Our History

The school was established in Enfield in 1978 by professional martial arts teachers David and Lilian Alleyn together with their children Brian and Christine. David is still involved in most aspects of running the school with Christine Sensei and were runners-up in the sports person/team of the year category in the 2004 Palace Gardens Pride of North London Awards.

The husband-and-wife team studied shotokan karate and self defence under the internationally renowned Japanese shotokan martial arts masters Kanazawa, Asano, Enoeda, Kato, Kawasoe, Kase, Ohta and K. Funakoshi Sensei.

David is a 7th Dan black belt Master of Karate Sensei (in other words, the teacher of teachers).

Christine is a 5th Dan black belt Karate Sensei.(teacher). 

Lilian is a 4th Dan black belt Karate Sensei.(teacher). (Unfortunately Lilian passed away in 2013).

Both David and Christine each have a remarkable  40 years experience in training and teaching martial arts. For more about their other qualifications check out our team , where you can also find out about the excellent team of teachers they work with in the following locations across North London:

  • Enfield
  • Soutgate
  • Cockfosters
  • Potters Bar
  • Brookmans Park

At present, there are more than 20 students with black belts training at our club, whilst some of our former students are now teaching shotokan karate throughout the UK and even worldwide.