The Al-Ghazali Shotokan Karate club was established in 1999 and is affiliated to the JKS England (Japan Karate Shotorenmei). The JKS is affiliated to the EKF (English Karate Federation) which is the approved karate governing body in the UK for the WKF (World Karate Federation), therefore giving our members access to a wider range of karate competitions and opportunities in the world.
The Club has over 100 registered members with 7 black belt students. The Club is regularly involved in various national and international competitions.
Sensei Hisham Saif, 4th Dan, is a 3 x World Champion and 3 x European Champion individually making him one of the most successful karate competitors.
European Shotokan Karate Champion 2015
World Shotokan Karate Champion 2015
European Shotokan Karate Champion 2014
World Shotokan Karate Champion 2013
European Shotokan Karate Champion 2012
Best Arab Athlete in the West Award 2012
KUGB British National Champion (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
World Champion in Individual Kata, 2011 (Senior)
World Champion in Team Kata, 2011 (Senior)
European Champion, 2014 (Senior)
European Champion, 2011/12 (Junior)
UK National Champion in Kata 2003, 2004 and 2006
Kata and Kumite Champion 2007
TTeam Kata – British Champion. 1st place 2015
Youth European Shotokan Karate Champion 2015
Youth British National Shotokan Karate Champion
Team Kata – British Champion. 1st place 2015
The Club is open to both male and female members from age 5 and above.
Children: £4 per session
Adults: £5 per session
Saturdays and Sundays: 3:15pm – 4:15pm Junior Sessions
Saturdays and Sundays: 4.30pm – 5.30pm Senior Sessions