Professional martial arts and self-defence instruction for all ages. Established in 1963, the Kobe Osaka is the oldest karate club in Scotland. For more information, please pop into our dojo or click the link below.
We offer various classes at our permanent, matted dojo in Falkirk. See our class timetable or find a class in your area. Pop in to speak to one of our experienced staff or click the link below.
We teach a modern, dynamic style of karate called Shukokai. Based on traditional Shito Ryu, Shukokai is an effective and practical martial art that teaches students how to defend and attack with devastating power, speed and accuracy. Alongside Shukokai, we teach Ju-jitsu which uses locks, holds, throws and targeted strikes to defend against attacks. We teach an effective, modern form of Ju-jitsu, suitable for various self-defence situations. We also offer tuition in weapons, including tonfa, nunchaks, bo staff and knife. And, if improving your fitness is your goal, we can offer fun, instructor-led workouts designed to build strength, power and endurance. We offer discounts to Shipshape gym members so why not combine a fitness class with a session in the gym?
Our classes are taught by professional instructors in a safe, controlled environment. Classes are adapted for different ages and abilities. There are 3 main programmes, depending upon the age of the student:
Peewee Ninja (ages 4 to 7)
Designed specifically for young children, this program develops confidence, motor, social and concentration skills. Students learn basic skills and gain confidence in a safe, fun environment.
Junior Warrior (ages 8 to 15)
Designed to develop confidence, motor and social skills, students develop their techniques, increase their impact and stamina, and learn control.
Adult (16 and over)
You’ll develop your skills and improve your physical fitness, in a culture which fosters confidence, determination and perseverance. As you progress through the belts and your power, speed and accuracy develop, we’ll help you perfect your techniques and expand your knowledge. The program blends traditional Shukokai karate with the most effective methods from other disciplines.
The Kobe Osaka is by far the best martial arts club I’ve trained with, and I’ve been to several. It’s friendly, the instructors really know their stuff, and the classes are varied. The number of classes on offer gives me the flexibility to fit training around other commitments. The facilities are also excellent, with parking… Read more “First rate club!”
I decided to enrol my son into karate to help boost his confidence and self esteem. He had been getting bullied at school, but since going to karate and learning about self defence, he has put all that he has learned into practice and, much to our amazement, its kept the bullies at bay. We… Read more “Bullying”
The Kobe Osaka, which I had the privilege of training with, has a unique range of qualities not found elsewhere.
There are some things which you can’t explain, and have to experience.
I have trained with very good Wado and Shotokan clubs and neither come close to the great martial arts of Tommy… Read more “The great Kobe Osaka”
As an older student returning to karate after several years away, I am thrilled to find a class for the over 50s. There are even comfy mats! I’m really enjoying getting fit again and I’m learning lots from Steven and Paul who are both very knowledgeable instructors. I look forward to the classes.
Kobe Osaka is one of the best karate clubs in Scotland. The instructors are both professional and friendly and they are always happy to help. Not only do they teach Karate, they also teach Ju Jitsu as well as weapons.
Sensei Steven's classes from Saturday 21st November to Friday 11th December Due to the level change to Tier 4 in the Glasgow area, all Sensei Steven's classes will move to Zoom. Below is a copy of Stevens timetable between the dates above. All Sensei Steven's classes...