"If you leave the main stream, your river of knowledge will dry up"
Denis Casey, S.S.U. (UK) Chief Instructor

Welcome to
Hull Shukokai Karate

Who Are We?

We are Hull & East Yorkshire's Premier Shukokai karate organisation. We have been delivering excellence in karate since 1972, under the leadership and guidance of our chief instructor Tony Grainger, 7th Dan. With over 100 years karate experience our instructors have produced numerous champions in both kata and kumite.

Taking our learning from U.K. Chief Instructor Denis Casey 8th Dan & our World Chief Instructor 10th Dan, Yamada Haruyoshi, we deliver our excellence using traditional Japanese methods.

Our teachings provide our students with an excellent proven system of self defence. Also in our encouraging and supportive, progressive and FUN environment you will also improve your physical fitness, mental strength and focus, self-discipline, self-respect, and respect for others. Please see our classes page to find out some of the ways in which you can achieve all of these personal improvements and more...

Be sure to check our facebook page for the latest news and events.

Where Are We?

Tuesdays 19:00-20:30

Hessle Methodist Church Hall
Tower Hill
HU13 0SP

Wednesdays 19:00-20:30


Bricknell Avenue Methodist Church
Bricknell Avenue, Hull

Thursdays 19:00-20:30

Hessle Methodist Church Hall
Tower Hill
HU13 0SP

Saturdays 10:30-12:00

Hessle Methodist Church Hall
Tower Hill
HU13 0SP

Contact Details

Tony Grainger (Hessle Dojo)
Steve Beveridge (Wyke Dojo)
07799 827017

Meet The Club

Club Photo 2014

How Much Does it Cost?

All classes are 'pay as you learn' - £7 per lesson and no joining fees. The first lesson is free! Family rates can be negotiated. Optional standing order payments are available. Standing order payments are taken every 4 weeks.

Also students are free to come and spectate prior to trying. Parents are also welcome to spectate. Suits and all equipment can be obtained through the club at prices more favourable than any retail outlet.

Latest News

SSU UK National Results

On Sunday 8th July Micheal Chappell and Brett Thompson represented Hull Shukokai Karate at the SSU UK Nationals 2018. They brought home 1 gold and 2 bronze for the club.

Micheal Chappell
Veterans Kumite (2018 Champion) - 1st place (Gold)

Brett Thompson
Senior Blackbelt Kata - 3rd place (Bronze)
Shubu Ippon Kumite - 3rd place (Bronze)

Sensei Yamada Passes

Our karate family suffered a great loss over the weekend. It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Yamada Sensei. Yamada Sensei will be greatly missed, but not forgotten.