Welcome to the official website of Sunderland Karate Central.

Welcome to Sunderland Karate School of Excellence. Whether you are an instructor or a student it is our hope that all of your goals are achieved while training with us. We train in Traditional karate and highest quality sport karate.

The club was established in 2004 by Chief Instructor Mark Williams 5th Dan, and is based in the North East of England. We are affiliated to the Dokan Karate Association (a non-political association) and the English Karate Federation. There is no interference from anyone and no demands made of us.
All our instructors are certified and have First Aid (HSE) qualifications, are fully insured and DBS police checked. We have in place a Health and Safety Policy and a Child Protection Policy which we are very strict on. These policies are available to read at every lesson.
We are a family orientated club which caters for…
  • the complete novice to the experienced karateka
  • the young to the not-so-young
  • the fit and the not-so-fit
  • very little ones aged from 5 yrs upwards who can come along to train and have fun

Our aim is to provide every individual with the tools and support to further their physical and mental development.

We hold regular gradings.
The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants
Master Gichin Funakoshi

Classical Martial Arts Training - Passionate about Karate

Junior and Senior training is based on traditional Shotokan Karate
The club was established in 2004 by Chief Instructor Mark Williams 5th Dan and is based in the North East of England.

We teach traditional Shotokan karate to any who want to learn.
With regular karate training you will become more self confident, have greater self esteem, better concentration, flexibility and learn self defence - all as you improve your fitness. It has also been proven to enhance children’s concentration and discipline which has been seen to have a direct effect on school work. 
It is important to us, as a club, to maintain a high standard of discipline along with a friendly, family atmosphere. We believe that anyone has the ability to learn karate. You can start at any stage of your life, no matter your age, sex or fitness level. With the right spirit anyone can progress through regular training and the impact on your life can be astounding.
We have regular gradings to ensure that all our karate-ka (students) progress and reach the goals that they are set to achieve black belt excellence.

Traditional Shotokan Karate tuition for all

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Our Club
Sunderland  Karate Central

Our Association
Dokan Karate Association

Our Art

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Self Defence • Focus • Confidence • Respect • Self-Discipline • Honour • Fitness
Stress Reduction • Achievement • Positive Family Safe Environment

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