Welcome to JKS Karate Chester (Hoole) Dojo and Martial Arts School
Learn Something New Today
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.
Intermediate and Advanced -
Taking it up a gear
Every Monday in Hoole Dojo Chester from 7-8.15pm.
For intermediate and advanced karate students.
Perfect for advancing your karate skills and taking you to the next level.
Fighting Fit Fridays (Fortnightly)
Sweat, sweat, sweat repeat
Our fortnightly training session is open to existing club students, new adult students on application, and all licensed karateka. Focussing on technical development, skills training, mobility and strength.
Check when our next session is below.
Train with our partners in karate
Want to train more? Cool!
By developing partnerships with local karate clubs and sensei across Chester, Cheshire West, Wirral and North Wales, students from JKS Chester have the opportunity to learn and train with a whole host of great Sensei.
Check out when, where and with which sensei you can train below.
About JKS Karate Chester (Hoole) Dojo
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.
JKS Karate Chester Opening Hours
Visit Us In Hoole, Chester
Monday: 6-7 & 7-8pm
The Old Chapel, Housesteads Drive,
Hoole, Chester, CH2 3DL