Adaptive Karate

Forging Strong Minds & Bodies

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Traditional Shotokan Karate with a strong emphasis on practical application.


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Hello and welcome to Adaptive Karate

I’m John Johnston, a 7th Dan in Traditional Shotokan Karate. I’ve been teaching and training for OVER 43 years, I had a very large afro for many of those years! I teach predominantly Shotokan Karate but I like to refer to it as Adaptive Karate as I feel the name more appropriately reflects my teaching methods and allows for a more individual expression from those who practise. Many of my ideas and techniques have changed and developed over these past 43 years, but some things remain the same, like my dedication to keep our art strong, practical and full of purpose. I welcome you to our website and hope to see you in the dojo soon.

— John Johnston (7th Dan)

Training for Adults

Adult karate is strong, dynamic and purposeful. If you’re ready for a challenge and to push your karate training to new levels then you should read what we get up to.

Child & Youth Program

Our Child & Youth program aims to give them the best possible set of early mental and physical skills in a safe and fun environment. This ensures they are able to tackle any of life’s later challenges.

Private Tuition

I’m available for private tuition, either 1:1 or as part of a group of up to 6 people. This is great for honing in on certain details of your training. It’s always about the details!

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If you have any questions about Training, up-coming Seminars, Private Tuition or any anything in general then get in touch, we’d love to hear from you. See you in the dojo.


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