Karate Club


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 kata Champion and 3 x European Champion individually making him one of the most successful karate competitors.

Al-Ghazali Shotokan Karate Club Achievements

  • World Championships in individual and team kata at junior level (Chicago – 2011). 
  • World Championships at individual kata at senior level (Liverpool – 2013). 
  • Junior European Champion in 2011 (Poland), 
  • Senior European Champion in 2012 (Serbia) and 
  • Senior European Champion in 2014 (Zurich). 
  • First female Muslim black belt in the North West region.
  • Muslim Female brown belts where first to achieve first place in North Wales competition 2003.
  • One of the youngest National Champions– Hisham Saif who reached black belt status at the age of 9 years old. 

Club Instructor

Sensei Hisham Saif – Black Belt 4th DAN

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


Club Instructor

Sensei Abdulrahman Saif – Black Belt 2nd Dan

TTeam Kata – British Champion. 1st place 2015

Youth European Shotokan Karate Champion 2015

Youth British National Shotokan Karate Champion

Club Instructor

Sensei Ilyas Hamid – Black Belt 2nd Dan

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

Session Times:

Saturdays & Sundays: 3.15pm – 4.00pm   ( Junior Sessions )

Saturdays & Sundays: 4.00pm – 5.00pm   ( Senior Sessions )


* Group sessions and 1-2-1 sessions are available. For more information, please contact the Centre on 0151 734 3843 or email us on info@alghazalicentre.co.uk




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