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CORONAVIRUS – Update 17 May 2021

Hi All,

I hope that everyone is well.

It’s been great to see so many children back in the dojo, with lots of new starters. This means the dojo is getting busy, so space is very limited. Prebooking and prepayment is a must to secure a place.  

Due to the change in in government restrictions, we can now resume all classes including adults training.  Adults / cadets class will resume on Fridays at 745pm.

Please remember we also have Tuesday classes open to all at 7pm, which will  restart from tomorrow (18 May). If there is enough demand, I will open up a earlier families class on a Tuesday. Please let me know if this is of interest to anyone.

Unfortunately, due to space limitations no spectators will be permitted.

A reminder of class times below so please take note.

It is important that everyone sticks to the safety guidelines.

Class times

Tuesdays Family (Kids and Adults: 19:00- 20:00)
Fridays Family (Kids and Adults: 18:30 – 19:30)
Fridays Adults (Adults/Cadets: 19:45-20:45)

Important information

  • Wait outside the dojo until called inside to register for class
  • Temperatures will be taken before training. If you have a feverish reading, you will not be allowed to train
  • Ensure your contact details are up to date. Please inform us of any changes
  • No spectators are allowed in the training hall
  • always keep a 2m distance
  • A valid EGKA license will be required to train
  • Only 1 toilet will be open for emergency, however you will need to use the hand sanitiser before and after use plus also ensure you wash your hands
  • All windows and doors will be open for ventilation
  • It’s recommended that you download the NHS track and trace app


  • Prebook classes – contact us via the WhatsApp group or text directly on 07961 434 810.
  • Wash your Gi (Karate kit) before class on at least a 40+ Celsius wash to kills germs
  • Take off your shoes before entering the dojo and placed neatly as instructed
  • Arrive for class already changed as there will be no changing facilities
  • Bring a sweat towel, bottled water and sanitisers plus don’t forget to bring everything home or it will be disposed
  • Face masks can be worn while training, but not compulsory
  • Stay within your training area, please try to maintain the relevant distance


  • Don’t turn up unannounced. All classes must be prebooked
  • Don’t attend class if you or a family member or anyone you had contact with are feeling unwell with potential COVID related symptoms
  • Don’t Kai unless you are wearing a mask
  • No Food is allowed in the dojo

 Looking forward to seeing you all at the dojo.

Sensei Matt and all at Kensho Karate Dojo

We thank you for your continued support. Stay safe and keep practicing! 🥋👊🏼


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:

St John Vianney Church Hall,
386 West Green Rd,
London N15 3QL

Need a map click here

Closest tube station is Turnpike lane

Class times:  


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


6:30pm to 7:30pm Children & Families 

7:45pm to 8:45pm Adults 

Prices are:

£5 for children 

£6 for adults (18+)

Block of 10 lessons:

£40 for Children

£50 for Adults 

Due to current space limitations classes need to be pre-booked.

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