Goju-ryu Karate in Southport

Traditional Karate at its best!

About Us


Our Club

Karate is a martial art developed for self-defence in Okinawa a small island in the East China sea between Japan and Southern China. We are one of the oldest karate clubs in Southport, founded by Sensei Pete McDowell, teaching karate classes in Southport since 1978. 

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 Saiko-Shihan Morio Higaonna, 10th Dan and Chief Instructor Tetsuji Nakamura, 7th Dan. 


Our Classes

Our adult karate classes are for anyone aged 16 or above. Karate classes for children are for 5 years and above. Please find further details of our classes here.

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).


Our Location

Classes are held in our Dojo (training hall) at St Georges Church Hall, 150 Lord St, Southport.

The Hall can be accessed either from Lord Street, via the Church driveway following the left hand path until you reach a red door. Alternatively there is a gate from Sainsbury’s car park.

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Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We welcome all enquiries, feel free to visit during any of our classes.

During our class times there is plenty of free parking close to the venue.

Southport Miyagi Karate School

St Georges United Reform Church Hall, 150 Lord St, SOUTHPORT, PR9 0NP United Kingdom



Monday 7 - 9:30 pm

Thursday 7 - 8:30 pm


Monday 7 - 8:15 pm

Thursday 7 - 8:30 pm