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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 65 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.

Whether you are an experienced karateka or just beginning your journey; the Kyudokan will help you on your own martial arts path.

The Kyudokan has weekly training at Fareham Leisure Centre, Mountbatten School Sport Hall, 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 offers:

  • Weapons Training: to help co-ordination and dexterity
  • Karate Camp: members can spend a few days a year in the New Forest enjoying camping, BBQ's, obstacle courses and of course Karate!
  • Social Events: in addition to being a truly traditional karate club, the Kyudokan is a very friendly and family focussed organisation and we have an active social scene amongst our members.

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KydoGrading day:
Congratulations for passing their grade:
Clarke, Ivy, Timi, jack, Rocco, Scarlett, Charlotte, Jake, Myles, Max, Chris, Harry & Nikola, Theadora & George and James
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Karate continues through these difficult times with 19 zoom classes every week:
+ Taking on new members for Free Trials
12 classes by grade
4 Adult Only Classes
2 Expert Classes
1 Nunchaku Classes
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Can't wait to get back to training as soon as I can

Max loved his first Nunchaku class! Thank you. ( glad my lounge was tidy 🤣)

Happy New Year from Team Kyudokan!
Classes now available to book for next week on Zoom & training in the park for Under 18s.

Happy New Year from Team Kyudokan!
Classes now available to book for next week on Zoom & training in the park for Under 18's.
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Happy New Year to you all - thanks to everyone for their hard work in running this great club 👏

Kangeiko
The term Kangeiko means training of martial arts or geigoto (accomplishment) conducted in mid-winter season. By carrying out training while enduring coldness, it aims not only to improve skills but also to discipline ones mind........Image attachment

Kangeiko
The term Kangeiko means training of martial arts or geigoto (accomplishment) conducted in mid-winter season. By carrying out training while enduring coldness, it aims not only to improve skills but also to discipline one's mind........
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Thank you for your support throughout 2020 and we look forward to seeing you in the dojo and on Zoom in the new (and hopefully much better) year.
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David, Dan, Paul, Simon and us all at team Kyudokan

Thank you for your support throughout 2020 and we look forward to seeing you in the dojo and on Zoom in the new (and hopefully much better) year.


David, Dan, Paul, Simon and us all at team Kyudokan
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Merry Christmas, thanks to you all for not only keeping sessions going but managing to improve them too! Amazing 🎄

Merry Christmas to you all 🎄🥋👍

Merry Christmas to you all 🌲

2 months ago

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Last Session till New Year
As always a full dojo, amazing standards and incredible commitment from Students and Sensei's.
Thankyou to everyone for your commitment this year, you have all been amazing. Team Kyudokan.
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Sorry I couldn't join you all. Have a great Xmas and a more kumite filled New Year

2 months ago

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6pm Tuesdays at eastleigh Leisure Centre
Family Class, all grades and all ages
Socially Distanced with 1 instructor per 6 studentsImage attachment

6pm Tuesdays at eastleigh Leisure Centre
Family Class, all grades and all ages
Socially Distanced with 1 instructor per 6 students
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How do we book and get information?

2 months ago

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New Dojo at Fareham Leisure Centre
Sundays at 11:45am
We had an amazing first session and double grading for existing members.
Well done to the 23 who passed
For the 3 who didn't pass, this is probably your most important grading, It is a fact that mistakes and failures often carry important lessons. And these are the lessons, if learned, will help us and lead us to success. Good luck next time.
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3 months ago

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Our Brand new location for Saturdays 10am
Mountbatten School Sport Hall
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My old school from just a couple of years ago 😊

3 months ago

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3 months ago

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Another excellent 3 training sessions on Thursday
1. Family session - all grades, all ages
2. Seniors Only
3. Advanced Juniors
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3 months ago

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Karate Training & Staying Safe
We may be training at a safe social distance, but the standard has never been so good. Well done to all our students. Your progress is amazing! Well done to everyone from Team Kyudokan.
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3 months ago

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New day and time for Bitterne
6:30pm Fridays Family Session
Great to see everyone back in the dojo
Everyone socially distanced, no interaction and staying safe!
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3 months ago

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Back in Training - Socially distanced - Safe
Wonderful to welcome everyone back in the dojo.
We cant get too close, but training continues, the standard improves and we are loving it!Image attachmentImage attachment

Back in Training - Socially distanced - Safe
Wonderful to welcome everyone back in the dojo.
We can't get too close, but training continues, the standard improves and we are loving it!
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Together we have gotten through lockdown again.
Thankyou to all the Sensei's and Students for your support over the last 4 weeks.
(1,000 training spaces over 4 weeks, 25 sessions a week, 10 places per class)
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Going to be strange not being allowed back in your kitchen Sensei Ben but big thanks for all your training! Looking forward to getting hardwood under foot again and not kicking the sofa!!!!

Huge thanks to Sensei Paul and Sensei Ben Baki for training in your kitchen!! Great leadership Ben thanks a lot. See you back in the dojo soon

Learnt so much in the past 4 weeks through the zoom training, looking forward to fine tuning it all in the dojo

Been great! Max really enjoyed it!

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Thank you for all the teachings Sensi’s! 🙏🏻

Well played, sir 👊

The first of our Zoom classes started this evening.
7 classes this evening with 10 places on each one. 
We have 1,000 training hours on Zoom over the next 4 weeks.Image attachmentImage attachment

The first of our Zoom classes started this evening.
7 classes this evening with 10 places on each one.
We have 1,000 training hours on Zoom over the next 4 weeks.
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No sound and couldn't stream to the TV so Lloyd is out of this one. Will try again Sunday. 🙄

Excellent 2 sessions tonight - thanks to Sensei Simon & Ben and appreciate all the hard work to make this happen and run so smoothly 👍 Bring on the orange belt.

Great first session tonight, thanks to everyone who makes this happen 👍👏🥋

4 months ago

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Over the next 4 weeks we have 1000 training hours for students using Zoom online training..

4 Sensei’s, 5 different class types, 25 sessions a week, limited to 10 students per class. 

Because we will support each other, together we will come through lockdown in 4 weeks stronger than ever.

Over the next 4 weeks we have 1000 training hours for students using Zoom online training..

4 Sensei’s, 5 different class types, 25 sessions a week, limited to 10 students per class.

Because we will support each other, together we will come through lockdown in 4 weeks stronger than ever.
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4 months ago

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Very much going to miss this!

4 months ago

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4 months ago

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Kyudokan........giving families something to do together, helping you through Covid 19

The coronavirus has had terrible implications on everyone, financially, physically and socially. It has also attacked many of us emotionally and mentally. It’s attack has been far reaching and will leave some of us needing strength to overcome this pandemic and return to some normality

The government encourages us to exercise for obvious advantages. Gyms and yoga sessions, although restricted, will help but where can you go with all the family, parents and children training together, growing stronger both mentally and physically?

Kyudokan Karate.....................

Kyudokan isn’t just about fighting. It’s also about families. Even more so in these unprecedented times. Kyudokan classes encompass a fitness and well being program akin to any well known gyms and yoga schools have.

Following strict government guidelines on social distancing and risk assessments, Kyudokan Karate instructors will get you fit, give you confidence, give you inspiration to achieve your goals.

A great way to combat Covid 19, Kyudokan isn’t just about fighting, its about families too
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Well said 👍

4 months ago

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Kyudokan Karate Family Session:
Socially distanced training.
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I knew my punches had got quicker 😉

My boy loved it!

This is great!

Very cool!

4 months ago

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Thursday Training:
🥋6pm Family Session, all juniors and seniors all levels
🥋🥋7pm seniors only, any level
🥋🥋🥋7pm advanced juniors

Next session, Saturday at Bitterne Leisure
🥋11am Family Session, all juniors and seniors all levels
🥋🥋12pm seniors only, any level
🥋🥋🥋12pm advanced juniors
🥋🥋🥋🥋1pm special sparring event in family & social bubbles
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4 months ago

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Family Karate class Tuesdays 6pm

23 students + 7 Sensei’s = high standards

Next sessions Thursday Chamberlayne Leisure Centre
6pm Family Class
7pm Senior Class
7pm Advanced Juniors
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4 months ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

🥋Family Session 11:45am
🥋🥋Advanced Junior Session 12:45
🥋🥋🥋Senior only Session 12:45
🥋🥋🥋🥋Grading Session 13:00

What a great day at Kyudokan Karate
A special well done to Scarlett, Warren and Clarke.
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Good job Warren

4 months ago

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🥋Kyudokan Introduction Nunchaku Session🥋
Socially distanced & Brand new Nunchuck's still in packaging that the students get to keep

Next Karate Sessions are Saturday at Bitterne Leisure Centre
11am Family Session
12pm Seniors Only
12pm Advanced Juniors
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5 months ago

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Family Session: 42 Students + 9 instructors = Great Lesson.
Next session tomorrow 6pm, special Nunchaku Class
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The translation of Zanshin is a state of awareness, of relaxed alertness. The mind is completely focused on action and fixated on the task at hand. Zanshin is being constantly aware of your body, mind, and surroundings without stressing yourself. It is an effortless vigilance.

I endeavour to live my life intentionally and acting with purpose using Zanshin rather than living mindlessly without focus or direction. Living with a focused mind has enabled to not only progress in my karate but also my battle with Parkinsons Disease

The Japanese proverb “After winning the battle, tighten your helmet.” means the battle does not end when you win. The battle only ends when you lose your sense of commitment, intention and when you stop paying attention.  Zanshin is being focused, alertness regardless of whether the goal has already been achieved. For me, Zanshin is the way I live my life. To have complete awareness and focus everywhere in life.

A state of mind

The Japanese art of archery, Kyudo, study Zanshin. My schools given  name is Kyudokan. The name was given to me by Kiyoshi Yonemoto Sensei. He thought the name epitomises my karate. I didn’t realise the significance of the name at the time. 30 years later, I do now.

I have many goals in life but Its not the target that matters. It is not the finish line that matters. It is the way we approach the goal that matters. Everything is aiming. Zanshin

The translation of Zanshin is a state of awareness, of relaxed alertness. The mind is completely focused on action and fixated on the task at hand. Zanshin is being constantly aware of your body, mind, and surroundings without stressing yourself. It is an effortless vigilance.

I endeavour to live my life intentionally and acting with purpose using Zanshin rather than living mindlessly without focus or direction. Living with a focused mind has enabled to not only progress in my karate but also my battle with Parkinsons Disease

The Japanese proverb “After winning the battle, tighten your helmet.” means the battle does not end when you win. The battle only ends when you lose your sense of commitment, intention and when you stop paying attention. Zanshin is being focused, alertness regardless of whether the goal has already been achieved. For me, Zanshin is the way I live my life. To have complete awareness and focus everywhere in life.

A state of mind

The Japanese art of archery, Kyudo, study Zanshin. My schools given name is Kyudokan. The name was given to me by Kiyoshi Yonemoto Sensei. He thought the name epitomises my karate. I didn’t realise the significance of the name at the time. 30 years later, I do now.

I have many goals in life but Its not the target that matters. It is not the finish line that matters. It is the way we approach the goal that matters. Everything is aiming. Zanshin
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5 months ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

🥋11:45: Family Training
🥋🥋12:45: Advanced Juniors
🥋🥋🥋12:45 Seniors Only

Next Session, Places at Eastleigh Tuesday 6pm Family Session.

Training Covid-19 safe
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