Welcome to Ichiban Karate
Train Hard, Live Better
A Shukokai Karate Club in Leeds.
Classes for beginners to advanced students from ages 5 upwards.
The mission of Ichiban Karate Club is to develop a partnership between instructors and students that will enable members to achieve their full potential in the study of karate, and to generally promote the traditional martial art of Karate.
Ichiban Karate will give all students, irrespective of gender, race, religion or ethnicity an equal opportunity to study and perform Karate to the best of their ability and achieve the goals that they set for themselves.
Dokan Karate Association
Ichiban Karate is proud to be part of the Dokan Karate Association.
Ichiban Karate joined the Dokan Karate Association in February 2019.
Dokan is one of the top karate associations in the UK and is directly affiliated to the English Karate Federation.
The English Karate Federation
Ichiban Karate's affiliation with Dokan gives Ichiban Karate students access to and membership of The English Karate Federation - The WKF appointed National Governing Body for English Karate Associations practicing Karate in England. Taking karate to the Olympics 2020.
Affiliation to the EKF allows Ochiban Karate students to take part in both national and international competitions and courses.
Ichiban Dojo is home to Ichiban Karate Leeds.
Ichiban is a dedicated martial arts facility offering top class facilities to a number of traditional Japanese Martial Arts, including Aikido, Judo and traditional weapons training.
Ichiban Karate Leeds is proud to have a strong friendship and association with Zetsurin Karate in Otley.
Zetsurin Otley is the founding and original Zetsurin Karate. Founded in 2008 the club has grown from a handful of eager students to over 150 students aged between 4 and 65 years.
Instructors from Zetsurin Otley will often visit and teach at Ichiban Karate. All black belt gradings are done with Zetsurin
Karate aims to build character, improve human behavior, and cultivate modesty; it does not, however, guarantee it.
– Yasuhiro Konishi (founder of Shindo Jinen-ryu Karate)