathmore Rd, TW11 8UH)
Teddington: St Mark’s (St Mark’s Road, TW11 9DE)
Twickenham: Saint Richard Reynolds Catholic College (Clifden Rd, TW1 4LT)
Wimbledon:  Pelham Primary School (Southey Rd, SW19 1NU)

Further classes are held at the following schools only for pupils attending these schools:

Broomfield House School
Darell Primary School
DSL, Petersham (The German School)
Eaton Square Schools
GEMS Twickenham Primary Academy
Pelham Primary School
Queens School (Kew Gardens)
Stanley Infant School
St Catherine’s School
The All Hallows Church (Squad training)
The Hampshire School, Chelsea
The Queens School, Kew Gardens, Richmond
Trafalgar Infant and Junior School
German School Dojo (Tuesdays): Studio, Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 7AH


Class Timetable

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FSKA (Funakoshi Shotokan Karate) Kit

We offer our students the opportunity to purchase the white karate gi (suits) direct through our club/office.

Students will be required to purchase and affix our FSKA club badge to the front of the suit.

Students may also order any other kit they may require such as kumite competition protection gear through our club/office. Please email your requirements to info@fskauk.co.uk.


The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants." - Gichin Funakoshi

Contact Us

  • 02089 406723

  • 07546 961462

  • info@fskauk.co.uk

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