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Karate Uckfield, East Sussex, UK

Shoshinkan UK - Okinawan Karate Uckfield, East Sussex


Thank you for visiting our dojo website, we are a group of dedicated karate students who train an authentic line of Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate (China Hand) & Kobudo (Classical Weaponry). Please browse our website and feel free to enquire about training with us.

Established in 2006, our dojo trains hard, but with a 'safety first' attitude, we work a fully integrated and balanced syllabus of classical martial arts.


Shoshinkan Jim Senpai, Scott Senpai, Jim Neeter Sensei and Giuseppe Meloni Shihan of Bushido Academy Italia
Taken from one of our regular trips to the Honbu (Head Dojo) in Milan, Italy.


Our dojo meets every Monday and Thursday night in Uckfield, East Sussex, England for training, 8.30pm-10pm. Monday class is focused more to newer students, Thursday is better for those with some experience. All training open to students aged 18+ only please.

We are currently looking for a few additional new students! (to a maximum of 12 per session). Our martial art is rare, we are part of a very special lineage and represent our Sensei, Giuseppe Meloni Shihan for the UK. There is no sports karate aspect to what we do, we are only interested in people who wish to train in a long term and dedicated fashion. Of course what we do is not for everyone, in that case I am able to suggest other local clubs etc.

The dojo welcomes newcomers to the martial arts, and those with experience we have/had Judo, Jujutsu, Wing Chun, Shotokan, Wado Ryu, Goju Ryu, Boxing people train with us, all are welcome.

Uckfield is very near Lewes, Crowborough, Tunbridge Wells, Hailsham, Eastbourne etc. The later start time allows students to finish work, eat at home and then come train.

At Shoshinkan UK you will become fitter, gain confidence and learn to defend yourself within the law. The dojo is fully insured and offers very high quality tuition.