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Traditional Karate For a Modern Way of Life

Running Traditional karate classes near Central Milton Keynes since 2014

Welcome to Goju-Ryu Karate Milton Keynes

Goju-Ryu Karate Milton Keynes is an EGKA/IOGKF membership dojo based in the Shenley area of Milton Keynes since 2014. We are a friendly karate club dedicated to teaching traditional Okinawan karate.

Why train here?


Fitness for mind and body

Discipline and confidence

Realistic self-defence

What makes us unique

Authentic Okinawan karate

EGKA/IOGKF membership

competitions and training camps

Flexible plans

ZEN from £16/month

RONIN from £21/month

SUMURAI from £40/month


Ghalib Abulfaraj
Ghalib Abulfaraj
Great experiences with a dedicated instructor, Sensei Sam, who has been very patient and supportive. All the best!
Sergio Gomez
Sergio Gomez
Amazing experience, great atmosphere and friendly Sensei. I went to Goju Ryu for my free taster and I decided this is the perfect place to learn Karate. I will also bring my son, as Sam is also great with children, not everyone knows how to deal with children.
Russell Agnew
Russell Agnew
Great people and a great atmosphere. I've been lucky to train at many great clubs and in many different styles over the years, and it is always a real treasure to find somewhere so dedicated to teaching a genuine martial art such as this. Personally, I don't hesitate to include this club among them. Training is tough but fair, with each person finding their own level then building from there. I feel confident that training here provides both genuine physical development, but also a real sense of fulfilment from the strong historical connection you feel from an art that has such strong roots going all the way back to ancient China. Fascinating stuff, should you choose to dig. With the adult sessions, I love that the atmosphere reflects the Okinawan principle - 'damatte keiko'. My children train here as well and it's a different experience, with just enough focus for them to progress, but also relaxed enough that they can have fun while learning. Recognising these are indeed children, but at the same time maintaining an unwavering focus on respect at all times. A difficult task, one that Sam seems to manage effortlessly, I know I couldn't do it so well !!! In my time here I've seen a few of the older kids transition into young adult-hood, and they most certainly spent that time well. Great karateka, great spirit, great club. Well done Sam, your effort and dedication is always appreciated.
Ian Norman
Ian Norman
Great instructor, great location and a great style of karate. What more could you ask for?
daniel manyara
daniel manyara
Lovely my first experience was perfect
Dessi Petrova
Dessi Petrova
My daughter has been going to Goju-ryu karate for about 2 years. She gain confidence, commitment, great focus and teamwork. Highly recommend Sam's classes for all ages.
Christine Ansell
Christine Ansell
My son has been going to karate here for two years and absolutely loves it. The instructors are great! Would totally recommend.

Our classes

Adults 18+

Juniors 11+

Kids 5+

Dojo in action

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On average it takes students between 6 to 10 years to reach Shodan (Black belt). It takes perseverance, determination and the “never give up” attitude to become a black belt.



The Milton Keynes club was established in 2014, 10 years ago. Starting from humble beginnings to a lively club with all ages and levels.



Gekisai (dai ichi & dai ni), Saifa, Seiyunchin, Shisochin, Sanseiru, Saipai, Kururunfa, Seisan, Suparenpai (Pichurin), Sanchin (dai ichi & dai ni), Tensho.


Come join us!

We welcome students of all ages and experience. Please note that some of our classes full and spaces are limited.