About Kihonkai Karate

Kihonkai Karate Academy has been based in lanarkshire since 1987, over the many years we have produced,developed and promoted karate students of all ages and of all levels. Our classes throughout the local area are designed to ensure all our members get the best tuition from fully 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.

Kihonkai Karate Academy is the first Martial Arts Group to have achieved South Lanarkshire’s prestigious Club SL award. We also hold accreditation awards from North Lanarkshire Council. We continue to work with the Sports Scotland Active Schools programme, through our partnership with the national governing body we strive to maintain and increase our teaching and coaching qualifications.

Our award wining under 7s “Little Ninja” Classes embarks on introducing the basic elements of Martial Arts training to younger children. Through the practice of Karate techniques and games , fitness and team building. The ” Ninjas” graduate into the intermediate class seamlessly.

The intermediate classes develop the students from complete beginner to Brown belt level. These classes are very popular with young and old alike. The senior classes are for the more advanced students where we have students training from Black belt to Instructor Level.

All classes have one common thread FUN, FITNESS and CONFIDENCE. With locations throughout North and South Lanarkshire to choose from the Kihonkai Karate Academy is one of the most popular and successful Karate Academy’s in Scotland.

Kihonkai more than just a Karate Club!

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Family Friendly

We encourage families to train and practice together, we believe that our Academy is a place where mums, dads and kids can benefit from exercising and building confidence together.

Our classes range from the very young to the young at heart, there is no age limit to practice karate. Our kids classes start at 4 years old, this class promotes fitness and life skills to our youngest members. We prepare these future black belts for life in the juinor class where the skill and discipline they have been taught allows them to join the main classes with confidence.