Welcome to the Handbridge Shotokan Karate Club web site

We are based in Chester and train at the Queen’s Park High School, HandbridgeSee here for more information on training times. Established in May 1969, fully affiliated to the Karate Union of Great Britain. The KUGB is is by far the largest and most successful single-style association in Great Britain. Handbridge Shotokan Karate Club is a Totally Non Profit making club where KUGB licenced members train under Sensei Michael O’Connor 7th Dan assisted by Sensei Dave Roberts 3rd Dan in a modern warm school gymnasium close to the city of Chester. Sensei Michael O’Connor is also a KUGB Grading Examiner

We are always looking to encourage current and former karateka to come along. There is no membership fee and training costs only £5.00 per session. £4.00 for juniors, unemployed and students. We also have discounts for families.

If you wish to train with us regularly or just every now and then, please feel free to pop by.

New Starters and Beginners most welcome – first session is free. Why not come along and give it a try? Loose clothing should be worn e.g. jogging pants and T shirt.

Sensei Michael O’Connor 7th Dan    


Sensei Dave Roberts 3rd Dan