Welcome to JKS Karate Chester (Hoole) Dojo and Martial Arts School

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Learn Karate in Chester at our Martial Arts School based in Hoole, a place to learn new skills, meet new friends and feel accomplished, every single day. Take a look at our classes and book online; find out about our dojo, our gradings and forthcoming events; read about our teachers and get in touch to find out more.




Dive Right In

Every Monday night in Hoole Dojo Chester at 6-7pm.
Welcoming new beginners age 7 to 60+
Perfect for all the family, learn the basics of Shotokan Karate and learn them well. Perfect for starting your martial arts journey.

Karate Practice during class

Intermediate and  Advanced

Taking it up a gear

Every Monday in Hoole Dojo  Chester from 7-8pm.

For intermediate and advanced karate students.

Perfect for advancing your karate skills and taking you to the next level. 

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Fighting Fit
Outdoor Group Training

Sweat, sweat, sweat repeat

Our outdoor sessions are open to existing club students and new adult students on application. They are held in the dojo grounds and times and dates vary throughout the year. 

If you are interested in coming along please drop us an email with your details and we'll get back to you

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The early bird Saturday Session

Get in, get on, get out

More details in due course.

Temporarily on hold

About JKS Karate Chester (Hoole) Dojo

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JKS Karate Chester is, obviously, a Karate Club based in Chester. We currently operate from a dojo in the suburb of Hoole. We practise a form of karate known as Shotokan that is known for its powerful yet fast style. The club was born out of a simple idea: to bring high quality, accessible and affordable karate martial arts to the entire community. Our unique approach to learning: by ensuring basic physical aptitudes are developed (such as flexibility, strength, mobility and balance); with a focus on teaching traditional Shotokan Karate skills and values (through the development of character, sincerity and self control by the application of effort), make us the obvious choice for those wanting high quality teaching.

JKS Karate Chester is affiliated to the Japan Karate Shotorenmei (JKS) Federation, a worldwide organisation with representation in over 61 countries and over 100 affiliated clubs across England. JKS World Chief Instructor is the legendary Masao Kagawa Shihan 9th Dan. Kagawa Shihan is also the World Technical Director for the World Karate Federation (WKF) – the only World Governing body recognised by the International Olympic Committee, and the JKS has played a lead role in preparing the Karate world for its inclusion in the Olympic Games in Japan 2020.

The JKS international standing, and its representation at the highest levels of world sport, mean that when you train at JKS Karate Chester you can be assured that you are learning Shotokan Karate as it is meant to be. We are committed to ensuring that students achieve the highest standards in the martial art and while this may seem a little severe, we also like to ensure that the learning environment is not only challenging but fun and enjoyable! Try any class and you'll see for yourself!


Through our links to the JKS, our club is currently the only Shotokan Karate club in and around Chester UK with a direct affiliation to a headquarters in Japan; through this affiliation we can trace our links (from master to student) directly back to the founder of modern Shotokan Karate - Master Gichin Funakoshi.

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JKS Karate Chester Opening Hours

Visit Us In Hoole, Chester

Monday: 6-7 & 7-8pm

Tue-Fri: TBA
Saturday: TBA

The Old Chapel, Housesteads Drive,

Hoole, Chester, CH2 3DL

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