Karate Academy Scotland, a local traditional Shotokan karate club, has taken a significant step forward in its journey to promote the art of karate in the region. With its roots firmly established in Elgin, the club has embarked on an exciting expansion by introducing training sessions at the new Barefoot Fitness Studio in Forres. This marks a milestone moment for the club, as it opens doors to a new community, offering karate enthusiasts an additional opportunity to train and grow every Tuesday night in Forres.

The Forres Barefoot Fitness Studio provides Karate Academy Scotland with a modern training facility that boasts the perfect ambiance for martial arts practice.   The addition of Forres to the training schedule opens up new possibilities for those passionate about karate. Whether you’re a beginner eager to learn the fundamentals or an advanced martial artist looking to refine your skills, Karate Academy Scotland welcomes all to join their sessions at Barefoot Fitness Studio.

Karate Academy Scotland’s expansion to Forres marks a significant milestone in its journey to promote traditional Shotokan karate. The new Barefoot Fitness Studio provides an excellent platform for training, and the club’s dedication to building a strong and supportive community promises to enrich the lives of those who choose to be a part of it. If you’re passionate about karate or looking to begin your journey, the Forres location offers an excellent opportunity to get involved. Join Karate Academy Scotland every Tuesday night and be a part of this exciting new chapter in martial arts excellence.

First session at the new dojo

KSKA Natsu-Gasshuku Liverpool.

Course & Grading under the instruction of KSKA Shihanki. Congratulations to those who passed their grading. Tom 4th Dan, Belgium. John 5th Dan, Scotland. Greg 7th Dan, Kuwait. Mario 8th Dan, Germany. Congratulations to our Sensei John Craig on this achievement. Oss

Dirk Heene Course and Grading – Aberdeen April 2024

Thank you to the Grampian and Northern Karate Association (GNKA) for hosting Sensei Dirk Heene in Aberdeen for an excellent course.

Karate taster block at East End Primary School, Elgin

Thanking Karate Academy Scotland students Isla, Dexter, Charlie and James for supporting our 3 week taster block of karate classes at East End Primary School. It was great to have you there to demonstrate and encourage the children to take part. Thanks to Active...

GNKA : Course and Kata Competition

For the first time the  GNKA will be hosting a course and Kata competition .  Karate Academy Scotland is a member of the Grampian and Northern Karate Association and is proud to be taking part. Karate Academy Scotland members who would like to attend should speak to...

Dirk Heene Course : Aberdeen April 2024

Sensei Dirk Heene 9th Dan is president of the KSKA and a student of the late Sensei Kase. Sensei Heene will be holding a weekend course at RGU Aberdeen as a guest of the GNKA . Karate Academy Scotland members who would like to attend should speak to John or Amanda....

Gradings March 2024

Congratulations to everybody who passed their grading.  The standard on display was very good and it was great to see your development.  

Karate Taster Sessions : Forres

Karate Academy Scotland are pleased to announce a new six taster block taking place at Barefoot Fitness Studio in Forres.    This is a perfect opportunity for children aged 7 and over to try traditional Shotokan karate before committing to regular training.  ...

Aberdeen Course: Sensei Dirk Heene, November 2023

Thank you to the Grampian and Northern Karate Association (GNKA) for hosting Sensei Dirk Heene in Aberdeen for an excellent course.

Aberdeen Gradings November 2023 

Well done to Bill and Isla who successfully graded to 2nd Kyu at the November Aberdeen course with Sensei Dirk Heene. Congratulations to Charlie on receiving an honorary Nidan grade for his outstanding commitment to Shotokan Karate for over 60 years. Oss 

Elgin Course: Sensei Marc Stevens, November 2023

It meant a lot to have Sensei Marc Stevens back with us in Elgin this November, the first time since Covid. There was a positive energy in the hall with around 50 students training in our junior and senior classes. Karate-ka from across Scotland joined us as well as...
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