Unit 3U, Provost Mills North, Queensberry Street, Annan, Dumfries & Galloway, DG12 5BL.
Borders Shotokan is the South West of Scotland’s leading karate group, offering both Traditional Karate and Olympic/World Karate Federation Karate to people of all ages and abilities throughout the area.
Borders Shotokan is a non-political organisation whose approach to teaching karate provides the ideal blend of traditional and contemporary sport karate, ensuring students have access to the highest quality of instruction across all aspects of karate.
In the last 12 months our instructors and students have had the opportunity to train with a range of globally/internationally-renowned Japanese karate instructors.
Borders Shotokan were featured on ITV News Border, showcasing the achievements of our technical director Sensei Alistair Mitchell as well as featuring students from our Annan and Thursby clubs. A copy of the news item is available in our gallery.
Borders Shotokan is one of Britain’s most successful karate clubs boasting World, European, Commonwealth, British and Scottish All Styles (WKF) Titles.
In addition to the success of the senior competitors, Borders Shotokan juniors have also competed in Scotland and England, winning competitions in both kata and kumite.
This success comes through the hard work and dedication of both instructors and students in an effort to maximize their true potential.
Through links with JKS Scotland, Borders Shotokan's instructors and students have access to training courses with a range of internationally-renowned Japanese karate instructors including training with Kagawa Sensei, the Chief Instructor of JKS (Japan Karate Shoto Federation).
Other instructors that have provided training in the last year include Yamaguchi Sensei, Makita Sensei, Nagaki Sensei, Inada Sensei, Arimoto Sensei, Okomoto Sensei and Watanabe Sensei.
"Excellent class for building core strength, fitness and self defense combined with respect & resilience"
Leah (parent of karate student)
"What better way to get your kids fit & healthy, have fun and learn discipline at the same time"
Jillian (parent of karate student)
"Great way to burn their energy off…helps make them healthy and disciplined"
George (parent of karate student)
We pride ourselves in the high quality of the karate of our students and instructors – and believe we are the only karate club in the area that offers both the opportunity to engage in traditional karate with access to internationally-renowned instructors, as well as opportunities for our students to compete in a range of regional and national sport karate competitions.
Unit 3U, Provost Mills North
Dumfries & Galloway