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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 5 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.

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, 3rd and 4th dan instructors.

Incentive Schemes

Incentive schemes are in place to recognise students’ hard work. 

A scheme is in place for juniors to receive bronze, silver and gold endeavour awards.


There are also long service awards presented each year.

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