Our Martial Arts

Martial Arts Training
Welcome to the heart of martial arts excellence in Croydon! At our esteemed school, we offer dynamic and comprehensive martial arts classes tailored to beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. With a rich heritage rooted in discipline, self-defence, and personal growth, martial arts training transcends mere physical activity to become a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

The Essence of Martial Arts Training
Our Karate classes in Croydon provide a holistic approach to martial arts, fitness and well-being. Our training programs encompass a diverse range of disciplines, including modern Karate, traditional Karate, Tegumi, Kobudo, Jiu-Jitsu, and more. Whether you’re stepping onto the mat for the first time or seeking to enhance your skills, our expert instructors are dedicated to guiding you through every step of your martial arts journey.

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Samurai Teaches

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Basic Techniques

Introduction to basic karate techniques, including blocks and strikes, emphasizing proper form and execution.

Self Defence Skills

Self-Defense Techniques

Age-appropriate self-defense techniques to teach children how to protect themselves in a safe and controlled environment.


Belt Progression

Clear progression through colored belts, each representing a specific level of skill and knowledge.


Transformative Benefits for Beginners

Physical Fitness and Health

Physical Fitness and Strength

Martial arts training offers a dynamic and engaging workout that targets every aspect of physical fitness. From cardio endurance to muscular strength and flexibility, our classes provide a well-rounded approach to achieving peak physical condition. Through consistent training, beginners will experience noticeable improvements in stamina, agility, and overall strength.

Self Defence Skills

Self-Defence Skills

In today’s world, the importance of self-defence cannot be overstated. Our martial arts classes in Croydon equip beginners with practical techniques and strategies to defend themselves in real-world situations. By learning the fundamentals of striking, grappling, and situational awareness, students gain the confidence and ability to protect themselves and their loved ones.


Mental Focus and Discipline

One of the most significant benefits of martial arts training is the cultivation of mental focus and discipline. Through structured training routines and goal-oriented practice, beginners learn the value of perseverance, dedication, and self-control. These essential traits extend beyond the dojo, positively impacting every aspect of life, from academics and career to personal relationships.

Stress Relief and Mental Wellbeing

Stress Relief and Emotional Well-being

The practice of martial arts provides a unique outlet for stress relief and emotional well-being. By engaging in physical activity and focusing the mind, beginners can effectively manage stress and anxiety, promoting a sense of calm and balance. Additionally, the camaraderie and support found within our martial arts community foster a positive and uplifting environment for personal growth and development.

Our Instructor

Sensei Craig

Coach, Founder

Hello, I’m Craig, though many call me Sensei. I’m the Head Trainer and Manager at Samurai Karate Croydon. I teach many classes throughout the club from Little Samurai kids to our oldest and toughest black belts 🙂 I currently hold the rank of Shidoin Godan (5th dan) Kenshi.

Our Instructor

Sensei Steven


Hi, my name is Steven and I started my Karate journey at Samurai Karate Croydon in 1998 as an 8 year old. Though it was my parent’s decision to have my brother and I learn Karate, as an adult who has now been training and teaching for many years I am very thankful for that opportunity.

Our Instructor

Sempai Simon


Hey there, I’m Simon, and my Karate journey started back in 2015. I always wanted to do Karate, and I finally found the right time, and the right dojo. The team at Samurai are awesome, making me feel at home since the moment I walked in the door.

Why Choose Our Martial Arts School?

  • Expert Instruction and Individualized Training: At our Croydon-based martial arts school, we pride ourselves on offering expert instruction and individualized training tailored to each student’s needs and abilities. Our head trainer is a professional teacher/trainer/instructor and has 15 years’ experience in training and education as well as 25 years Karate teaching experience. Our experienced instructors possess a wealth of knowledge and expertise in their respective disciplines, ensuring that beginners receive the highest quality of instruction and support.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our school boasts state-of-the-art training facilities equipped with the latest amenities and equipment. From spacious training mats and climate-controlled training rooms to specialized training gear, we provide everything beginners need to excel in their martial arts journey. Our clean and welcoming environment fosters a sense of community and belonging, making every visit to the dojo a rewarding experience.
  • Positive and Inclusive Atmosphere: We believe that martial arts should be accessible to everyone, regardless of age, gender, or fitness level. Our school promotes a positive and inclusive atmosphere where beginners can feel welcome and supported from day one. Whether you’re pursuing martial arts for fitness, self-defence, or personal growth, you’ll find a supportive community of like-minded individuals dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

Get Started Today!

Are you ready to embark on your martial arts journey? Join us at our Croydon-based school and experience the transformative benefits of martial arts training for beginners. Whether you’re seeking to improve your physical fitness, learn self-defence techniques, or cultivate mental discipline, our expert instructors are here to guide you every step of the way.

Contact us today to schedule your first martial arts class and take the first step towards unlocking your full potential. We look forward to welcoming you to our martial arts community and helping you achieve your goals both on and off the mat!

In conclusion, martial arts training in Croydon offers beginners a transformative journey towards physical fitness, self-defence skills, and personal growth. With expert instruction, state-of-the-art facilities, and a positive and inclusive atmosphere, our school provides the perfect environment for beginners to thrive. Join us today and discover the countless benefits of martial arts training for beginners!

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Discover Our Classes

Step into our gallery and experience the excitement and camaraderie of training at Samurai Karate Croydon. Our gallery showcases the dedication and passion of our students as they progress on their martial arts journey. Join us and discover how you can learn with fun and discipline at our dojo.

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