Shitokai Scotland is a traditional and highly respected club within Scotland and indeed Great Britain.


A dynamic and well-disciplined karate, blending modern Sports Science with traditional methods, which give us a unique blend of Karate, one rarely seen outside of Japan.


Having our headquarters in Japan also gives our members a wonderful opportunity to travel, study and educate themselves at the highest level.  Key words such as respect and discipline play a huge part in our philosophy and the benefits to one’s self-confidence and general health have a positive impact on all who participate.   All our Scottish Karate Governing Body [SKGB] qualified coaches are PVG checked, promote positive coaching, have completed an extensive coaching program and hold an SKGB national coaching license.


Teachers often comment on how the discipline has a dramatic effect on their student’s performance at school with improved concentration levels.  Parents and mature members who join are often the most enthusiastic, so we encourage all ages to participate and enjoy the benefits of exercise whilst learning self-defence.