Who we are

We are North Cardiff's oldest established Martial Arts Academy
Karate classes in Lisvane, Rhiwbina and Pontprennau

Kaizenkan Karate is taught at the school. This art is a synthesis of Renshi Harris 30 year experience of karate and other martial arts.

Our founder & Chief Instructor, Martyn Harris Renshi, with over 30 years of Martial Arts experience (including over 25 years teaching) is a senior instructor and black belt examiner for the British Association for Martial Arts, a National Governing Body that also has branches worldwide. Martyn received his 5th dan certification from this group while teaching on its recent convention in Devon, England in October 2011.

Martyn holds black belts in Shotokan Karate and Okinawan Kempo.

His wife Sensei Emma, runs the After School, Ladies only, Tots & Infants programmes and has a 1st Dan in Kaizenkan Karate awarded by the British Association for Martial Arts.

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We provide Cardiff Karate classes suitable for all groups

Tots enjoying Karate Classes

Tots - age 3 to 4 years

Our tots program has been specially developed for our youngest students aged from 3 to 4 years. The programme is a basic introduction to non-contact karate movement in a fun and motivating way.

About our Tots classes

Children enjoying Little dragon classes

Infants - age 5 to 6 years

Karate can help to teach children discipline & respect, build confidence, self control and concentration alongside the vital self defence skills that we teach in our classes.

About our Infants classes

Children enjoying Little dragon classes

Juniors - 7 to 10 year olds

Our Junior Dragons Classes focus on discipline, respect, positive attitude and confidence building using merit badges and competitions to help get our message across.

About our Junior classes

 

Adult classes

Classes for 11+ & adults

Come and enjoy training with friendly people who understand courtesy & respect while, at the same time, wanting to work out.

About our Teen and adult classes

Women only karate classes

Ladies only classes

These daytime karate classes are ideal for busy mums, shift workers, and women who need to build confidence or whose religion might from training with men.

About our women only classes

Family karate classes

Family classes

Our Saturday morning classes are a great way to have some bonding time, many families attend this class with so much to offer - incredible atmosphere, fitness, self defence all whilst building building friendships along the way.

About our family classes

 

Call now 07714 418209 or email karatecardiff@gmail.com

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What our students say

Don't just take our word for it, take a look at what our students have to say...

"Martyn Harris is a bold and engaging martial arts teacher who attracts students from all over the country to visit his Cardiff-based training centres. I have known him since the turn of the century and am proud to call him my friend. When you want the real deal as far as martial arts in Wales is concerned you can do no better than train with Martyn Harris renshi."John Burke - Renshi and chairman of the BAMA Devon

Martyn Harris is one of the most inspirational and talented karate teachers who I know. Absolutely worth to come to see also from a little further!"Juha Tuominen ( Finland )

Martyn Harris is a very inspirational teacher, knowledgeable, kind and very important in my Martial Arts journey. I would highly recommend anyone who has the chance to train with him and his fantastic students to do so you won't be disappointed.Clare Potter ( Devon )

Martyn Harris Renshi is a big man with a big heart for Karate. He cares about his art and instructs the students with a such a passion you can't but help fall in love with it as well. Both myself and my husband have trained with Sensei Martyn in Wales and in Devon and we have learnt from him and sweated in the process, but most of all we have had fun doing it, its very hard not to with this big smiling Welsh man stood out the front enjoying every minute of teaching us. I can't wait to train with him again as he helps in more ways than one with my Karate journey.Natasha Barlow - Devon

Summer Camp

28 July 2017 to
30 July 2017

Annual training camp for adults