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to the official website of Sunderland Karate Central.

Whether you are an instructor or a student it is our hope that all of your goals are achieved while training with us. We train in Traditional karate and highest quality sport karate.

The club was established in 2004 by Chief Instructor Mark Williams 5th Dan, and is based in the North East of England. We are affiliated to the English Karate Organisation (a non-political association). There is no interference from anyone and no demands made of us.

All our instructors are certified and have First Aid (HSE) qualifications, are fully insured and DBS police checked. We have in place a Health and Safety Policy and a Child Protection Policy which we are very strict on. These policies are available to read at every lesson.

We are a family orientated club which caters for…

arrowThe complete novice to the experienced karateka

arrowThe young to the not-so-young

arrowThe fit and the not-so-fit

arrowVery little ones aged from 4 yrs upwards who can come along to train and have fun

Our aim is to provide every individual with the tools and support to further their physical and mental development. We hold regular gradings.


Proud to be part of the English Karate Organisation.

10 Benefits

tickSelf Defence




tickSelf Discipline



tickStress Reduction


tickPositive Family Safe Environment

"The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory or defeat,

but in the perfection of the character of its participants."

Master Gichin Funakoshi

Lessons and Fees

Your 1st two lessons are FREE

Tiny Tigers
ages 4 to 6

tick Leisurely Paced

tick Suited to mental and physical ability

tick Merit badge system


per class

The Tiny Tigers classes are aimed at younger children as an introduction to karate. They progress at a more leisurely pace.

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ages 7 to 15

tick Increase Strength & Flexibility

tick Goal Orientated

tick Character Building


per class

The emphasis of our program is on establishing self-discipline and courtesy. The structure of respect is built into our karate instruction.

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ages 16+

tick Challenging Exercise

tick Learn self-defence

tick Increase overall fitness


per class

For adults, martial arts classes provide a fun and challenging exercise routine and offer a great alternative to traditional gym workouts.

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Student Discount
Students' Card required

tick A reduced price of 50% of the normal price per session is available.

tick On production of a valid, current Students' Card

50% off

per class

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Family Discount
For 3 or more members of the same family

tick A discount of 50% is available on the cost of training on a per session basis.

tick Speak to Sensei who will give you a specific price for your family.

50% off

per class

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"Everyone at Sunderland Karate Central is very supportive and welcoming, it is like a big family.

Everyone helps each other achieve their goals and achievements.

It is hard work but very rewarding and fun. I love karate and my club." KATELYN


"I enjoy teaching the younger students and it is great to see them progress.

The atmosphere is friendly and we encourage each other to do our best and become better at karate.

We all wait at the end of the month to see who has been awarded 'Young Student of the Month'

and I have been lucky enough to win a few times." HANNAH