Reviews

My son has been training with SKR for 5 years and has gained so much in this time. He has developed confidence, discipline and had so much fun along the way. He is looking forward to grading for his 1st Dan Black belt later this year,
and this will be a massive source of achievement and pride. Both Sensei Michael and Sensei Donna are fantastic teachers and we feel very lucky that J has had the opportunity to train under their expert guidance. Thank you both! I would highly recommend this school.

Lesley W

★★★★★

Sensei Donna and Michael are extremely committed to teaching karate and to helping students learn. They are incredibly supportive and encouraging and without them my daughter would not have a achieved her last brown 2 white tag belt!

Heidi Gillings

★★★★★

A brilliant club, very much loved by my son age 15 and daughter age 10.

Amela Thompson

★★★★★

Sensei Donna is approachable. She is conversant to the students so they will learn the core values of SKR. Child learned the value of focus and descipline.

W Flaviano

★★★★★

I started doing karate because my son, who was then at primary school. We trained together for many years and he eventually became a second Dan black belt before departing for university. I stayed on after that and can thoroughly recommend it. For me it was a great way to continue to improve mentally and physically after being forced to give up competitive rugby due to injury in my mid-30s. Great, friendly club.

Stuart Trow

★★★★★

My son started in 2010 when he was 5 years old, initially attending the tiger tots lessons. I started in 2011. We love training here as we can train hard, focusing on the instructions, techniques, breathing and through karate practice you can strengthen the mind, body and spirit and lead a healthier lifestyle. It is a great experience to share this continuous learning journey together and with the other students at the club. Sensei Michael and Donna are excellent Sensei’s, they are experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated, they run a great club which helps shapes the lives of many.

Laura Herrod

★★★★★

What I like best is that my son and I can train together. Not something that many other clubs offer.

Charles Forrester

★★★★★

My eldest daughter who is 8 years old started lessons at SKR when she was 4 years old and always looks forward to her lessons and has never been bored of them! Sensei Donna and Sensei Michael are so patient with the children and so understanding about their individual needs and so approachable. They really go out of their way to create a fun community feel and my daughter is very proud to be part of it. She has learned that karate is a lifestyle and a mindset and uses the values of respect and focus outside of her lessons too. I really couldn’t recommend the lessons enough!

Jess Kendall

★★★★★

My son Henry has been doing karate with Sensei Donna since he was 4. Tiger Tots was brilliant for his confidence and Sensei Donna is so great with the children. He loves being a Junior now and is always so proud of his achievements at Gradings! SKR is a supportive and well run karate school which builds skills and confidence.

Philippa Mills

★★★★★

An absolutely wonderful club. Michael and Donna are not only competent at their art, they are also good teachers. Able to convey the complexities of the art with great patience to even the youngest students. And outside the dojo, they put further effort into lots of background work that makes any kind of club successful, such as social events, training DVDs and a very smooth admin machine so that taking care of membership, training fees etc. is never a problem.

Ivan

★★★★★

Your class is fantastic and gives Luca great physical exercise and mental stability. Thanks a lot for teaching him over the years! Karate became a part of his life.

Roland Burli

★★★★★

Fantastic club! My boy and girl started in Tiger Tots and are now brown and orange belt. They love going every week – it is their favourite club! Thank you SKR!

Amela

★★★★★

How do you do it?

We drop a grumpy fed up moody teenager off and you transform him into a pleasant young man in just an hour of Karate?

I am wondering if I could hire you for the homework battle.?
GS

★★★★★

We couldn’t be prouder of Sev who today passed his karate black belt grading. Six years of dedication and training have all paid off.

Alex Fleet

★★★★★

I have trained on and off for many years with different clubs never really advancing. Both of you have inspired and encouraged me to pursue my black belt, and the boys getting theirs on the same night was the icing on the cake.

Chris Seal

★★★★★

I have trained on and off for many years with different clubs never really advancing. Both of you have inspired and encouraged me to pursue my black belt, and the boys getting theirs on the same night was the icing on the cake.

Chris Seal

★★★★★

My sons love karate and Sensei Donna is wonderful with them. Karate has helped with building self esteem and confidence, especially for one of my boys. I think this ability to express himself physically has also helped with emotional health and communication skills.

Liz Medcraft

★★★★★

My daughter and I both joined SKR in March of this year and it has been a fantastic experience. Sensei Donna and Sensei Michael are excellent teachers and make you feel a part of the SKR family immediately which really helped us settle in. We love every lesson and are excited to be progressing through our belts with their support.

Anika Haslett-Symonds

★★★★★

Sensei Donna is a fantastic teacher. My daughter loves karate and has progressed well. The classes are great for fitness and discipline. I totally recommend SKR.

L Storey

★★★★★

My daughter loves her karate classes at SKR. They have also really supported her through the gradings and competitions – the teachers are incredibly kind and have really boosted her confidence. Would highly recommend.

Emma

★★★★★

Thank-you so much for your hard-work and support with Kellan. He is so pleased to have achieved his black belt, and we are all so proud of him. Under your guidance he is looking forward to continuing.

Emma & Paul

★★★★★

SKR is a great Karate school, and we have always been made to feel welcome. Sensei Donna is very organised always keeping you updated. The students are very fond and always speak highly of her.
My son has made great progress, is encouraged and supported to reach the next belt at regular gradings and loves it when he gets to help younger students.
The lessons are fun and there is no pressure to do the gradings.
Highly recommended.

Kelly Gould

★★★★★

Traditional Japanese Karate -taught with relevance to today’s martial arts. High quality training from both sensies (teachers). It doesn’t matter what level you start at – from beginner to experienced practitioner – you’ll receive top class training. You will also be helped by the students of the school. Hard training. And a good friendly atmosphere.

John Neil Park

★★★★★

I am in my 50s and enjoy the karate training. It helps with improving my fitness and making me more flexible. I particularly like the structure to the training. I know from the syllabus exactly what new moves I need to learn for my next grading. I am fairly goal oriented, so having a grading every 3 months gives me something tangible to aim for. The focus during the karate sessions means that I forget about all life’s problems and stresses whilst I am thinking just about the karate moves. So it is good for my mental health. Would recommend.

Paul Henning

★★★★★

My son has been attending classes from a young age (now 9). He really enjoys the classes and obtaining the belts. Classes are run extremely well, I would recommend any parent looking for a class to attend

Jo

★★★★★

Thank-you!! You both have given my boys so much more than the (not-so!) simple mechanics of karate. They know reward through sheer hard work, persistence and resilience.

Helen Gundry

★★★★★