Tokon Kai Karate Overview

Tokon Kai Karate has been established and run by full time professionally qualified instructors for over 20 years in South East Essex. Classes are available 6 days a week, across different locations.

Tokon Kai Karate teaches the traditional style of Shotokan Karate. The lessons are run in a friendly atmosphere and family participation is encouraged, whilst the discipline of the traditional martial art is always observed. As a supplement to Karate training, kick and punch bags are used to focus power.

Beginners are always welcome and are taught separately. Please see Find Us for more information


Tokon Kai Karate has a specially selected squad of students who compete at local, National and International level.
Tokon Kai Karate attends courses each year with high ranking karate masters.
Advanced classes take place once a month. Social events are held throughout the year, Easter and Christmas to build unity between the different club locations.

Chief Instructor is Sensei Jo Griffiths-4th Dan, who has been teaching and training for 25 years in Shotokan Karate.

Sensei Griffiths has won world titles in kumite and national and international titles in kata and kumite. She is a fully qualified, insured and licenced instructor, with CRB checks, a child protection policy.

She is assisted by a team of 1st, 2nd and 3rd dan instructors.

Incentive Schemes

Incentive schemes are in place to recognise students’ hard work. Annual outstanding and most improved student awards are presented.

A sticker scheme is in place for juniors, to receive bronze, silver and gold endeavor awards. There is also an outstanding student award presented at the end of each term at after-school clubs.


ONLINE ZOOM LESSONS- week commencing 13th July

Wednesday 15th July

6pm-6.45pm- White-purple

7pm-7.45pm- Brown and above

Friday 17th July

6.30-7.30pm- All grades

Written lesson plans also available


Contact sensei for more info


Each week one student will be awarded the zoom student of the week. 

Awards will be presented when we return to the dojo


Week 1 winner 1st-7th June- Keerthana Nair

Week 2 winner 8th-14th June- James Cook
Week 3 winner 15th-21st June- Derek Adio

Week 4 winner 22nd-27th June - Michael Viorel

Week 5 winner 29th June-5th July- Sienna Steede

Special mention to Nathan Stone for upholding excellent etiquette at home

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