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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). They both taught the martial art of shotokan karate and self defence all over England and the UK for well over 30 years and are both professional Martial Arts teachers. Many martial arts clubs in UK and abroad are run by their old students.
Both David and Lilian 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.
They now have three Karate Classes,, a Karate School at Enfield over two days,  Edmonton Karate Dojo, North London Shotokan Karate Clubs.
With training for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced students. Over 20 Black Belt Students and Instructors train at their Enfield based Schools and Clubs
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.

Christine Alleyn 5th Dan Shotokan Karate Sensei

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Sensei Christine daughter of David & Lilian started karate with her parents at the age of 9yrs. 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, but still comes back to SJK to grade their students.

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Debbie Alleyn is 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 in 2014. She teaches at SJK part-time and full time at BPK. she is also Bpk’s

The SJK Team