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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 1995, The Karate Dojo has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defence, confidence and goal-setting skills.

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Queen Street, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG41EG

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The Karate Dojo Owner

Hi, I’m Sensei Ady Gray.

I KNOW HOW DIFFICULT AND CONFUSING
FINDING A MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL CAN BE.

I remember when I was a child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!

When I opened my school in 1995, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Ripon by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership, and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.

We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

Our programmes have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the programmes at The Karate Dojo are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

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TRADITIONAL MEETS MODERN: SELF DEFENCE & AWARENESS SKILLS FOR THE REAL WORLD

You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. Our adult programmes are the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as they help you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defence strategies in a fun, focused environment. 

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Our Facility

• 140m2 Dojo Split into 2 Training Areas
• 20 mm Wall to Wall Jigsaw Mats for Maximum Safety
• Mirrored and Fully Equipped
• Live TV link for Parents & Spectators to View Sessions 
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Men's & Women's Changing Rooms
 

What Makes The Karate Dojo Different From other
Karate Schools?

We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defence moves.

Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified, and professionally trained to teach martial arts.

Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.

Our Promise at The Karate Dojo:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Programme Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programmes
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age

WHAT IS KARATE

Karate is one of the world’s most popular martial arts. Modern day Karate was developed in Okinawa, a small Island off Japan.

Karate is a highly effective system of self-defence, and also an excellent form of exercise that promotes a number of life skills and values.

Shotokan is the style practiced at The Karate Dojo and is the most popular style of karate in the world. 

FUN, EXCITEMENT & PREPARATION: STUDENTS & PARENTS LOVE MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENTS!

One of the most fun parts of martial arts training is the ability to test your skills by competing in a tournament. Tournaments are not only fun for competitors, but they also become a great social experience for parents as well!

From sparring to forms to team demos, these awesome competitions are not only a place where our students can test their skills, but also a place where team spirit is built, fears are overcome, and character is developed. Most importantly, they are tons of fun!

One more reason you will love martial arts at The Karate Dojo!

  • chief instructor The Karate Dojo

    Sensei Ady Gray

    Chief Instructor/Owner

    6th Dan Black Belt

  • instructor The Karate Dojo

    Sensei Georgia Robson

    Instructor

    2nd Dan Black Belt

  • instructor The Karate Dojo

    Sensei Cameron Hainsworth

    Instructor

    2nd Dan Black Belt

  • instructor The Karate Dojo

    Sensei Paul Steel

    Instructor

    2nd Dan Black Belt

  • instructor The Karate Dojo

    Sensei Angela Cashmore

    Instructor

    2nd Dan Black Belt

  • instructor The Karate Dojo

    Sensei Terry Cawood

    Instructor

    2nd Dan Black Belt