Welcome to the shukokai karate academy

Hello, welcome to the home of the Shukokai Karate Academy one of the most successful Shukokai Karate Academy's in the UK. We are a family run Karate organisation in Kent, England. Our Federation is affiliated to the English Karate Federation and therefore the WKF World Karate Federation. Our students are some of the most respectful and dedicated students you will come across. We have Dojo at Kingswood, Maidstone YMCA, Lenham, Marden, Downswood, Sutton Valance and the New Line Learning Academy Maidstone. You will be welcomed into our association with a free taster lesson and then sent details via email as to how to join. Lessons are spread across 6 days a week and students may attend any lessons that are appropriate for their age and grade. At the SKA we pride ourselves in the Traditional Karate we teach alongside the Sport Karate implemented to test our technique in tournaments. Our association is growing month by month and we are extremely proud of our ethos. DREAM "Discipline, Respect, Ethos, Ambition, Motivation".

We look forward to welcoming you to the Shukokai Karate Academy.

Sensei Chris and Sensei Katie Simpson

Established, October 2018

The Shukokai Karate Academy previously Kent Karate (2007-2018) has been established since October 2018. Sensei Chris, Sensei Katie and Sensei Steve took the association to the next level by becoming full members of the EKF, giving their students exciting new opportunities. 

Shukokai Karate Academy instructors and Coaches

SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Chris Simpson


Sensei Chris Simpson is 4th Dan Black Belt and has trained in Shukokai Karate for over 18 years. Sensei Chris brings a wealth of experience to the Shukokai Karate Academy. Sensei Chris is DBS checked and First Aid trained.

SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Katie Simpson


Sensei Katie is 4th Dan Black Belt and has trained in Shukokai Karate for over 23 years. Sensei Katie brings a wealth of experience and her World and European titles to the Shukokai Karate Academy. Sensei Katie is a PE Teacher at NLL Academy, Maidstone, is DBS checked, First Aid trained and an EKF accredited coach. 

Sensei Steve Pereira


Sensei Steve has over 8 years of training experience with Sensei Chris and Sensei Katie and opened his SKA Sutton Valence Dojo in November 2018. Sensei Steve has won Veterans World and European Kumite titles. Sensei Steve is DBS checked, First Aid trained.

Luke Carpenter


Luke has been training with the Shukokai Karate Academy for over 11 years. He has a wealth of experience both Nationally and Internationally. Luke is an EKF accredited coach and coaches our squad at tournaments alongside Sensei Katie.

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Shukokai Karate Academy

ME15 9QL, Maidstone, Kent, England

07801 639052


Monday - Friday: 4pm - 9pm

Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday: Closed