Our Self Defence Classes

Self defence classes for a fearless you…take control of your safety!
Our Karate classes in Croydon provide a holistic approach to martial arts, fitness, and well-being, with a special emphasis on training that is perfect for women’s self-defence. 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 with a focus on women’s empowerment.



Samurai Teaches

basic tech

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 Women's Self Defense Classes

Physical Fitness and Strength

Physical Fitness and Strength

Our classes offer a dynamic and engaging workout that targets every aspect of physical fitness, helping women build stamina, agility, and overall strength.

Self Defence Skills

Self-Defence Skills

In today’s world, women’s safety is paramount. Our martial arts classes equip women with practical techniques and strategies to defend themselves in real-world situations, fostering confidence and empowerment.

Mental Focus and Discipline

Mental Focus and Discipline

Martial arts training cultivates mental focus, discipline, and self-control, empowering women to navigate life’s challenges with confidence and resilience.

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, promoting a sense of calm, balance, and empowerment.

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 Women's Self-defence Classes?

  • Expert Instruction and Individualized Training: Our instructors are highly trained professionals with years of experience in women’s self-defence training, ensuring that every student receives personalized attention and support. Our head trainer, Sensei Craig has delivered self-defence courses for women for over 25 years and learned from a leading expert.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our school boasts state-of-the-art training facilities equipped with the latest amenities and equipment, providing a safe and comfortable environment for women to learn and grow.
  • Positive and Inclusive Atmosphere: We believe in creating a supportive and inclusive atmosphere where women of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels can feel welcome and empowered.
  • Train with other women: At Samurai Karate Croydon, we have a membership ratio that is over 30% female, this is very rare in martial arts. We are proud of this and want to continue growing. Join us today!

Get Started Today, book your FREE trial class!

Are you ready to take control of your safety and well-being? Join us at our Croydon-based school and experience the transformative benefits of women’s self-defence training. 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, women’s self-defence training at Samurai Karate Croydon offers a transformative journey towards empowerment and personal growth. With expert instruction, state-of-the-art facilities, and a positive and inclusive atmosphere, our school provides the perfect environment for women to thrive. Join us today and discover the countless benefits of martial arts training for women!

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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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