About Us

david_lilianSJK Shotokan Karate was established in Enfield in 1978 by martial arts husband and wife team, David and Lilian Alleyn (Unfortunately Lilian passed away in 2013) David is not able to train any more due to Ill health but his heart will always be in karate. They both taught the martial art of shotokan karate and self defence all over England and the UK for well over 30 years and were both professional Martial Arts teachers. Many martial arts clubs in UK and abroad are run by their old students.
David, Lilian their son Brian and daughter Christine graded and studied Shotokan Karate and Self Defence under the top Shotokan Japanese Martial Arts Masters: Kanazawa Sensei,(Probably the best karate master alive today) Asano Sensei, Enoeda Sensei, Kato Sensei, Kawasoe Sensei, Kase Sensei, Ohta Sensei and K. Funakoshi, Sensei..
There is training for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced students at SJK / BPK run by their daughter Sensei Christine.
Shihan David is the Enfield/North London SJK Karate Chief Instructor – 7th Dan Master of Karate (Teacher of Teachers) He is Qualified Referee and holds Dip. Sports Psychology from Newcastle College. Shihan David also holds a Black belt in Ju Jitsu ,Lilian was a 4th Dan Shotokan Karate Sensei (Teacher) but has now sadly passed away. Shihan Christine takes the gradings for SJK and runs Black Panther Karate for younger karate students.

Christine Alleyn 5th Dan Shotokan Karate Sensei

Sensei Christine daughter of David & Lilian started karate with her parents at the age of 9 yrs. Christine also graded and studied Shotokan Karate and Self Defence under the top Shotokan Japanese Martial Arts Masters: Kanazawa Sensei, (Probably the best karate master alive today) Asano Sensei, Enoeda Sensei, Kato Sensei, Kawasoe Sensei, Kase Sensei, Ohta Sensei and K. Funakoshi, Sensei. Having gained her black belt as a teenager Christine taught for SJK until she had her own family. She then went on to open her own sister club BPK. Christine Sensei is a 5th Dan and runs both SJK & BPK

                         Debbie Alleyn is the daughter to Sensei Christine and granddaughter to Sensei David and Lilian, Debbie has trained at Sensei Christine’s club for many years and achieved her 2nd Dan and hopes to take her 3rd Dan in the near future. She teaches at SJK part-time and full time at BPK.

  Zina…who teaches at our Enfield branch has been part of the SJK team for many years & is a great Instructor with an up to date DBS and is fully Insured.

Nic is another great long term student who was taught karate by SJK and is a 1st Dan Black Belt, he also helps teach at our Enfield branch.

The SJK Team

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