ILFORD KARATE CLUB Established 1999
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We Can now welcome new members, so go to our Starting Karate Page
ILFORD KARATE CLUB was founded in 1999 by Shihan Nick da Costa - a former multiple British, European & Commonwealth Karate Champion. The club's other main instructor is Shihan Maria da Costa, also a several times British & International Champion in full, as well as semi-contact competitions.
Shihan da Costa is the Chief Instructor of the Word Karate Guild and British Karate Guild
Our aim is to enable you to protect yourself more fully and along the way gain fitness, flexibility, confidence and knowledge of the martial art of Karate.
Kyokushin karate is different to other styles in that although it has a traditional base, it also gives the student the opportunity to take part in Full, as well as Semi-Contact tournaments and training.
The club is affiliated to the British Karate Guild (BKG), which is in-turn is affiliated to the World Karate Guild.
The club has gradings every 3 months and students have the opportunity of attending summer-camps, squad training sessions, competitions and courses run by the BKG.
All our instructors have gone through vigorous training over many years and are qualified first-aiders & DBS checked
Below is the trailer we had for our first Open Seminar in 2022 attended by 150 karate students. We will also run another this coming June 2023, so look out for details!