Kyodai Karate

When deciding which school to send your children to or what gym to join you take a number of things into consideration before making your decision. There are many different Martial Arts and Clubs, far to many to go through in detail here, but it is important that you find the right Martial Art or Club for your needs. Karate is only one of these Martial Arts and Kyodai karate is only one club of many.

Karate is both an art and philosophy, because each person has a different personality, this reflects in their interpretation. Therefore, Karate masters founded their own school, teaching their style or Ryu. Kyodai is the name given to our Ryu, which is based upon Kyokushin, which was originated by the master, Masutatsu Oyama.
Kyodai     - Means Brothers,
Kyoku      - Means ultimate,
Shin          - Means truth or reality

We know that everyone has there own reasons for training in karate, whether it be self defence, fitness or just love of the art. Some will compete whilst others will study kata for years. In a world of moral decline and constantly falling standards, karate taught properly, can be a life-line for the young and we cannot think of a better vehicle to teach our young people, good manners, etiquette, respect for their elders and indeed themselves and give them a decent start and a way and purpose in life. At Kyodai karate we will encourage students to achieve the highest standard in one's self, building confidence and self-awareness. Our aim is to provide all students with the opportunity to learn and practice Karate in the Kyodai way. The first step to becoming a martial artist is the same for everyone. You need to come and take that big first step through the door. 

To help you decide Kyodai karate's first lesson is always free, just come along and try it out.


17th April Abbey wood Kata competition

Well done to Lewis Watts (left) 2015 Kyodai Karate Top Grade. You never know he might actual smile in 2016.
Check Events for all Competition and Grading dates.
Remember squad training for competitions is every Wednesday 8 to 9 at Crayford


July 17th Karate Competition at the O2

The symbol of Kyokushin is the Kanku. This is derived from the Kanku Kata, sky-gazing form, in which the hands raised to scan the sky, thus forming the symbol with the joining fingers and thumbs. The points of the Kanku are represented by the fingers and imply the ultimate or peaks. The thick sections are represented from the wrists and imply power. The centre implies infinity and depth. A circle encloses the whole Kanku, implying continuity and circular movement.



Est. 1999


Kyodai Martial Arts 1999