• Class Times

    Mon: 6.00-7.00pm

    Tue: 6:30 - 7:30pm

    Thu: 7.00 - 8:30pm

    Sat: 11.00-12.00pm

    All classes are held at:
    The Blue School Sports Centre
    Kennion Road
    BA5 2NR

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Traditional Shotokan Karate in Wells, Somerset


Wells Karate Group


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NEW – ARTICLES PAGE – A place to read articles related to martial arts written by Sensei Mitchell

Welcome to the website of Wells Shotokan Karate Group

We have been running in the beautiful  City of Wells, Somerset since the 1970’s making us one of the oldest Martial Arts groups in the West of England.

We are a traditional group and as such we place great emphasis on correct technique and etiquette. We also believe very strongly in the maxim that ‘Karate is for everybody’ young, old, strong or weak as stated by its founder Gichin Funakoshi (pictured left).

A great emphasis is also placed on the realistic interpretation (Bunkai) of the forms (Kata) of Karate against realistic attacks. This makes it a great self defence system rather than a Sport.

Alongside the classes, regular courses are taught by the chief instructor Sensei Paul Mitchell 5th Dan on the subject of Kata and their Bunkai and are open to all practitioners of Karate.

Paul and Christine Mitchell took over running the Group in the mid 1990’s when it was affiliated to the KUGB. In recent years the group changed affiliation to The Traditional Shotokan Karate Association (TSKA)

We are not a political group and pride ourselves on making all welcome that wish to  train with us regardless of experience, affiliation or style.

Beginners are always sure of a warm welcome.

Wells members check out the ‘News’ tab regularly – we will post updates here.




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