Welcome to JKA Dunfermline Karate Academy & Fitness Studio
JKA Dunfermline Karate Academy first opened in August 2008 at Baldridgeburn Community Centre where it became a very established dojo with students of all ages attending regularly from age 6 to 72 years old, with a mixture of both men and woman. June 2017 Baldridgeburn Dojo changed venue to be based in its own custom built dojo and studio which is 5 minutes walk from Baldridgeburn. The new venue allows more flexibility for training with various classes available for specific focus to all grades on their training and goals.
Our dojo is very family orientated with alot of the parents now joining in with their children. The club has a good friendly atmoshphere and any new beginners are always made very welcome by the Instructors and all our students.
JKA Dunfermline Karate Academy prides itself in the experience and knowledge of its Instructors, who travel yearly to Tokyo, Japan Headquarters to train with the JKA Masters directly and bring back those teachings (tranditional Budo Karate) to the students of the Dojo. Instructors also train on all courses run by our association JKA Scotland.
JKA Dunfermline Karate Academy is affiliated to JKA Scotland which is a non profit making organisation. All elected National Committee members give their time voluntarily as do all Instructors at JKA Dunfermline Karate Academy. JKA Dunfermline Karate Academy adhere to the rules and regulations of JKA Scotland.
All members of JKA Dunfermline Karate Academy have access to the various courses and events that are organised by the association, these take place regularly throughout the year at various locations around Scotland. Members also have access to various national and international events along with the events organised by the Scottish Karate Governing Body.
The JKA (Japan Karate Association) are famously known as the Keeper of Karate's Highest Tradition. We study the teachings of the JKA where karate is not a sport but an art. Karate is a martial art and system of self-defence that originated hundres of years ago in Okinawa. "Karate-do" means "the way of the empty hand".
JKA KARATE-DO is the original pedigree of the SHOTOKAN Style
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