For karate classes please click below to view venue details & times

We currently hold lessons in Southend, Westcliff & Brentwood. Our Facebook page includes additional information about these. If you are a new member and are interested in joining, please feel free to come down to any of the lessons below.

Ages start from 5 years and up.

  • St Peters Church Hall

    Eastbourne Grove,
    SS0 0QF

    Tuesdays: 19:00-20:00  £7

    Thursdays: 17:00-18:00 £7

    Saturdays : Disability Class 09:45-10:15 £22 Per Month

    Saturdays: 10:30-11:30 £7 Lower Grades (Beginner-Green)

    Saturdays: 11:45-12:45  £7 Higher Grades (Purple-Black)

  • Clearview Virgin Active

    Mondays: 16:00-17:00 (age 5-12 only)
    Wednesdays: 16:30-17:30 (age 5-9 only)
    & 17:30-18:30 (age 9-12 only)
    Thursdays: 20:30-21:30 (age 13+ only)

    Please note: Child karate classes require a Virgin Active gym membership. Adult classes require a day membership for £7.50, or free with a Virgin Active gym membership.



WUKF Champions League, 23 July 2017 – London

The World Union of Karate Federations (WUKF) have now introduced an international league, the 'Champions League' with the first event being held in London.John Gardiner and Helen Marsh were selected to represent the WUKO-GB team at this prestigious event, John in the male senior kata and Helen in the women's veterans kata. The event drew athletes from all over Europe making for a high standard Championships.Helen missed out on a medal in her category finishing a very credible 4th plac...

ESKF British Open Championships, London – April 2017

The #JKGKarate squad joined up with the WUKO-GB team to compete at the ESKF British open championships on April 30th at the University of East London Sportsdock.With many nations in attendance the event was of a high standard, as it was last year.We had Amy Marsh, Sebastian Lambert, Toby Fane, Helen Marsh and John Gardiner aiming for medal positions.Amy and Toby both showed improvement but fell short of a medal position this time.Sebastian Lambert in a very large kumite category...


Kyu Grading – July 15th 2017

Congratulations to all who passed their grading at the Westcliff Dojo, on this occasion we had a 100% pass rate which is indicativ...

Disability Karate Grading – April 2017 

We held our second grading for the SEN and disability Karate students on the 29th April at our Westcliff Dojo.We had a 100% pa...

JKG Disability Karate – scouts visit, March 2017

Saturday 11th March saw the biggest disability karate class so far at #JKGKarate as we had a visit from 5th Westcliff scout group...

  • Since starting at JKG Karate I have become fitter, more confident and gained lots of new friends. I have also accomplished goals I never thought possible. The karate club is one big family.–David

  • My daughters and I changed club as we had become bored at our old one, and was on the verge of giving up. I did not want this because karate is a sport we are able to do together. Training with Sensei John Gardiner has changed that completely! Lessons are fun, varied, exciting and we are privileged to have the experience of a member of the England Karate team. The quality of lessons are consistently outstanding and I would highly recommend the club to everyone.–Helen

  • I love going to karate classes with Sensei John Gardiner because his teaching is awesome. The classes are fun and enjoyable, and learning Karate and self defence is exciting. Every class is different and I am proud to represent the club in competitions.–Amy (aged 11)

  • John is a highly motivated and focused person with a huge amount of leadership and motivational skills. First of all he has taken the Karate club from humble beginnings to one that now runs classes in many locations. In addition the club can also boast a British champion among its ranks. As a parent to one of his longest attending students I can testify to the hugely positive impact John has had in teaching Kate, she has learnt many essential life skills such as confidence and respect.–Simon (parent)