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About Shotokan Karate JKA Academy

Learn the ultimate shotokan karate of the JKA masters, with our qualified & experienced Black Belt instructors supervised by sensei Sam Aktar 6th Dan who has over 45 years of knowledge & experience in martial arts acquired in China & Japan from the worlds' best masters.  





Sensei Aktar & his coaching Black Belt team will help tap into your hidden potential & inspire you to be the best in the art of Shotokan Karate of JKA in a easy step-by-step simplified way, whatever your current level of fitness or technical level, as an absolute beginner or an advanced Black Belt,our classes will not only help make you even better and will also help you to achieve and enhance the best life-skills and positive character traits needed to be the number one in your life, over a course of time. These can be transferred into any walk of your life, whether at work or school, at home or in your social life. Interested ?...Call us now and set up your FREE trial qualifier session now.

Call : 07956 553417.

Our Locations

We run classes at two locations; Watford Woodside Leisure Centre and Foxdell Junior School in Luton. Click on the link below to see our locations and sat nav addresses.

Watford Woodside Leisure Centre


Mixed Class,  beginners and intermediate: 17:00 - 17:45

Advanced class: 17:45 - 18:30

By Invitation only/personalised coaching 18:30 - 19:00


Mixed Class, beginners and intermediate: 10:45 - 11:30

BBC Class: 11:30 - 12:15

Brown /Black Belt Class by invitation 12:15 - 1pm


Foxdell Junior School

Tuesday & Thursday

Mixed Class, beginners and intermediate: 18:00 - 18:45

BBC class: 18:45 - 19:15

Brown/Black Belts By invitation/personalised coaching: 19:15- 20:00

Our Philosophy

'Mind and Body working in Perfect Harmony'

Shotokan JKA style is based upon tradition of developing your body and mind, & achieving peace with yourself,your surroundings, and ultimately the universe. If you get it right, your possibilities are endless. There is no better feeling than being fit both physically and mentally; and that is what we will attempt to instil in you . That is our ultimate goal. In order to achieve that we train the physical body first, developing punches, strikes, blocks and kicks in a correct way. We  focus on the correct form, & balance of each technique which requires effort and concentration,so that your body eventually learns to move effortlessly & naturally by continous practice, and repetition of technique many hundreds of times, which then form a muscle memory.  Traditionally our Karate is a martial arts way of life as developed and refined by previous masters in practical situations, yet trains its practitioners to become peaceful through its training. However if conflict is unavoidable, the training then dictates finishing the opponent quickly with a single technique or finishing blow. Thus the end result of the karate self-development will be natural effortless action, self-confidence,humility,open minded, and peace with everything and everyone around. 

All these qualities are embodied in the 3 lines of our STUDENT CREED and the 5 lines of our Shotokan training code or  DOJO KUN  below, which a student is required to learn & apply upon joining us:

                                                       STUDENT CREED:

I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and will avoid anything that will reduce my mental growth and physical health.

I intend to develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others

I intend to use the skills I learn in class in a constructive and defensive way to help myself and others and to never be abusive or offensive

                                                         DOJO  KUN:

Hitotsu !  Jinkaku Kansai ni stumoro koto

ONE !      To strive for the  polishing/perfection of your character

Hitotsu ! Makoto no michi o mamoro koto

ONE ! Be faithful and sincere in your training and daily life

Hitotsu ! Doryoko no seishin o yashinau koto 

ONE ! Endeavour - never give up just keep going

Hitotsu ! Reigi o omonzoro koto

ONE ! Respect others - who deserve the respect

Hitotsu ! Kekki no yu o imashimuru koto

ONE! Refrain from violent behaviour and false pride