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Welcome to Keikoba  Shukokai karate & Self defence clubs.

Est  1981 - 2024-  43rd  year.  13th year in business. 
Traditional Shukokai karate & self defence in 
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Contact Sensei Dave Bowler 8th Dan ( 50 years service)  07984482264

All year offer, enrol for your FOUR  Free lessons, with our  flexible training scheme.

Our safe and friendly clubs welcome children from 6 years, teenagers, adults and families.
We are an established and unique Shukokai karate in Stoke, taught by full time specialist and founder Sensei Dave Bowler 8th degree black belt, with a Shukokai gold licence  was awarded  after 40 years service, and now 50 years service within martial arts.

Keikoba was established in 1981 with two clubs  thriving. We have trained many students from beginners to black belt and beyond.

Whether you are a beginner, advanced or just want to get fit and learn self defence , then we have the experience to guide you to reach your goal.
We teach authentic Shukokai karate and self defence effectively and safe, to our world recognised style, all at very sensible prices.

What our Classes are based upon , traditional Shukokai, fitness, self defence, confidence building, discipline, self esteem, meeting new friends, 2nd edition of our new grading syllabus, competition techniques, combat training.
Each class is taught with different ideas, which can be fun and energetic.

Private tuition is available either  hall hire, or home location with appointment only, which can  be used towards your choice between  pre-grading build up,  self defence, or sparring improvement.
With convenient  days and times to suit.
To book your appointment contact Dave Bowler  
07984 482 264

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Education. Exploration. Satisfaction.

We founded Keikoba Shukokai Karate with one goal in mind , giving our students the best, most rewarding learning experience.
Our passionate and skilled team of instructor's are here to help students achieve their goals. Are you ready to reach your potential? Join us today with four FREE lessons.

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Stay in the Loop


Thank you very much for coming and teaching us self defence, we learnt so much and had some good fun - 1st Keele brownies & Madeley Rangers. (January 2011)


Thanks for all your guidance and support over the last six years.  Joel, 1st Dan (November 2017)

Thank you so much for all the work you have put into getting me through my black belt  grading and all your help over the years. James Tierney (November 2017)

Thank you Keikoba shukokai karate and Sensei Dave Bowler for your support to Reece and for your great teaching, towards his 1st Dan.

Sarah Burton December 3rd 2023

To Sensei, Thank you very much for all your help and support over the last few weeks towards my first competition, I really appreciate it.

From Henry Hinton April 2024

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Course schedule. Visit calendar page. 

News for 2024

Free all grades and instructor courses

at Whitmore Village hall for kyu grade students from red ,also trainee and qualified instructor's.

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Sensei Dave Bowler

Please click on above for profile.


Thanks for getting in touch!

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