Cambridge Zanshin Black Belt Academy


We are Cambridge Zanshin Black Belt Academy. A Shotokan Karate Club based in Cambridge.

Shotokan is the most popular and well known style of karate and this is the style that we practice at our karate club in Cambridge. 

Karate is great for building fitness, confidence and self awareness. The great thing about the Cambridge Shotokan Karate Club is that karate can be done by anyone of any age with any level of fitness.


Cambridge Karate Club training times:

Monday at St Luke's School, French's Road, Cambridge

6-00pm - 7-00pm    Below Brown Belt  Kids & Adults

7-00pm - 8-00pm    Brown Belt and Above  Kids & Adults



Thursday at St Luke's School, French's Road

6.00pm  - 7.00pm     All grades


Saturdays at Cherry Hinton Village Centre

10.00am - 11.00am    All Grades Kids & Adults 



Shotokan Karate as we know it today, has been practiced for over 50 years in the UK, for nearly 100 years in Japan. Master Gichin Funakoshi brought his style of karate to Japan in the early part of the 20th Century. The Japanese were amazed and took this martial art style from Okinawa, as their own.

Master Gichin Funakoshi, along with his son Gigo Funakoshi, developed the already present Okinawan fighting system known as Okinawa-te (Okinawa hand), into what we know today, as Shotokan Karate. Japan also played a major role in the early development of shotokan karate.

Shotokan Karate techniques focus around body allignment and the correct application of body dynamics. Some of the many physical benefits associated with shotokan karate are-



Self Defence







Some of the not so common, non physical benefits are-







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A Shotokan Karate Club in Cambridge

Zanshin Karate Club is a Shotokan Karate Club based in Cambridge