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Reading Karate: increasing confidence, improving fitness since 1997

Reading Karate is affiliated to Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International (SSKI)

Your local Reading Karate club

Reading Karate is a friendly karate club based in Reading. We are open to people of all ages (children from 8 upwards) and abilities.

We are affiliated to Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International (SSKI), whose Chief Instructor is Malcolm Phipps Sensei (8th Dan). The association is highly respected worldwide, and regularly runs courses with top instructors. Students from the association have won top medals in UK and international competitions, and were recently featured on Blue Peter on BBC1.

Friendly, Safe and Disciplined

Reading karate club has been training since 1997. Many local children and adults have learnt karate in this friendly, safe, disciplined environment, and gone on to advanced Black belt and won Bronze Medals in European and World championships.

Karate is great for building confidence and improving concentration, especially with children, and is also good for stress relief.

The club is run by Nick Forgham, a 5th Dan Black belt, who has run the club since 1997. Nick is fully insured, CRB checked and trained in First Aid. The club has students aged 10 to 50something! and meets at The Warehouse, Cemetery Junction.

Come along and try Reading
Karate club with no obligation


FREE Beginners lesson

Everyone welcome

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for more details

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In March 2011 the club did 5,000 punches (each!) and raised £757 for the NSPCC and Association funds. Previously we have raised £430 for the NSPCC in 2004, and in April 2007 we all completed 10,000 punches, which was over two hours of punching, and raised £1,000 for Cancer Research.

We will help you reach whatever goals you have – winning trophies, reaching Black Belt or just getting fit.

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Reading Karate Training Times Training

5.30 - 6.10pm:
6.10 - 6.50pm:
Children (Red belt to Brown belt)
6.50 - 7.30pm
Adults and Senior Children (Brown and Black belt)

4.30 - 5.10pm:
5.10 - 6.00pm:
Children (Red belt and above) and Adults combined

Reading Karate Training Location Location

Classes are held at:

The Warehouse
1a Cumberland Road
(Cemetery Junction)

Reading Karate News News

All our news is now on Facebook. Please visit us there.


January 2015

As of 2015, please visit the Reading Karate Facebook page for the latest news.


Thursday January 16th 2014

New venue and start date confirmed


Wednesday October 2nd 2013

Demo at Forest School this Friday for Year 7s. Free taster sessions for pupils of Reading School 14th and 21st October


Tuesday March 12th 2013

Great grading last night. Well done to all the new Orange belts and to Matt for passing his third Brown Belt


Friday January 11th 2013

Great to be back at training this week. Free Beginners Lessons in January!


Wednesday December 12th 2012

Congratulations to Stephen Holt for passing his 2nd Dan, and to all the Beginners, who passed their first grading last week


October is Beginners Month

Free lessons for all of October. Come along and give it a try