Hanwell Karate Club – Goju-Ryu Lessons in West London, UK



Hanwell Karate Club – Class Schedule (JULY 2022)

About us: Hanwell Karate Club is not a full time dojo – We do not have classes every day of the week. This is because all of our instructors are employed elsewhere. We see this is a good thing – it means that we don’t rely on making money to keep the club running and so our running costs (and class fees) are comparatively cheap. We are dedicated to our karate club and about martial arts in general. But most of all we are passionate about serving our local community in Hanwell, W7 and providing effective self defense training for our students.


Contact us here to book a trial lessonhanwellkarateclub@gmail.com

When: Our karate lessons are held 3 days a week (Tues/Thurs/Sat). (See below for further info.)
Where: Our training venue is St Mary’s Church Hall, Greenford Avenue in Hanwell, London (W7)
Training Fees: Our students pay once per calendar month to train – The price (as of July 2022) is £30pcm for adults, £25pcm for children/students. We do not offer a “Pay as you go” option. But, if you are a new student, the first lesson is free.

Training Days:
Adult training (18 and over, plus cadets) practice on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings.
Kids Karate lessons (+6 years to 13 years) are on Tuesdays and Thursdays (not on Saturdays).

Children's Classes at HKC:
Junior Beginners: Tuesdays at 18:00-18:45
Junior Intermediates: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 18:00-18:45
Note: We do not teach weekend kids classes.
Price: £25 per month per child (1-2 classes per week).

Adult Classes at HKC:
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 19:00 (Basics, Kata and Sparring)
Saturdays at 09:30 (Strength & Conditioning)
Price: £30 per month (3 classes per week)

Children’s Classes at Hanwell Karate Club:

We teach 2 children’s classes per week, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 18:00 to 18:45 (45mins).

We only teach children’s classes during school term time (not during half terms or in school holidays).

Our kids beginners class is held on Tuesday evenings only. New students are taught basic self defense and kata.
Our kids class on Thursday evenings is for children who have been graded (yellow belt and above). On Thursday evenings we teach self defense, kata and sparring.

Any questions? Contact us: hanwellkarateclub@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: All instructors at HKC are fully vaccinated (COVID double-jabbed) and we recommend that all of our adult students make it a priority to be vaccinated before taking part in our face-to-face karate classes.

If you live in the West London area, and are interested in joining us for karate lessons, please contact us for details: hanwellkarateclub@gmail.com

For information about our Children’s Classes, please see below.

Here is an example class for you to see, taught by our lead instructor Sensei Nigel Thomas (full class, 60 minutes):



Our children’s karate class for beginners is held once a week for brand new students on Tuesday evenings from 6pm.

If you are based in the West London are and you are interested in information regarding children’s karate lessons, please email us: hanwellkarateclub@gmail.com

Details of our children’s beginners course (HKC JUNIORS)

  • When: Every Tuesday 18:00-18:45 (term time only)
  • Age bracket: For children aged 6 and over (Year 1) – no children younger than 6, sorry (this is due to insurance reasons).
  • Class length: 45 minutes
  • Price: £25 per month (1 face-to-face lesson per week, Tuesday 18:00)
  • Course objective: Our beginners course aims to teach children how to perform self defense movements (“block and punch”), plus the first KATA of our karate style (GEKISAI DAI ICHI).
  • Requirements: We teach new students aged 6 and above for 45 minutes each Tuesday evening at 6pm.
  • Instruction: Our Children’s class instructors is Sensei Nigel Thomas (7th Degree Black Belt) who is assisted by a team of assistant instructors. All of our karate teachers are insured for teaching children’s karate lessons and have been DBS vetted and checked.
  • Note: Due to COVID regulations, no parents allowed in the hall during our children’s classes. This is for safety and to restrict numbers in the hall.

Once your child is able to 1) Perform a basic block and punch self defense moves, and 2) Perform the first KATA, they will “Graduate” from our beginner class and be invited to join our Intermediate Children’s Class. Our Intermediate classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm.

Note: Beginners Class (for kids) is ONCE A WEEK on Tuesdays, 18:00
Intermediate Class (for kids) is TWICE A WEEK on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 18:00

If you have any questions about our children’s beginners course, please email: hanwellkarateclub@gmail.com


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