So-kyokushin Bury St. Edmunds

We are the oldest established karate club in
Bury St. Edmunds

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We practice Kyokushin karate, a style formed to bring back the truth to karate that has, over the years, been watered down, compromising it into a sport, or worse, to make money from awarding belts.

We are a “not for profit club”, the training fees pay for hall rent, licence fees, equipment and insurance. They do not go into the instructors’ pockets.


Train your mind


Become stronger through the art of karate


Become more confident

“One must try, everyday, to expand one's limits.” -- Mas Oyama

Learn karate for health

Karate is a form of interval training, great for strength, flexibility and cardio fitness

Learn karate for confidence

Pushing yourself through training will relax you and build confidence through testing yourself

Learn karate for self defence

Kyokushin karate is a martial art whose purpose is to provide a method of self-defence- not a way of scoring points or showing off flashy kicks.

“Karate is Budo and if Budo is removed from Karate, it is nothing more than sport karate, show karate, or even fashion karate-the idea of training merely to be fashionable.” -- Mas Oyama

Why Us?

Experience training worldwide with Kyokushin greats

In New York in 2000 Shihan Mac won 3rd place for kata in the All America Open.


In January we travel to Wales to train under  the Sgyd yr Eira waterfall in the Brecon Beacons

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