New Classes Wednesday evenings, also Saturday and Sunday mornings.

New class for beginners and returners starting Wednesday evenings 7-8pm Havelock Community Centre, Fawcett Road, Southsea. Upstairs Hall - ring buzzer for hall to be admitted. Starting November classes for all, Saturday mornings 10-11am St. Simon's Church lower hall, and Sunday morings 10.30-11.30am Havelock large room (ring buzzer).

All lessons are tailored to individual needs. Starting age for Wednesday classes is 11 (younger students will be accepted if they have prior experience). There is no upper limit!

Shintai is a traditional Shotokan club, following a direct line from Hirokazu Kanazawa. However, elements of Okinawan karate and Chinese martial arts, also get taught. We are not a Sports Karate class. Shintai is a martial art for health, self-defence, fitness and self-confidence. Competitive karate is taught, but it is not compulsory.

Shintai will hopefully remain in Befordshire under Sensei L. Turner, as well as starting up as Shintai (South of England) under Sensei Tyrie.

We are a traditional Shotokan club now based in Southsea,Portsmouth, England. We are affiliated to the International Association of Shotokan Karate (IASK) headed by Sensei Nicholas Adamou 9th Dan (one of Kanazawa Soke's most senior and respected students).


The club is run by Sensei Iain Tyrie (7th Dan). 


Lesson times



Wednesday evenings  7.00pm to 8.00pm at the Havelock Community Centre, Fawcett road, Southsea, PO4 0LQ. 



Adults and children (over 6 years of age) are welcome to train. All lessons are P.A.Y.G and are currently £7 a session adults, £5 children.


Classes are child friendly but still teach traditional shotokan following a lineage from Soke Hirakazu Kanazawa.