About Goju-Ryu Karate Milton Keynes

Goju-Ryu Karate Milton Keynes is an EGKA dojo based in the Shenley area of Milton Keynes since 2014. We are a friendly karate club dedicated to teaching traditional Okinawan karate. 

We run karate classes for all ages and levels in Shenley Church End (Sundays) and Shenley Brook End (Thursdays). The club is run by Sam Nelstrop, who has been dedicated to karate for over 25 years. Sam has trained in Kyokushinkai (full contact) and Goju-Ryu karate in Japan and in England and is third degree black belt graded by the EGKA/IOGKF.

Our aim is to provide quality training in authentic traditional and practical karate. Training with us is demanding both physically and mentally but the benefits are that you will become a better person with more inner confidence, self esteem, improve your fitness and well-being.

We are members of the EGKA which is in turn, part of the IOGKF, one of the largest Goju-Ryu karate associations.

The Goju-Ryu style of karate is both very traditional but extremely practical form of self-defence that is very suitable for men, women and kids of all ages. One of the main benefits of training with us, is direct lineage from the Japanese Master Higaonna Morio, the most respected and formidable karate master alive today.

The EGKA senior instructors visit Master Higaonna at least once per year. His teachings are cascaded down to club instructors, like myself through karate seminars held 3 or 4 times per year in the UK. All students are also welcome to join the EGKA karate seminars where they will receive intensive training for 1, 2 or 3 days (optional). I myself attend at least 2 or 3 seminars every year, ever improving my own karate to pass on to my students.

“The unique aspect of our style of karate is the very strong link to Okinawa through Higaonna Morio Shihan, 10th Degree black belt, as well as the family spirit that all IOGKF students and instructors have across the world. If you are new to karate then you will embark on a great voyage of discovery and adventure where you will make lifelong friends and challenge yourself mentally, spiritually and physically.”

Source: EGKA student handbook

EGKA members are able to attend the EGKA events including tournaments and training seminars. I would highly recommend attending if possible. Entering tournaments is a great chance to try out your karate skill in a safe but competitive environment. The training seminars give you a change to learn from some of the top instructors in the UK and meet and make new friends with lots of other like-minded people that also learn Goju-Ryu karate.

To learn more about Goju-Ryu Karate and the EGKA, please download our student handbook.

We offer several plans and family discount to meet your needs. With any of our plans, you will have the flexibility to train whenever you wish. See the membership page for details.