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Goshinkan Karate is the right place for people who are interested in self defence, fitness, and building confidence with martial arts practice
Are you curious about or have an interest in martial arts?

Would you like to improve your level of fitness?
Our students are of all ages from 7 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 promote Practical Traditional Karate taught with modern methods
Whether you have been training forever or you are a raw beginner, our classes can help your martial arts development.
Karate can help you achieve self defence awareness, while increasing your self-defence skills.  It is a fun way of keeping fit and you will find that your confidence and self esteem grow with every lesson.
Approached in the right way; with dedication, effort, perseverance, and a desire for something greater than the materialistic western way of life, karate becomes a form of stress relief and a great joy.
Why wait? Day one can be today, or in three years, it will still be day one. Come join us and get it out of the way.

"When you look at life think in terms of karate. But remember that karate is not only karate, it is life"

Gichin Funakoshi

"Karate-Do is a lifetime study"

Kenwa Mabuni

"Using no way as way. Having no limitation as limitation."

Bruce Lee

"Karate begins and ends with courtesy."

Gichin Funakoshi

"The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants."

Gichin Funakoshi

"Karate is about discipline and the first discipline is showing up for class"


"Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment"


"He who is taught only by himself has a fool for a master"

Ben Jonson

"If you understand the principles in one kata you understand them all"

Gichin Funakoshi

"Karate kata should always be practiced with its practical use in mind"


"To practice kata is not to memorize an order. You must find the kata that work for you, understand them, digest them and stick with them for life"

Gichin Funakoshi

"There is no first attack in karate"

Funakoshi Gichin

"A punch should stay like a treasure in the sleeve.It should not be used indiscriminately."

Master Chotoku Kyan

"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."

Master Yoda

"One of the most striking features of karate is that it may be engaged in by anybody, young or old, strong or weak, male or female."

Gichin Funakoshi

"Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick."

Bruce Lee
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About Us
Go-Shin-Kan Karate Meaning "The House of Hard Truth"
uses the traditional style of Shotokan Karate to give a complete Self Defence system. Karate was created for self-defence. Our primary aim is to pass the art on for that purpose.
We are a Karate club that follows the traditional forms of Shotokan Karate, as originated by Master Gichin Funakoshi(1868 - 1957), developed and taught by Master Keinosuke Enoeda and Master Hirokazu Kanazawa
Go-Shin-Kan teaches Traditional Shotokan Karate to adults, children, and mixed groups in and around the Yorkshire Region. With  years of experience in Shotokan Karate, our Instructor's are experienced and willing to pass on what they have learned.

An Enjoyable Pastime
Our training will help you keep fit, show you an interesting legacy, and can be immense fun

Those black belts you see may look intimidating, but they too started along the same path you will take, and are a dedicated group of students who will welcome you into the group, and we are happy to help anyone.
Sensei Chris Davis 
Founder and Chief Instructor      
5th Dan Black Belt (Renshi)
My martial arts career began in 1980 Deal in Kent, whilst on my first posting with the Royal Marines. I went along and signed up to Deal Shotokan club, which was to light the path to my martial arts future. I have trained with many different clubs over the years including Judo, Taekwondo, Goju Ryu, kick boxing and even had my own free style club in Taunton whilst serving with 40 Commando RM.

When I left the Marines in 1996 after 17 years, I did nothing for 4 years until my wife signed me up to GKR and it all came flooding back and I achieved my 1st Dan.

I have then trained and graded with many Shotokan clubs and re trained Shotokan as my first discipline. I now run Goshinkan Karate club and Association with the help of family & friends.
I have trained with many clubs in the past, but my journey over the years has taught me many lessons from different Sensei’s. Humility being the most important, respect, the ability to listen and learn even when teaching. We are always students ourselves no matter what grade we are.
Go-Shin-Kan Karate Association (GSKKA)
As an association our aim is to promote, support, encourage and practice Martial Arts. Organise and promote GSKKA in the Yorkshire area.
GSKKA will also host seminars and have gradings throughout the year as well as host and attend various levels of competitions and seminars.

Membership shall be open to everyone regardless of age, sex and ethnicity, nationality, orientation or religion. Members shall be fully insured and all sports clothing and equipment shall be for sale.
GSKKA is a non profit making organization and does not engage in matters pertaining to race, religion or politics. Our instructors will train anybody who wishes to learn traditional Shotokan Karate regardless of age or disability.
We are a friendly association and all our instructors are qualified to teach all the different aspects of Shotokan Karate.
If you would like to know more about GSKKA or to enquire about how to join the association please contact the club secretary on 07799 806534.
GSKKA is a member of, Federation of English Karate Organisations, World Union of Karate-Do Federations and the Federation of Martial Arts (via FEKO)
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