Traditional Shotokan Karate School
Kokoro Shotokan Karate is a friendly, but well-disciplined dojo
Kokoro Karate is a traditional Shotokan karate school with a modern approach to practical applications. The Class Instructor is Sensei Paul Cooper 3rd Dan.

Paul has over thirty years of experience, achieving his black belt in 1987 with Hanshi Shiro Asano 9th Dan, who was a direct student of Nakayama, the founder of the JKA.

Paul has trained internationally with many world respected teachers in his karate career grading with the SKIF, SSKA and the Conroy Karate Group.

We are governed by NAKMAS (National Association of Karate and Martial Arts Schools), the only martial arts body in Britain to hold a Government recognised British Standards Quality Kitemark (BS:EN ISO 9001:2015) via the British Standards Insitution (BSI) and is accredited to the Equality Standard: A Framework for Sport at Intermediate level.

Paul is a senior instructor and examiner for the NAKMAS Governing Body and the club operates within the strict policies and guidelines laid down by them.
We are part of the respected Conroy Karate Group and Sensei Tony Conroy 8th Dan is our Chief Instructor.

Sensei Conroy is heavily involved in the club and makes regular visits to Cardiff to run seminars and ensure we function in the ethos of his group.

The main dojo is at St Teilo's Church in Wales School, we train on a Tuesday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and on a Thursday from 6.45pm to 8pm during term time in the Sports Centre. We do offer training during the school holidays in Rhiwbina Memorial Hall, which is also our Seminar and Grading Centre.

Training is suitable for men, women and children aged nine years and over. We do allow children from six to train if a parent or guardian trains as well.

Shotokan training is divided into three parts: kihon (basics), kata (forms or patterns of moves), and kumite (sparring). Techniques in kihon and kata are characterised by deep, long stances that provide stability, enable powerful movements, and strengthen the legs. Shotokan is regarded as a dynamic martial art as it develops anaerobic, powerful techniques as well as developing speed.

Kokoro Shotokan Karate is a friendly, but well-disciplined dojo and our lessons can help improve your fitness, flexibility, self-confidence, reduce stress as well as teaching you how to defend yourself.

The first lesson is free
For complete peace of mind Kokoro and NAKMAS take welfare very seriously. There are extensive welfare policies reviewed by the NSPCC, which cover aspects of child protection, vulnerable adult protection, anti-bullying, ethics, safety, equality and the use of weapons policies and procedures.
Chief Instructor
Tony Conroy 8th Dan
Senior Instructor
Paul Cooper 3rd Dan
Assistant Instructor
Martin Hall 4th Dan
Assistant Instructor
Mark Elliott 3rd Dan
Assistant Instructor
Mike Saunders 2nd Dan
Club Secretary
Andrew Milton
Welfare Officer
Kerry Palmer
Calendar of Events
09 February 2020
09 February 2020
Kihon Seminar
26 April 2020
26 April 2020
14 June 2020
14 June 2020
Kata Seminar
13 September 2020
13 September 2020
Kumite Seminar
15 November 2020
15 November 2020
Feel free to contact the Kokoro Shotokan Karate
Paul Cooper
3rd Dan - Senior Instructor
Telephone: 07855 472544
E-mail: kskcardiff2@hotmail.com

Dojo Address:
St Teilo's Church in Wales High School, Circle Way East, Llanederyn, Cardiff, CF23 9PD

Seminar & Grading Centre - Rhiwbina Memorial Hall, Lon Ucha, Cardiff, CF14 6HL

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