About Us



Also known as KDA, KDA-Phil for our Philippine Headquarters, KDA-NZ for our New Zealand branch, KDA-UK for the United Kingdom and KDA-International representing all the KDA groups and individuals worldwide.  KDA-UK is a non-stock, non-profit organisation which specialises in teaching the Japanese martial arts called SHOTOKAN karate which is an art of self-defence without using any weapons.  Our group is a bonafide member of the International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) headed by Master Teruyuki Okazaki who is a direct student of Master Gichin Funakoshi.  We receive our updates during our annual ISKF seminar and grading from Master Okazaki as well as from other Japanese masters such as Yutaka Yaguchi and Hiroyoshi Okazaki.  This ensures that we maintain the high quality standards of tuition from our internationally qualified instructors.


Modern Karate has two (2) principal forms: The traditional Martial Art and the competitive Martial Sport.

The traditional aspect of karate, teaches the practitioner the history of the art and the mindset of the peple who originated, developed and propageted it.

Karate as a Martial Sport on the other hand caters to the student’s desire to excel and get the best out of oneself in athletic competition.

Mental and Physical Fitness are the added benefits recieved from sufficient, diligent, dedicated and properly supervised training ok Karate, as offered by KARATE DEVELOPMENT ARTS AND SPORTS – UNITED KINGDOM (KDA-UK).

The KDA Advantage

1) World Class Karate Instruction from one of the top Karate Organisations in the International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF)

2)Classes that are supervised by HIGHLY QUALIFIED and CRB (now DBS) Checked Instructors

3) Access to a detailed and progressive Karate Curriculum

4) An organisation recognised by, affiliated and in good standing with the English Karate Organisation (EKO), Federation of English Karate Organisations (FEKO) and the International Shotokan Karate Federation.

5) Individualised Training

6) Safe and Systematic learning of the Art and Sport of Karate.

7) Oppurtunities to compete locally, regionally and internationally.


To contribute to the holistic development of the citizenry by propagating the practice of Karate in our community in Arts, Sports and Fitness form.


To serve as a medium for the development of an individual’s character by inculcating the following set of values – Respect for moral authority, Discipline, Perserverance, Camaraderie, Self-confidence, Fortitude, Integrity, Excellence, Diligence, and Fairness.


World Karate Federation (WKF) and International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) Standards.


1) Safety in Training is a top concern of everyone in KDA.

2) Targetted Curriculum to suit and benefit various individuals – men, women, young and old – and special situations/preparations (self-defence for individuals).

3)Transparency in the instruction system

4)Openness in recieving feedback.


The KDA Support System includes the following:

1) Lesson Plans (Curriculum and the training plans) developed by the KDA Pool of Black Belts.

2) Supply of highest quality uniforms, gloves, pads, guards and other Karate training equipment.

3) Uniform set of standards for Examinations.


KDA was established from a shared vision of many outstanding Karate practitioners, current and former national team members, champions and professionals practising Karate in its Art, Sport and Fitness forms.

The organisation’s objectives are to propagate Karate and elevate the quality of instruction in the country. It believes that Karate can be taught and learned in a safe and systematic way.

The idea of creating a Karate school supports the group’s ideals of ensuring that nothing but top quality instruction is provided to all KDA students.

KDA members believe that the dictates of the true way of Karate training require inner balance, compassion and clarity in all situations. While a great physical prowess is developed and expanded, so are the spiritual fortitude, mental focus and a compassionate character. Karate means that we are diligent in our quest for optimum performance, inner balance and a positive attitude during dojo training as well as in our schools, places of work, businesses, homes and our communities. Karate is much more than just self-defence; it is a way of life requiring a conscienctious and honorable approach in every aspect thereof.

Therefore, the essence and test of a true Karate champion in the sport of Karate requires the ideals of sportsmanship and exemplary citizenship at the highest levels.

KDA is comprised of highly accomplished athletes and trainers who have competed and have become local, regional and international champions. Many of them are also outstanding and respected professionals in their own fields.


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