Learn Karate in Cornwall

Get fit, have fun and learn to stay safe. Classes across Mid Cornwall, everyone welcome, Ages 4+

There's an ashiita-kai dojo near you!

We run classes throughout the Mid Cornwall area for cubs, kids and adults. Find the class best suited to your schedule and location to get started with your journey to black belt. Ideal for beginners who are just starting out or for those with previous martial arts experience who like a more advanced martial art programme!

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Great Cardio

Each session contains an exciting blend of cardio, pad work, self defence and non combative sparring for an all round workout.

Build Confidence

Our martial arts classes are designed to improve ones ability in defence, focus, determination and all round confidence. We have classes throughout  Cornwall.

Learn Self Defence

Our traditional Japanese syllabus offers a blend of kicks, punches, blocks and self defence all whilst learning traditional language and etiquette.

Safe & Fun

Our instuctors are fully qualified, DBS checked and venues insured. We also run our own students benevolent trust fund scheme as a supplement to our regular students insurance.

Regular Events

In addition to regular gradings, Ashiita-Kai regularly holds fun events, competitions, leader boards to win prizes and earn badges


Gradings are held on a regular basis for students to work towards, progress in ability and character. Students can also earn interim badges and awards.

experienced instructors

Our instructors are highly respected Black Belts in the local community and have been training, teaching and competing for many years.

We teach students from 4 years old upwards and have classes on most days of the week with dojo’s in many different locations. A warm welcome awaits new members both young and old, especially families because this is a sport which really can be enjoyed as a family activity because the benefits of Karate training taught by experience and qualified instructors can be enjoyed by everyone.

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Which class best suits you?

We teach karate in Cornwall to people of all ages and experience levels

Cubs 4-6yrs

Improve pre-school children's basic motor skills whilst learning age appropriate self-defence, building confidence. After school clubs available. Your child can learn martial arts and have a hobby that they’ll enjoy.

Children 7-12yrs

Improve your child’s confidence, physical fitness, concentration and self-discipline. These classes are designed to build confidence, and offer a family friendly learning environment for the local community.

Adults 12+

Regular adult classes run by experienced instructors. Fitness and fun in a social environment. You’ll be put through your paces and see great results . Build confidence, discipline and self control.

Why our students love us

Some wonderful feedback from students and parents

Matthew Taylor
former MP for Truro & St. Austell

“All three of my boys have hugely enjoyed Ashita-Kai Karate for over a decade, with the classes a perfect mix of learning the disciplines and having fun.  Steve is an excellent teacher, the classes are not too big and he has a great relationship with the students of all ages. I can highly recommend Ashita-Kai.”

Stuart Beach

"My daughter started training at 5 years old, she was quiet and shy but the karate and meeting new people has helped her confidence grow.

Through the lessons and grading she is now training for the blue belt and hoping to get black belt one day.

The tournaments are fantastically organised and shes hoping to win more trophies in the future."

Dominika Chruscinska

"Ashiita Kai karate has has changed my entire life. Me and my 11 year old brother started 6 years ago and have progressed so far throughout the years. A few months ago before lockdown, we managed to go through our pre-grading having pushing ourselves as far as we could. Training every week pushed us to success. We are so lucky that we are part of such an amazing community.  Steve and Russ are amazing coaches that make lessons fun but challenging and pushing everyone to where they are capable and beyond. Some people don’t think that girls are good enough for self defence training but I have never doubted myself and carried on to reach my goals. I’ve been taught so much through my journey here, from my perseverance to my fitness, everything adds up to such a massive impact on myself and others around me. Ashiita Kai karate has made me someone who I wasn’t six years ago, more independent, confident and so much more trained.

Simon Trebilcock

"I did karate when I was younger, and didn’t progress all that far, likely due to my confidence. When my half sisters started karate themselves locally, as I watched them I thought to myself “I could do this again!” Now as an Orange Belt hoping to progress to Green in February, I still find the lessons great fun and challenging, Steve and Russ are great teachers who promote progression and are technical about their teachings, and students also support others when needed. Ashiita Kai Karate has helped with my fitness, self defence and my confidence."

Start your journey to black belt today!

Regular karate classes in Cornwall run by experienced instructors. Fitness and fun in a social environment. You’ll be put through your paces and see great results. Build confidence, discipline and self-control.