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Welcome to Southport Karate!!

We are one of the oldest karate clubs in Southport, founded in 1978 by Sensei Pete McDowell.

We practice and teach traditional Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate.


We are affiliated to the English Goju Ryu Karate Association (EGKA) under England Chief Instructor Ernie Molyneux, 8th Dan, and the International Okinawa Goju-ryu Karate Federation (IOGKF) headed by world renowned Karate Master Morio Higaonna, 10th Dan and Chief Instructor Tetsuji Nakamura, 7th Dan.


We have a highly qualified instructor team headed by Sensei Guy Keen, 6th Dan, ably assisted by Sensei’s Karl Wolfenden, 5th Dan and Stuart Smith, 3rd Dan. All our instructors hold valid CRB certificates and are fully qualified as recognised by the EGKA, IOGKF and Karate England (national governing body for England).


For more see Our History.


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Find Us 

St Georges United Reform Church Hall

150 Lord St, Southport, PR9-0NP

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