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CORONAVIRUS – Update 19 July 2021

Hi All,

I hope that everyone is well and enjoying the summer so far. It is almost as hot as it is in Okinawa.

It’s been a long road and although a majority of government restrictions will be easing, we still need to be responsible and vigilant.

With this in mind we feel it is important to continue with certain measures to keep a safe environment for all. Therefore we will be doing the following:

  • Pre-booking classes will still remain active
  • Measuring of temperatures will remain for adults only
  • Removal of 2 metre boxes
  • No spectators allowed
  • “Kiai” is back!!!

We will slowly be bring in full contact, but if at any point you don’t feel comfortable with an activity,  we can provide an alternative until the activity is finished.

We will continue to review measures, however we remind everyone to be sensible and respectful of others.

In accordance with the above we have updated the DO’s and DON’T’s section below


Kids grading will be held on 6th August, students will be invited soon if they are ready to grade.

Adults grading to follow although not confirmed yet.


Please Note the Dojo will be closed on the following dates:

  • Tuesday – 10, 17 August
  • Friday – 13, 20 August

Normal classes will resume thereafter.

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

  • Sanitise hands when entering the dojo
  • Adults temperatures will be taken before training. If you have a high reading, you will not be allowed to train
  • No spectators allowed
  • A valid EGKA license will be required to train
  • 1 Toilet will be in open for emergencies, however please hand sanitise before and after use, plus don’t forget to wash your hands. When using the toilet please  consider others and keep it clean for the next user.
  • All windows and doors will be open for ventilation


  • 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 kill 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


  • Don’t attend class if you, a family member or anyone you have had contact with are feeling unwell with potential COVID related symptoms
  • 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