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Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do


Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do is an established karate school of many years standing and continues to study Goju Ryu karate under the direction of David Morris.

Since its beginning, in 1979, the Kyudokan has represented the traditional values of karate and is one of the very few in the UK still teaching authentic Japanese karate. David continues to study and at 63 his visits to Japan have afforded him a wealth of knowledge, which is evident in the Kyudokan’s teaching ethos: a great depth of tradition, sometimes lacking in the more modern ‘Westernised’ schools.

The Kyudokan is a full time dojo in the Northam area of Southampton and being central, is easily accessible from all over the city. Fully equipped and with expert tuition, you will find instructors and students alike ready to welcome you. Whether you are an experienced karateka or just beginning your journey; the Kyudokan will help you on your own martial arts path.

The kyudokan also has weekly training at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre, Bitterne Leisure Centre, Holly Hill Leisure Centre in Sarisbury Green and Places leisure Centre in Eastleigh

Classes cater for all ages, genders and abilities allowing adults and children and families to train separately or together depending on their preference.

The structured syllabus helps the student gain and develop confidence and fitness while learning the traditional ways of martial arts.

Everyone has the opportunity to progress through the grades from white belt to black belt and beyond with encouragement to undertake more in-depth study.

In addition to Karate, Kyudokan also does:

  • Kyuology: a 3 Week anti-stress combat system course that meets twice a week.
  • Karate Parties: where your child can be a black belt for a day
  • Weapons Training: to help co-ordination and dexterity
  • School Holiday Clubs: children care during school holidays
  • Karate Camp: members can spend a few days a year in the New Forest enjoying camping, BBQ's, obstacle courses and of course Karate!

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Joshua is only six, still working on his coordination. Thank goodness he’s practicing with safety nunchucks. Kyudokan have monthly nunchucku sessions. Joshua “ Bruised Lee” Ansty Taitt may not be ready yet to teach, but look at his face!! He simply enjoys ... See MoreSee Less

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We teach nunchuku at my dojo weekly

Bruised Lee. Love it lol

Junior Half Term Training Times and Venues

For half term the junior sessions normally held at Eastleigh Places and Chamberlayne Leisure Centre will be at the main dojo due to half term availability.

Tuesday 18th February 6 -7pm Juniors - Main Dojo

Thursday 20th February 6 - 7pm Juniors - Main Dojo

Friday 21st February 6 - 7pm Juniors - Bitterne Leisure Centre

Week commencing 24th February - Return to normal

Many Thanks

Team Kyudokan
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Are juniors on tonight at the main dojo please?

Kyudokan Half Term Club was a tremendous success with everyone enjoying the days program. Weapons,fighting, a little bit of Kyudokan history, board breaking and so much fun left both students and teachers totally exhausted. But it was action packed, the six hours went by so quickly. Because of the interest and fun, we will be arranging more for the next half term ... See MoreSee Less

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Lovely photos, well done ninjas.xxxx.

Thanks Zac had a great day 😊

Kyudokan Karate at Holly Hill Leisure Centre, every Sunday morning.
Beginners very welcome to your first free lesson. Kyudokan Kids really enjoy all our karate lessons, especially the sparring.

Under strict supervision your children will learn that respect, control and determination are so very important qualities that Kyudokan Karate instil in all our childrenImage attachment

Kyudokan Karate at Holly Hill Leisure Centre, every Sunday morning.
Beginners very welcome to your first free lesson. Kyudokan Kids really enjoy all our karate lessons, especially the sparring.

Under strict supervision your children will learn that respect, control and determination are so very important qualities that Kyudokan Karate instil in all our children
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Kyudokan karate has taught children karate for more than 25 years and is one of the longest established clubs in the South of England.

Karate has many benefits and our students learn discipline, social awareness, fitness and self defence. Our instructors have a wealth of knowledge, some having returned from being taught as children many years ago.

Starting from the age of 4 years, classes are every Tuesday from 6 -7 pm at Places for People, Passfield Ave, Eastleigh..

Come along and give it try. First lesson is free and you would be most welcome. For more details www.kyudokan.co.uk
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Amazing!! Well done guys!

Love this video David x

Violet is just amazing!! First karate lesson at the dojo. Punching ?!?!
Totally nailed it !!!..............and she’s only 5 years old!!
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PRE GRADING LESSONS have become very popular for students who want extra tuition specifically for up and coming gradings.
Held every month, pre book your place on March’s lesson

PRE GRADING LESSONS have become very popular for students who want extra tuition specifically for up and coming gradings.
Held every month, pre book your place on March’s lesson
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Friday nights are designated for sparring only. Dan SenseI will be taking Fridays sessions concentrating on the many aspects of fighting. From striking to grappling, distance and timing, Goju contains everything ... See MoreSee Less

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Looks like fun. Do u have room for an old one Sensei ?

Another great night, class tonight taken Pete Sensei. Pete who has his own dojo in Fair Oak, took a superb lesson. Fighting was fast and furious. Remember, tonight is fight night. Make sure you bring your gum shields, pads and water!

Another great night, class tonight taken Pete Sensei. Pete who has his own dojo in Fair Oak, took a superb lesson. Fighting was fast and furious. Remember, tonight is fight night. Make sure you bring your gum shields, pads and water! ... See MoreSee Less

Great night at our new class. With boys, girls and their parents joining in, everyone had a great time! Same time next Monday 6.00-7.30. If you want to give it a try,, come along, everyone welcome

Great night at our new class. With boys, girls and their parents joining in, everyone had a great time! Same time next Monday 6.00-7.30. If you want to give it a try,, come along, everyone welcome ... See MoreSee Less

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Practicing with weapons will improve coordination, dexterity and distance which are very important. They also are great fun . It’s Joshua’s first time practicing with the nunchaku. I’m pleased he didn’t want to use the wooden ones.

We will be holding a nunchaku course during half term. Please let me know if your interested as soon as possible as numbers will be limited.
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Really good, this is excellent to see. Well done Joshua (+Sensei)!

Ben Baki Sensei band is playing
on 14th December Ben Baki Sensei will be playing with his band. This is not a Kyudokan specific event, but everyone is welcome. For full details and ticket prices please see their website http://www.the-strand.net

Ben Baki Sensei band is playing
on 14th December Ben Baki Sensei will be playing with his band. This is not a Kyudokan specific event, but everyone is welcome. For full details and ticket prices please see their website www.the-strand.net
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Classes this Week
Just a reminder to everyone that the Junior classes on Wednesday and the Friday Senior class this week are cancelled.
All classes return to normal next week.
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Does that mean there’s no class at all on Wednesday or is the 6.30 senior class still on please?

3 months ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Association

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Kyudokan Grading - Sunday 27th October
A huge congratulations to Hayden, Lilly and Ollie for achieving their Red Belt 9th KYU.
Kai and Luke for continuing their leaning to pass their Yellow Belt 8th KYU.
Zac, Aiden, Johnathan and Lilly for getting the basics right and passing their Orange Belt 7th KYU.
Jacob, Rohan and Elliott for performing Sanchin Kata passing their Green Belt 6th KYU.
Finally a massive congratulations to Sam (10 years old!!) for passing his Brown Belt 1st KYU. To pass his grade Sam had to prove that he knew all the basics to a high standard before doing the Katas Sanchin, Gekifa, Saifa, Sanseiru and Unshu, His final test was a few rounds of Kumite demonstrating his fighting skills and applications. Well done Sam, just one grade to go until your first Black Belt!

Kyudokan Grading - Sunday 27th October
A huge congratulations to Hayden, Lilly and Ollie for achieving their Red Belt 9th KYU.
Kai and Luke for continuing their leaning to pass their Yellow Belt 8th KYU.
Zac, Aiden, Johnathan and Lilly for getting the basics right and passing their Orange Belt 7th KYU.
Jacob, Rohan and Elliott for performing Sanchin Kata passing their Green Belt 6th KYU.
Finally a massive congratulations to Sam (10 years old!!) for passing his Brown Belt 1st KYU. To pass his grade Sam had to prove that he knew all the basics to a high standard before doing the Kata's Sanchin, Gekifa, Saifa, Sanseiru and Unshu, His final test was a few rounds of Kumite demonstrating his fighting skills and applications. Well done Sam, just one grade to go until your first Black Belt!
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I wasn’t aware there was grading yesterday? Ollie is desperate to take his next one and has been waiting since last month!

Sam was really proud to pass and he managed to get his brown belt 1st KYU when he was actually only 10. 😊

Just recently,  I have had discussions with people who say they practice traditional karate. I’ve asked “why “? They normally reply that they continue the teachings of their teacher.

While there is some merit in this, sometimes it’s easy to be caught  in tradition within a group and people follow old traditions when they are resistant to change: Karateka of long standing tend to find it difficult to adapt to the new traditions of the changing world.

Tradition is the past, you cant change it but you can learn from it, By living wholly in tradition, you may find yourself living in the past. Move forward. It is not the past that matters but the future. But the future is not decided The present defines the future. 

The concept of past, present and future is known as time. In Kumite understanding time should be studied most earnestly

Just recently, I have had discussions with people who say they practice traditional karate. I’ve asked “why “? They normally reply that they continue the teachings of their teacher.

While there is some merit in this, sometimes it’s easy to be caught in tradition within a group and people follow old traditions when they are resistant to change: Karateka of long standing tend to find it difficult to adapt to the new traditions of the changing world.

Tradition is the past, you cant change it but you can learn from it, By living wholly in tradition, you may find yourself living in the past. Move forward. It is not the past that matters but the future. But the future is not decided The present defines the future.

The concept of past, present and future is known as time. In Kumite understanding time should be studied most earnestly
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Totally agree. Kimesanchin is constantly evolving

In the end we are all in a Ryu of one

Great class tonight, juniors working extremely hard, now a time to reflect

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Kyudokan dojo, a great atmosphere to study. Lantern designed and made by Mike Moss, a beautiful piece of art given as a gift to the Kyudokan

Kyudokan dojo, a great atmosphere to study. Lantern designed and made by Mike Moss, a beautiful piece of art given as a gift to the Kyudokan ... See MoreSee Less

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The dojo looks grand!

It’s the best feeling in the world to see old students return. Ian started karate with me when he was seven. Twenty seven years later he returns to the dojo. Picks up a broom and sweep the floor. No more to be said

It’s the best feeling in the world to see old students return. Ian started karate with me when he was seven. Twenty seven years later he returns to the dojo. Picks up a broom and sweep the floor. No more to be said ... See MoreSee Less

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He must have cut your hair

Good to see Ian back training

Ian Turner so many fond memories of you and your dad love to you both xxxx

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