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


Here at Snwkarate we have moved our sessions online to help keep our students active yet safe during the coronavirus crisis.

We are still trying to provide a quality service to all our members and welcome new students to our zoom virtual interactive dojo.

We've found that when the kids are off school, they're still going to need to be active and the parents are going to still need to give them structure throughout the day.

Please get in touch if you wish to join our live online classes during these uncertain times and be part of Snwkarate online.

Instructions for use
1. Download the Zoom App (no need to sign in or register). 
2. We will send you the correct ID and Password for that session (see timetable).
3. Ensure that you enable your sound so you can hear the instructor during the Live Stream.

Remember you can also contact Snwkarate to arrange a live streaming one to one session with an instructor for a 1 hour slot.


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, Birkenhead and Online. 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

“My son has trained under Sensei Steve Bolland at Shushinkai North West here to view our student testimonials.

The Snwkarate Family

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