Welcome to DOEJAP (the dojo of eternal joy and pain), one of Cheltenham's finest traditional Shotokan karate clubs.
We are a traditional Shotokan Karate dojo based in heart of Leckhampton in Cheltenham. We've been part of this community for many years and most of our students, not surprisingly, are from the local schools and surrounding area.
We're proud to be part of the World Traditional Karate Organisation (www.wtkogb.com), one of the fastest growing traditional Shotokan Karate organisations.
We're also governed by FEKO (Federation of English Karate Organisations) -http://www.feko.co.uk/
Because we're part of WTKO GB, we regularly have visiting senior WTKO instructors at DOEJAP as well as holding regular special training events and competitions.
We're an open, all-inclusive, family-friendly dojo. We teach and train with all ages, from 6 to 69.....and upwards of that too.
Our chief instructor, Simon Shepherd, has almost 40 years karate experience. He has held many regional, national and european competition titles.
All our instructors are fully-insured, FEKO accredited and CRB checked.
Come along, train and enjoy!!! Your first lesson is FREE!