South West Central Dojo


At the moment we are still training at St Peter Chelston but please check as this may also change

The Spires Academy and St Peters Centre, Torquay


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Central Dojo is part of The South West Independent Karate Organisation (S.W.I.K.O) run by Chief instructor Sensei Dave Owen 7th Dan.

We run Junior and Adult, all ability classes weekly, including half terms and holidays!

Sensei Chris and Steve at our new Saturday venue St Peters Centre, Queensway, Chelston, Torquay.


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 and 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. 

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.

Central Dojo 2019 A5 Children Flyer 3 spires and St Peters

Central Dojo Instructors: Sensei Dave Owen 7th DanSensei Chris Northcott 4th DanSensei Darren Novis 4th DanSensei Mike Peakman 3rd Dan

As part of S.W.I.K.O Central Dojo hosts the organisations regular gradings, including, Dan Gradings, Brown and Black belt courses and a the regional competition open to other local Karate clubs.

Additional non Karate training with Dave Owen at Combat Arena click here for details

Sensei Dave also runs "Combat Arena" this offers various additional non karate fitness classes.By running "Combat Arena" Dave can, if you wish, offer a combined Standing order to cover training in both Central Dojo Karate and "Combat Arena" Fitness classes.Please Note: "Combat Arena" is open to everyone even if you are not interested in karate!

Contact Details Dave | Mob: 07970 481984

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