South West Independent Karate Organisation


Welcome to The South West Independent Karate Organisation. (S.W.I.K.O)

Based in Torquay and Kingskerswell Devon The Best Senior Shotokan Karate Instructors in the Torbay and Teignbridge area.

Chief Instructor  Sensei Dave Owen (7th Dan) Assistant Chief Instructor Sensei Biff Shaw (6th Dan) 

Our S.W.I.K.O Clubs in Torquay- Central Dojo and Kingskerswell - Kihaku Karate Club pride themselves in teaching Traditional Shotokan Karate to the highest standards, for all ages and skills from 5 years and upward.

At our Karate Clubs we provide a great form of Self Defence, Keeping fit and we teach our children to have fun, discipline and respect for others.  Through Shotokan Karate we provide a great sporting activity for adults and children of all ages Male and Female alike.

We offer a bi yearly open competition, regular Kyu (Coloured belt) and Dan (Black Belt) grades and Brown and Black Belt courses. All held locally!

Anyone wishing to train; Beginners, Advanced or members of other Organisations/Clubs are always welcome. So come along to any of our clubs and see our Traditional Shotokan Karate high standards for yourself! 

New beginners Adults or Children are especially welcome!

Free! first training sessions, for new members, at all of our S.W.I.K.O Dojo's (Karate Club’s).
Please Note:
 S.W.I.K.O Licence must be applied for after first free training session.

Direct Debit if required is available at Central Dojo only. This provides a cheaper way to train.

"Myself and my instructors look forward to working with you and improving your skills in the forthcoming year".

Sensei Dave Owen 7th Dan Central Dojo and SWIKO Chief Instructor

South West Independent Karate Organisation. (S.W.I.K.O) Contacts

Chief Instructor:  Sensei Dave Owen (7th Dan) based at Central Dojo Torquay. | Mob: 07970 481984

Assistant Chief Instructor: Sensei Biff Shaw (6th Dan) based at Kihaku Dojo Kingskerswell. Tel: 01803 875583 | Mob: 07966 564857

Secretary: Sensei Mike Peakman (3rd Dan) Mob: 07590 076390 | Tel: 01803527375 | Email

Chairman: Sensei Chris Northcott (4th Dan) Mob: 07849 189509

Designated Safeguarding Officer Sensei John Goodwin (3rd Dan). Mob 07907583402 | email:

Sensei Dave (in the air with hair!) and Sensei Shaw many moons ago in Las Vegas World Karate Championships


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