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Hi All,

It’s official! Confirmed to restart classes this Friday the 17th May.

Just to remind you, the new location will be at the Goan Community Centre on Apple Tree road just off Keston Road, above West Green Playgroup which is just close to Philips Lane and behind downhills park:


Please can you let us know if you intend on going to any events

8-9th Jun – EGKA Summer Gasshuku
For more information click the link below


Sparring gear

Hi All,

For personal protection and to get the most out of sparring, its recommended to get sparring gear. 

You can either purchase this from us or you can source this yourselves.

Sensei Matt 




About us….

Welcome to Kensho Karate Dojo

We are a North London Karate based dojo that teaches Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu.

Goju Ryu literally means “Hard and Soft style”, which relates to the type of techniques used in Goju Ryu . “Go” being hard, for strong closed hand or straight techniques; “Ju” being soft, for open hand and circular movements.

Kensho Karate Dojo is affiliated with the English Goju Ryu Karate Do Association (EGKA) and also the International Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate Do Federation (IOGKF) all of which are under world renowned karate master, Higaonna Sensei (IOGKF 10th Dan) and World Chief Instructor Nakamura Sensei (IOGKF 7th Dan).

The primary goal of the IOGKF is to preserve Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu karate and pass it on to the next generation.


Kensho is a Zen term about evolving spiritually through the process of experience. Through training learn to see your true nature.


I have never done Karate or any other Martial Art before, why should I start?

Karate is fun and good exercise for all fitness levels and all ages. Kensho Karate Dojo is a great place to begin your Martial Arts journey and is a fantastic place to keep fit, learn self defence and meet new people. It is never too late to start!

Where, When & Cost?

Classes are held at:

The Goan Community Centre – 21A Apple Tree Rd, London N17 6SH

Need a map click here

Closest tube station is Turnpike lane

Class times:  


7:00pm to 8:00pm Adults & Cadets


5:45pm to 6:15pm Little Ninja’s (4-6 Year olds)

6:30pm to 7:30pm Children & Families 

7:45pm to 8:45pm Adults 

Prices are:

£6 for children 

£7 for adults (18+)

Block of 10 lessons:

£50 for Children

£60 for Adults 

If you should decide that Karate is for you then you will also need to obtain an EGKA license which provides personal liability insurance as well as allows you access to special training events within the UK and internationally. 

Private tuition is available upon request.

Still have questions, contact us here

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