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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. Training fees and other costs

Direct Debit if required is available at Central Dojo only. 

Central Dojo 

Senior Instructor and S.W.I.K.O. Chief Instructor Sensei Dave Owen 7th Dan

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Central Dojo has been established in Torquay by Sensei Owen since 1979.  At Central Dojo we teach traditional Shotokan Karate and competition Karate to the highest of standards. All those who wish to train in the true spirit of karate are welcome in our club from beginners, adults , children to advanced high graded students from all organisations. 

We keep our junior and adult members safe by holding Enhanced DRB checks and current first aid certificates. Also training at our club is 
John Goodwin S.W.I.K.O’s Designated Safeguarding Officer. So when you step into Sensei Dave’s Central Dojo you are in good hands. Oss!!

In the competition field we have produced many regional, National, European and World champions. The clubs portfolio of Black Belt instructors, all holding real not made up grades, have trained under Dave for many years, all being home grown and champions in their own right. 

Central Dojo - Temporary Adults and Children outdoor Training Times Tuesday 6:00pm to 7:00pm Venue: St Mary’s Field Kingskerswell Training Fees

Kihaku Karate Club 

Senior Instructor Sensei Paul Edwards (2nd Dan)


Kihaku was founded by Sensei Mark (Biff) Shaw and is now run for children only by Sensei Paul Edwards. Paul has been Sensei Shaw's Senior Instructor for many years and is now pleased to be running Kihaku Karate Club on Friday evenings.

Paul’s classes are structured to involve learning karate and helping to create team building skills for all children with a fair bit of humour and fun thrown in. :-)

Kihaku - Training Times (Children Only)

Friday 6:30pm to 7:30pm


St Mary’s Parish Centre Kingskerswell.

Training Fees

Sensei Paul Edwards (2nd Dan) Mob: Mob: 07983 624235

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

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

S.W.I.K.O. Secretary: Sensei Mike Peakman (3rd Dan) Mob: 07590 076390 | Tel: 01803527375 | Email

S.W.I.K.O. Chairman: Sensei Chris Northcott (4th Dan) Mob: 07849 189509

S.W.I.K.O. Designated Safeguarding Officer Sensei John Goodwin (3rd Dan). Mob 07907583402 | email: goodwinjohn2@gmail.com

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