Shidokan karate knock-downs


Shihan Burnel prepares for his 6th dan grading (Jan 2005)




This style is the triathlon of martial arts, encompassing knock down (bare knuckle), Thai boxing and grappling.

For inner strength, strong techniques and supreme fitness, Shidokan karate is the style for you.

Shidokan GB is a non-profit making organisation dedicated to training and developing the style of karate created by Kancho Yoshiji Soeno 9th dan.

We welcome all like minded karateka and dojos who wish to join to contact us

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London, Slim Jims, EC2M 2PF (Tuesdays)

London, City Sport, 124 Goswell Road, EC1V 7DP (Sundays)

St Neots, Leisure Centre, PE19 2SA

York, Next Generation Health Club, YO10 3LG

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Update: 15 March 2016

New weekend venue: Training on Sundays

You can now train on Sunday, 11am till 12.30pm

City Sport
The Franklin Building
124 Goswell Road

Update: 26 October 2014

Shihan Burnel promoted to nanadan 7th dan

Kancho Soeno announced at the 34th All Japan Strong tournament held in Yokohama that Shihan Burnel had been promoted to nanadan, 7th dan.

Shidokan GB London timetable

Tuesdays 7.30pm at Slim Jims, City of London

Kancho Soeno attends gala, blackbelt grading

On 31 May and 1 June of this year Kancho Soeno was in the south of France to attend a Shidokan Gala and blackbelt grading... read story here!

Fitrooms closing down

We regret to announce the closure of Fitrooms Fulham. We will be seeking to find new premises in west London for Saturday training. This has no bearing on Slim Jims on a Tuesday night.