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 are proud to be part of the Hombo Dojo Karate International (founded by Scott Langley 6th Dan) one of the fastest growing traditional Shotokan Karate organisations - (https://hdkigb.org/)

We're also governed by FEKO (Federation of English Karate Organisations) -http://www.feko.co.uk/

Because we're part of an association with very senior and experinced international instructors, we regularly have visiting senior Hombu instructors at DOEJAP.

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/DBS checked.

Come along, train and enjoy!!! Your first lesson is FREE.....and it's guaranteed to be tough!

Simon Shepherd Sensei teaching @ DOEJAP

We look forward to welcoming you to the Dojo of Eternal Joy & Pain

Simon Shepherd Sensei