A friendly local club run on a not-for-profit basis 

Welcome to the SSSK website which is primarily a reference site for Karate-ka and contains information on Terminology, Testing/Grading syllabus plus videos of Shotokan Kata and Kumite drills.

We train every

Thursday 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Sunday 10.00am - 12.00pm

Additionally on the first Wednesday of the month 6.30pm - 7.30pm for Dan grades only

Fully insured and DBS checked

Whether you are considering taking up Shotokan Karate for the first time or have studied karate previously then

you are most welcome to join these sessions.

We aim to provide a high standard of instruction in Traditional Shotokan Karate based on the teachings of

Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa and

Hanshi Mick Randall.

The training sessions are suitable for men, women and young people alike at all levels of fitness.

Studying Karate is not confined to learning the physical art alone, for many it is also a journey of discovery about oneself; it starts with the simplest of acts, a bow (Rei) symbolising both your own humility and your respect for the recipient, be that your instructor (Sensei) or training partner.  


For many students (Karate-ka) this is the first step on a lifelong journey.

In 2020 we mourned the passing of Sensei Michael Randall MBE the founder and chief instructor of SHOTO

In 2021 we celebrated 10 years of Karate instruction here at SSSK - Sawbridgeworth School of Shotokan Karate

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What's happening @ SSSK

  • Change of Venue
    Bishop's Stortford, CM23, Beldams Ln, Bishop's Stortford CM23 5LH, UK
    SSSK now train at the Herts & Essex Sports Facility at Beldams Lane Bishops Stortford
  • Multiple Dates
    27 Nov 2021, 19:00 – 23:00
    Sawbridgeworth, Masonic Hall (next to King William IV pub)
    An impromptu soiree to celebrate our 10th year at SHOTO Sawbridgeworth both for club, association members and guests and to meet whilst not wearing white pyjamas - We have Sensei Randall's Endeavour award and the Dojo Kun award to give out - plus a chance to relax before dinner with a drink or two.