Our Club

Karate Academy Scotland is a local club with a long history in Elgin - the club started over 25 years ago. Sensei John Craig is a 4th Dan. With more than 25 years of experience, 2016 marked the 10th anniversary since he took over the running of the club. Karate Academy Scotland is open to people of all ages. We have students aged between 5 and 60+ training at all levels. Shotokan Karate is a traditional martial art. It offers everyone a path of personal growth and development. Through training, students challenge themselves both mentally and physically in an effort to master technique and the application of those techniques. Training requires commitment to the art and to yourself. Through partner work it encourages students to work together. Over time, continued training helps students develop an inner strength of character that flows through every aspect of their life. Karate Academy Scotland follows the teachings of Sensei Kase and Sensei Shirai and is a member of both associations. We hold courses twice a year with Sensei Marc Stevens and regularly attend training courses in Europe.

The club trains in three locations in and around the Moray area.  

On Mondays and Wednesdays we train at St Sylvesters Church Hall, Abby Street, Elgin (see map below).


5.30pm-6.30pm Kids

6.30pm-7.30pm Juniors to Intermediate

6.30pm-8.30pm seniors


6pm-7pm Junior children

7.15pm-8.15pm "NEW" Veteran Karate class

On Tuesdays we train at Forres Academy, access is through Forres Leisure Centre, Burdsyard road.

7pm-8pm all grades

On Thursdays we again train at St Sylvesters Church Hall, Abby Street, Elgin
6.30pm-7.30pm Juniors and Intermediates
6.30pm-8.30pm Seniors


John Craig - 4th Dan
Amanda Walker - 2nd Dan
Gwen McMahon - 2nd Dan
David Henderson - 3rd Dan

     amanda      gwen


Annual Membership 30 pounds

Session fees

Juniors 4.00 pounds

Seniors 4.50 pounds