Snwkarate, Martial Arts, Self Defence, Karate classes near me

Snwkarate is a professionally run karate school headed by Stephen Bolland. Steve is a 6th Dan black belt in Shito-ryu Karate-do, one of four major styles of traditional Japanese Karate now practiced world wide.

So if you are looking for karate near me, martial arts near me, self defence near me, then Snwkarate has clubs in Chester, Ellesmere Port and Birkenhead. Our age specific classes cater for kids karate aged 4-6 years, children's karate aged 7-12 years, youth and adults karate aged 13 years and over.

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Together with his team of well trained black belt instructors Steve offers quality instruction for students aged 4 years and over. Our classes are structured and progressive whilst allowing each student to learn at their own pace. We also offer a comprehensive lesson timetable for those busy family schedules.

Snwkarate is affiliated to the FKSM (Federation of Karate-do Shito-kai Murayama) English Karate Federation (the national governing body for English Karate), Shito-Kai, and the World Shito-ryu Karate-do Federation.

Our instructors are registered with the English Karate Federation (CRB checked) and are trained to coach you and your family from 'beginner to Black belt'. Our trial programme is 'slow start' sessions designed with the complete beginner in mind. So now you know what we are about, we invite you to try our no obligation FREE lesson to see if it's for you. Simply call us to arrange your introductory lesson and turn up wearing something comfortable that does not restrict your movement and we'll do the rest!

Student Testimonials

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The Snwkarate Family

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  • Professional Tuition
  • Competitive Rates
  • Family Discounts
  • Age Specific Classes
  • Adult Fitness
  • Child Development