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Martial Arts with Samurai Swords

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Katana, Nunchaku, Bo, Sai, Kama, Tonfa, Tekko, Tanbo, Karate

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We specialise in Kobudō, an Okinawan martial art focusing on traditional weapons such as the katana, nunchaku, bo, sai, kama, tonfa, tekko, tanbo, and eku. We also specialise in Katsuki Ryu Karate, which translates roughly to "victorious dragon style karate", an innovative and formidable martial arts, drawing its roots from Shotokan, which is renowned for its profound philosophy and precision.

Training includes kihon (basics), kata (forms and patterns), and kumite (sparring), all conducted using approved training equipment within a safe and controlled environment.

Classes are taught in a relaxed and friendly environment. We are always open to answering historical or practical questions. Our school boasts a welcoming community of students and instructors that are passionate about sharing these unique and powerful martial arts.

Our aim is to preserve and respectfully evolve these traditional martial arts, while remaining deeply rooted in their original values and philosophies. This is a different approach from contemporary sport martial arts, which has a greater focus on point-scoring and tournament success.

Whether you're a beginner seeking to learn self-defence skills, build confidence, or you want to understand more about the history and ways of the Samurai, or even if you're experienced practitioner wishing to deepen your knowledge and skills, we offer classes with a positive, inclusive atmosphere for all ages (5+), abilities, and skill levels.

Based on our understanding, we are proud to be the only martial arts school in the UK offering a comprehensive, full-time curriculum dedicated solely to Kobudō. Our syllabus covers the vast majority of traditional Kobudō weapons, without requiring concurrent or prior training in another martial art.

We hope you'll consider joining us on your martial arts journey. Get in touch today to find out more and sign up for a class. We look forward to helping you become the best martial artist you can be!

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A huge congratulations to our students for their outstanding performance at the WUKF Scottish Open Championships.

Taking the top three places in the under 15s Kobudō category and a fantastic 3rd place in the over 16s, your dedication and hard work have made us truly proud! Keep striving for excellence and inspiring others in the kobudō world! We're so happy to have an official International Kobudō Champion among us! Well done!

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Kempo Dojo

21 Haldane Avenue, Dundee, DD3 0JL

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Kid's Classes (5 to 12)

Wednesdays 19:00 - 20:00 (Beginners)

Fridays 19:00 - 20:00 (All belts)

Saturdays 10:00 - 11:00 (Beginners)

Saturdays 11:00 - 12:00 (All belts)

Sundays 11:00 - 12:00 (All belts)

Adult's Classes (12+)

Wednesdays 20:00 - 21:00 (All belts)

Fridays 20:00 - 21:00 (All belts)

Saturdays 19:00 - 20:30 (Advanced)

Sundays 20:00 - 21:00 (All belts)

1 to 1 Kobudō Tuition

Available on request



Forfar Community Campus

Kirriemuir Road, Forfar, DD8 3TG

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All Ages Classes (5+)

Thursdays 19:00 - 20:00 (All belts)


The Larick Centre

Shanwell Road, DD6 9EA

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All Ages Classes (5+)

Tuesdays 18:30 - 19:30 (Beginners)



Kempo Dojo

21 Haldane Avenue, Dundee, DD3 0JL

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All Ages Classes (5+)

Saturdays 12:00 - 13:00 (All belts)

Sundays 19:00 - 20:00 (All belts)

1 to 1 Karate Tuition

Available on request


Are You Ready?

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TWO FREE CLASSES for all new members. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other free class offer(s).




£24/month for 1 class per week (please see the Price and Payment section of our Terms and Conditions for further details).

Please contact us if you'd like to attend more often.

1 to 1 session

£30 per hour.



Please book all events in advance.

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Kempo Dojo, 21 Haldane Avenue, Dundee, DD3 0JL

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Telephone: 07944 409 648

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