Classes take place in Annan and Thursby , Annan (Tuesday, Thursday), Thursby (Monday, Wednesday).
Borders Shotokan is Cumbria and South West 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 students have successfully competed in various competitions, whilst our instructors and students have had the opportunity to train with a range of globally/internationally-renowned Japanese karate instructors.
August 2018 saw Borders Shotokan 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 have had access to training courses with a range of internationally-renowned Japanese karate instructors including training with Kagawa Sensei, the director of the WKF Technical Commission.
Other instructors include Matsue Sensei, Makita Sensei, Nagaki Sensei, Arimoto Sensei, Okomoto Sensei and Toyama Sensei.
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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.
Classes take place in Annan and Thursby
Thursby Parish Hall
Annan Dance Studio, Annan Academy
St Johns Road
Dumfries & Galloway