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Beeston Martial Arts Classes and Courses

Sankukai Karate Classes in Nottingham

Sankukai Karate Club

Reg Andrew, 4th Dan at Bushinkai Karate Do, would like to extend a warm welcome to all new members and anyone who would like to learn about Sankukai, a style of karate first made popular by Mr Nanbu in the 1960s.

His long-established - Karate Club - offers regular classes and events in two different locations in Nottingham.


Joint Effort Fitness and Personal Training

Based on Humber Road in Beeston, near Nottingham, Joint Effort offer classes in:

  • Wing Chun Kung Fu
  • Yang Style T'ai Chi
  • Chi Gung
  • Kick Boxing

Great for self-defence, a general sense of well being and fitness! Please see - Joint Effort Fitness - page for more details.

Other Martial Arts Clubs and Classes...


A martial art from Brazil, focusing on acrobatic movements to music. Classes are held in various locations in Nottingham. Contact: Contra-Mestre Papa-Leguas Mobile: 07751 409007.

Ju Jitsu

A Japanese martial art derived from the martial art of the Samurai. Regular Ju Jitsu classes are held at 135a Station Road, Beeston. Contact: 0115 922 6182.


One of the most well known martial arts, Karate is based upon contact fighting using the feet, hands and legs. Classes are held at the Karate Club at Chilwell Olympia - beginners and intermediate classes are held on Monday and Friday 7:00pm - 8:00pm, and classes for all abilities are held on Wednesdays 6:00pm - 7:00 pm. Advanced classes are Monday to Friday, 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Contact: 0115 930 1034.

Clifton Karate - Clifton and East Leake Shotokan Academy

Located in Clifton, a short drive from Beeston or Nottingham, these Karate classes are offered by Shihan Adrian Barker and his team of fully qualified instructors, in a positive, safe and encouraging environment for all.

Trying martial arts for the first time? If you or your child are aged 4 years or over, Clifton and East Leake Shotokan Academy will even offer National Lottery Funded 'try it with no obligation' classes, with the first few sessions free of charge.

If you would like to know more about the high quality martial arts instruction in Clifton, please see - www.cliftonkarate.co.uk - or contact 0115 974 8159.

Midlands PKA Kickboxing

With classes in Ilkeston, Eastwood and Burton-on-Trent, Midlands PKA Kickboxing offer a trial session free of charge. Kick boxing is popular with adults of both sexes and children of all ages and ability. Various membership packages are available to suit families or individual members. Please view their website - www.midlandspkakickboxing.com - for further information or contact Jo Jones on 07977 472386.

PKA Kickboxing - Clifton

Located at the Clifton Leisure centre and only a 10-15 minute drive from Beeston, these Professional Kickboxing Association (PKA) classes are suitable for all ages and fitness levels with beginners and families more than welcome. All classes are run safely with structure and fully qualified, experienced and authorised PKA instructors.

Sparring is completely optional and most students prefer the non-contact benefits from this sport including improved fitness, self defence, flexibility and stress relief. For more information or to book your free trial class please visit - www.nottinghamkickboxing.com - or call Martin on 07979 965404.

PKA Kick Boxing - Ripley and Heanor

Professional Kickboxing Association (PKA) classes for all ages and fitness levels (beginners and families welcome) at the William Gregg Leisure centre - about 20 minutes from Beeston by car. For more details, or to book a free trial class, please see - www.ripleyheanorkickboxing.co.uk - or call Neil on 07981 415737.