Our AcademyEstablished in 1994
Yushikai Karate Academy was established in 1994, starting in various halls around the area, before making Radford Crescent in Billericay our permanent training base in 2008.
We have grown from a small club to becoming one of the UKs largest traditional karate academies. Our full-time facility has 250 plus child and adult members and we currently offer over 20 classes per week for different age groups and abilities.
We are also involved with serving our local community and teach regularly at many of the areas primary and secondary schools. We constantly seek new and innovative ways to enthuse and excite our students with new techniques and equipment.
We have been fortunate to host many high profile visiting Instructors from Japan and around the world, including Sensei’s Osaka (8th Dan), Naka (6th Dan), Hirayama (6th Dan), Okuma (6th Dan), Chubachi (3rd Dan), Ueda (3rd Dan) and Machida (5th Dan). There are also regular opportunities to learn from the Chief Instructor of JKA England, Sensei Ohta (7th Dan).
Sensei Ohta teaches at the academy most weeks and conducts our in house belt testing (grading) every 3 – 4 months. Our Senior Instructor (Dave Paulus) has studied and trained for many years and was graded to 4th Dan at the headquarters of the Japan Karate Association (JKA) in Tokyo. Sensei Dave is also a grade ‘C’ instructor of the JKA and has trained with many of the most senior and respected Japanese teachers in the world. Sensei Dave has also spent time in the USA training with Chinzo Machida and former UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida.
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Our Facility3,500 SQ. FT!
In the summer of 2008, Yushikai Karate Academy leased their own premises in Billericay and established a brand new dojo there. Officially opened in August 2008, the new dojo is the training place of approx 300 dedicated karate students from across the county.
Our 3,500 sq. ft. facility is fully matted and equipped for serious training. We have ample kicking shields and targets, jump ropes, resistance bands, plenty of focus mitts and more equipment and tools for great training.
Our separate Men and Women changing rooms with bathrooms and showers are maintained clean at all times by our professional staff.