A LITTLE ABOUT US...

Conceptualised in late 1977, the Barbados Shotokan Karate Club held its first class in January 1978 in the hall of the old Marine Hotel. As the club experienced steady growth, a Dojo was built at our present location in Hastings, Christ Church and was officially opened in 1982 by then Prime Minister J.M.G.M. 'Tom' Adams and Masatoshi Nakayama in the presence of Master Teruyuki Okazaki.

The club has grown as an organisation since then. We pride ourself on the quality teaching of traditional Japanese Shotokan karate, delivered by qualified instrcutors. Our members uphold long-established traditions of etiquette and challenging training based on the principles of the Shotokan Dojo Kun.

If you want to become a part of our Shotokan Karate family, join us at any of our scheduled classes. Membership is BBD $360 annually; however this may be paid monthly at just BBD $30. Discounts are applied for 3 or more family members. In addition, there is an annual BBD $20 Barbados Karate Association fee.
 

OUR PRINCIPLES

The Dojo Kun represents the principles we encourage our members to live by, not just at karate, but throughout every aspect of life:

  •  Seek perfection of character
  •  Be faithful
  •  Endeavour
  •  Respect others
  •  Refrain from violent behaviour

The Barbados Shotokan Karate Club is a Registered Charity and a member of the Barbados Karate Association. We are affiliated with the International Karate Daikaku (College).

TOURNAMENTS

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Our members compete successfully in local, regional, and international tournaments.

March 2017 Local Tournament
July 2017 Caribbean Championships
Nov 2017 BKA National Tournament

DID YOU KNOW...

  • The Barbados Shotokan Karate Club held its first class in January 1978. The present location was opened in 1982 by the late Prime Minister Tom Adams and Master Nakayama, in the presence of Master Okazaki.
  • Students trained in the hall of the Marine hotel for 4 years until we erected the spacious building at our present location in Hastings, Christ Church.