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Our mission is to inspire people to be their best through life skills education and martial arts in a family friendly environment, all while having some fun.

  • Learn valuable life skills such as confidence, focus, respect, goal setting
  • Learn Self Defence skills to last a lifetime
  • Learn a Martial Art, Kempo Karate
  • Get a great workout for your fitness
  • Make new friends & have fun
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Going to karate has had a massively positive impact on my 8 year old daughter and my 6 year old son. Sensei Chris focuses on key skills, like respect, that give the students self confidence and belief. My daughter has stood up to bullies based on the confidence that karate has given her.

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Bex Roberts

positive review So glad we were recommended Shizoku Martial Arts for our daughter! Constantly impressed by your positivity, encouragement, and warmth with our children. Your no nonsense yet fun approach is the perfect balance. I love the family, community feel at SMA. Thank you for sharing your passion!

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Belinda Clark

I haven't done it but having trained under Chris in another style I know it will be great.

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Doug Day

I toke my son to the opening night because he wanted to try it out because some of his friends were doing karate. He loves it and after watching him and how the classes were structure I have now join up and after my first class we both can't wait to go back.

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Jahmi Sheehan

What a great place to learn Shizoku. Sensei Chris has a wealth of knowledge and experience. His passion to share these shines through in his teaching. Fully recommend to any children or adults who want to learn some great techniques and to have fun doing it while building self confidence and belief.

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Richard Anthony Cameron

positive review This is a fantastic club! I love the values it teaches my boys and the confidence it give them too

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Priscilla Freeman-Beaton

positive review Sensei Chris and Paula have created an amazing club where kids not only learn great skills in self defence, they are encouraged to develop life skills in respect, leadership, commitment, hard work and have a greater self worth. I can’t believe the changes I’ve seen in my son who is a more confident, determined and respectful young man which has been further developed through the Leadership program he’s now in. The vibe of the club is welcoming, encouraging and run professionally, which shows by the number of new kids we see joining all the time. Thank you!!!

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Glen Counsell

Great school - the kids love training here.

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Danny Beckett

I recently took my children after moving from another club, extremely arrogant service.
You should also do your back ground check into this guy

Dam Jackson Avatar
Dam Jackson

Fantastic Women's self defence class. Recommend them to anyone wanting to learn some techniques to save themselves.

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Tina Ledington

Sensei Chris and Sensei Mike have created a great school of learning that has made learning martial arts accessable to everyone regardless of age and ability

They have developed their own unique style of teaching that is very effective , they listen to the students feedback and adapt accordingly - and are hugly patient for those that take a little longer to pick things up

reccommend SHIZOKU for anyone who wants to learn martial arts

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Clive Reed

Awesome place to train, definitely recommended for easy to learn and seriously effective martial art skills!

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Jake Askew