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About us              -              

The Kugatsu Karate-Do, part of the Karate Fun family, was established in 1995 and is a thriving Karate club with over 150 students (pre-COVID) based in the west end of Glasgow, teaching Shukokai Karate to students of all ages and abilities.  Our Chief Instructor, Shihan Graham McCann (6th Dan), started his karate career in 1974 at the world-famous Kobe Osaka Karate-Do Renmei.  Graham is a national level coach, the Head of Shuko-Kai International in Scotland and European Karate Federation Judge (retired) with over 30 years of experience in teaching karate to students of all ages and abilities.  Our classes are well structured; following a realistic but challenging syllabus that encourages all our students to do their best and progress through the belt system.


There are numerous opportunities to meet and make new friends as well as to participate in a wide variety of fun and competitive activities.  Karate promotes overall confidence, self-respect, physical and mental wellbeing, concentration and independence.  The kicking and punching of pads as well as the fun orientated physical activities, within a safe and supportive environment, are great for reducing emotional stress.  Karate helps children to be able to learn positive life skills early in their development as well helping them to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.


The Kugatsu Karate-Do is a member of the Scottish Karate Governing Body, Shuko-Kai International and is a founding member of our association in Scotland; KKD Shukokai.


Disability Karate-            


We run weekly Disability Karate classes for Adults and Children.  Our Adult classes are suitable for adults with physical and / or learning disabilities and their carers.  Our Children's classes are suitable for children with physical and / or learning disabilities and their siblings / friends.  New members are always welcome.  


Class Schedule -             

With Glasgow moving into COVID Level 2, over 18s are once again able to join in our classes.  We will be launching our updated class schedule below on Monday 7th June 2021.  Please note that due to Scottish Government COVID 19 restrictions, classes must be booked I advance and class numbers are limited to 12 participants.

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Club Name          -              Kugatsu Karate-Do


Venue                  -              The Scout Hall, 66 Ripon Drive, Kelvindale, Glasgow, G12 0DY


Contact                -              Graham McCann

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Phone                   -              07885 954 223


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Twitter                 -              @KugatsuKarate

Instagram            -              kugatsukarate

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