John Wright Sports Centre, Calderwood Road, East Kilbride, United Kingdom G74 3EU

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Increased confidence is something that martial artists of all ages enjoy. Whether it's for you or your child, Karate can help you improve your confidence. Practicing, improving, and succeeding at a skill improves self-image and gives participants confidence that they can succeed in other areas and ventures.


Self Discipline

Training in Karate will​ give you insight into how to set and achieve your goals. As you learn each new technique, you'll gain discipline and self-control, allowing you to achieve your targets with unwavering confidence.


Make Friends

At Kihonkai you'll be part of our family , we train together, learn together and have fun together. as well as being part of the Local Karate community we are members of a World wide Karate Community in the KWF we come together at Seminars and Championships with friends and colleagues from across the globe.

Kids Martial Arts near East Kilbride

Kids Karate

At Kihonkai Karate Academy, we have the #1 program for children's martial arts in East Kilbride and Motherwell with our Kids Karate programs! We start enrolling children as young as 5 years old to offer the physical and mental benefits that are found in Martial Arts. Come see us today to learn more!

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Adult Kihonkai Karate

Our Adult Martial Arts program for ages 16 and up offers comprehensive training by some of the best martial artists in Rutherglen. In our classes, you will learn to hone your mind and body to become a master of yourself and your safety. No matter your experience level, Kihonkai Karate Academy invites you to start your path to self-defence today!

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Family Karate

Our Family Martial Arts classes offer fundamental Karate training and an incredible way for you and your loved ones to bond. This class is great for people all across East Kilbride, Motherwell and beyond. No prior experience is required.

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KWF Budo Karate

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Delivering Authentic Progressive Shotokan Karate since 1987

Kihonkai Karate Academy has been based in East Kilbride since 1987. Over the many years, we have produced, developed, and promoted karate students of all ages and levels. Our classes throughout the local area are designed to ensure all of our members get the best training around from our dedicated and qualified instructors!

As Founding member of KWF Scotland, the official organisation in Scotland of the Karatenomichi World Federation, our club aims to teach traditional Budo Karate. The KWF under the leadership of the Legendary Shotokan Master Mikio Yahara students are encouraged to develop speed, power and flexibility which are essential to karate and strive towards perfecting these.

Whether you are looking for a sports activity for your child or for an alternative from the boring gym fitness routine, martial arts is unlike any other sport because at the core of the training, the emphasis is on personal development. Anyone can begin martial arts - any age, any fitness level.

If you're interested in starting your martial arts journey, we would love to get you started or talk to you about how martial arts can improve your well being! Just fill out the form on your screen to learn more.


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Mikio Yahara KWF Grand Master

"Thirty years of existence for the Kihonkai Dojo bears testament to the founder, owner and chief instructor, Sensei Stevie Mason. He is without doubt the epitome of what a true Sensei entails, a karat...

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Mark Gailey

Highly recommend, whether your young or old, you will become part of the family. Amazing to see how close the team are, they support one another and are driven every step by Sensei Stevie and the o...

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William Leslie

The pupil will learn how to defend themselves.they will learn to respect them selves and you are part of an awesome team who will help you through you training you will become an great and...

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Rob Probin

Expert tuition, very friendly, good exercise/keep fit, and practical self-defence advice....

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Allison Miller

Love this club. Everyone is so friendly and professional and made me and my son feel very welcome ...

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Marion Ronald

For quite some time we have been looking for a sport to do as a family. Kihonkai Karate Academy has fulfilled that and more. We were introduced to it through my son attending after school club. He lov...

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